Horrid Henry’s Joke Book by Francesca Simon

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This review is part of a Horrid Henry Joke Book Tour through Sourcebooks

Stars: ***1/2

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (2010)
Children’s Fiction
Ages 7-12

Summary: Horrid Henry’s Joke Book features chapters dedicated to jokes much too rude for Mom, jokes not to tell your teacher, wisecracks for your baby-sitter (just make sure you can make a quick getaway!), underpants and stink bomb witticisms, and more humor from Moody Margaret, Sour Susan, Aerobic Al, Beefy Bert and Dinosaur Dave. 

I love Horrid Henry books so I just had to review his joke book. It definitely wilder than any joke book I read as a kid. A few of them had me with an open mouth wondering if it’s really appropriate for young kids but I guess they aren’t that bad. Especially for 10 and up.

Even though they are simple jokes, they are really quite funny. Even as an adult I was laughing out loud to a lot of them. There were a few jokes I’d heard before but most of them were new which was nice. I was afraid of hearing the same old jokes over and over again.

Here are some favourites:

What’s an insect’s best pick up line?
Is that stool taken?

What do you call a dinosaur with one eye?
A Do-you-think-he-saur-us

What do you call a crocodile at the North Pole?

Recommended for kids everywhere!

Links of Interest: Horrid Henry Website, Horrid Henry Online Game,

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