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I'm really funny. I know that because I crack myself up constantly with puns and dad jokes that my kids and wife absolutely loathe. That's why I knew I'd love this book of knee-slappers that has already helped me add to my repertoire of corny, groan-inducing one-liners. Some call them lame and they are correct, but dad jokes are among the best parts of being a dad and this book is chock full of em. You'll laugh (even if you try your best not to).
This a great fun little book. Bought for my hubby. It was fun to have him read jokes to the kids (I got a kid joke book too, so they would go back and fourth) however, after a couple of uses, the binding started breaking. My husband is a reader and takes care of his books. Never does he leave them upside down or puts stress on the bindings. However this book broke already! Bought for Christmas and it’s the 5th of Jan. 🙁
I'm not going to judge. You do what you need to :) Chances are, though, that this is either a gift from someone, or you're thinking of buying it as a gift for someone. Possibly a dad-to-be.
"Clean & corny knee-slappers for the family". I'm not sure how much the family will appreciate it, but I can testify that they are clean, and they're definitely corny.
Not all the jokes are gems, and I've heard a number of them over the years, but I find a lot of them quite funny, and a quite a few made me laugh out loud. No, I haven't finished all 600+ jokes, but I did go through the first 20 pages, then skipped through different parts of the book. Some are subtle enough (or maybe I'm dense enough) to require reading a couple of times before I got the punchline. Most of them are puns, which made me wonder why there's a chapter devoted to puns. Finally, at the end of the book, there's a list of websites you can visit for more dad jokes, in case you didn't get your fill.
Of course, you can always use Google to search for sites with collections of dad jokes, but the author took the effort to select those that he thinks are the best for you, and it's available in a handy little booklet that you can read without your phone (unless you purchased the Kindle edition).
Do you need the book? Probably not, but it did gave me my best laugh all week minutes after receiving it. It's also a good threat for the kids ("Clean up your room or I'm going to read to you from this!").
So what makes a joke a dad joke? To find out, you'll need to look at the middle of page 4.
I love a good joke, even when it’s a groaner, but especially when it’s clean and repeatable. Most of the jokes I hear these days are off-color or downright vulgar, which is depressing. This book, “World’s Greatest Dad Jokes” is full of clean humor that can be repeated in front of children without guilt.
I have a litmus test for repeating jokes. If I am uncomfortable repeating a joke in front of my mother or in front of my pastor, then it’s not one I will repeat to anyone else. This collection has presented me with tons of jokes I can share with anyone and everyone without a second thought. That’s a huge win.
Now, to be fair, some of the jokes in this book are truly awful. Bad puns, stupid knock-knock jokes, plays-on-words and more fill the pages, and some of these are so corny that they invoke a pain reflex in the hearer. My family loves this kind of joke so there has been plenty of laughter (and groans) since I started breaking out some of the jokes in this book.
I will say that not every joke in this book is appropriate for children, not because of being inappropriate but being over younger children’s heads. While a good majority are good for any age, there are some that younger kids simply will not understand and the result will be a dumb look.
Need a collection of clean jokes that you can inflict on others? Have kids that laugh at the dumbest of jokes? Maybe you just want to annoy your spouse (yeah, that’s me)? This is a collection of jokes that is perfect for all of these and more. The jokes are clean and repeatable and you’ll get either giggles or groans in the retelling.
My husband, and father of my children, has one joke. Ready? Why does a gorilla have big nostrils? Because it has big fingers. He tells it every chance he gets. Daily. To everyone he meets. I had hoped to supplant his joke, but this book is really right along that vein . . . these really are DAD jokes. He loves them and has taken great pleasure in reading them out loud while the rest of the family groans. On the other hand . . . I am a swim coach. At the age I coach (11-12) kids are REALLY hard on themselves. I have found when a swimmer is beating themselves up for missing a cut (my own daughter missed two by .01 of a second on the same day. ) this type of joke is really useful. I can tell a groaner and they can laugh at the dense adult that thought it was funny. It also works to give a teammate a joke and send them over . . . doesn't fail. The back of the book has a short section of riddles (49) of them. And they are groaners too. And short one page dad things -- like helping your kid look for the chocolate you ate last night. He does that. The book is small, but well made with a matte cardstock cover and strong binding. The pages are slightly thicker than standard, and the font choice is easy to read and printed at an appropriate size. The only flaw in this book? It's missing the best joke of all. So . . . why does a gorilla have big nostrils?