Children’s Corner — Crack Yourself Up Jokes for Kids

22 Aug

Any kid can be a comedian with a little help from award-winning author/illustrator Sandy Silverthorne’s Crack Yourself Up Jokes for Kids. Perfect for kids ages 6-12, this zany collection of one-liners (Did you hear about the missing barber? Police are combing the city.), knock-knock jokes (Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Pizza. Pizza who? Pizza nice guy, don’t you think?), riddles (What’s red and goes up and down? A tomato in an elevator.), puns, and funny lists represents some of the world’s best clean humor. Add in the author’s hilarious illustrations and cartoons, and kids will get hours of fun with the kind of laughs that make milk come out your nose — that is, if you’re drinking milk while you read!

Sandy Silverthorne in his own words:

I’ve loved drawing all my life but I started doing it as a profession kind of by accident. I grew up in Southern California and went to San Diego State University. During the summers I worked as a tour guide at Universal Studios, what a great job! And I met some really good friends while I was there. I was an actor in Los Angeles for a while doing plays, some TV and a few commercials. I was even on some soap operas. It was during this time that I met my awesome wife Vicki in Newport Beach. After we got married we moved to the northwest. We love it here. We have a beautiful daughter, Christie and a black and white Rescue cat – Gracie.

When we moved, I couldn’t find a full time job so I started drawing for ads and TV and clients around town. Then God got me hooked up with Harvest House publishers and my writing and illustrating career took off. Since then I’ve gotten to work with some really great people like Focus on the Family, World Vision, The Los Angeles Times, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Charlotte Hornets.

One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Jeremiah 29:11- “I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for good and not for evil to give you a future and a hope.”

I know that’s been true for me and I know it’ll be true for you too. I hope you enjoy this site and learn some stuff from it. We’ll keep adding new features all the time so make sure you keep coming back and visiting.

Things I love: summer, ice cream, hamburgers, drawing, Duck football and basketball, working on books, speaking to groups of kids

Things I don’t love: broccoli, getting up early, committees


My Impressions:

When my son was a kid, he loved jokes, and he loved to share them. While not very successful at writing his own, he would make us chuckle, groan, and roll our eyes with jokes he read in books and magazines. He would have loved Crack Yourself Up Jokes for Kids. This book is filled with hundreds of jokes, riddles, knock-knocks, one-liners, and some pretty funny lists. And though I had years of my son sharing, most of them were new to me. Perfect for a birthday gift, stocking stuffer, or just because, this book will provide hours of fun and hilarity, if not for the whole family, then for the young comedian in your life 😉 . No worries about who will hear them either — these are definitely clean jokes. Be prepared to be entertained, because even if you find some of the jokes groaners, you are going to love the kick your kid(s) get out of them.


Audience: kids ages 6-12.

To purchase, click HERE.

(I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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