My oldest recently asked us to start telling him jokes. My husband and I looked at each other, clueless. I couldn’t remember the last time I heard a kid joke and most of the jokes I know are rated R… so I did the best a mom can do in this situation. I borrowed books on children’s jokes at the library. One of them is called The Hans Wilhelm Treasury of Jokes by Jonathan Rosebloom and Hans Wilhem:
This book contains over 100 pages of jokes along with colorful illustrations and it seems to be a hit. Some of the jokes are so bad I don’t even get them (maybe there’s a language barrier issue, or maybe I don’t have a funny bone – ha!) but other jokes are quite witty. From farm animals, to monsters, to ghosts, to dinosaurs, this book has it all.
By the way, why did the chicken cross the playground? To get to the other slide. Pretty cute, huh? If you want more of those, you’ll have to get the book at your bookstore or library. Trust me, it’s worth knowing a few jokes if you meet some demanding kids and want to look cool!
Of course, this book contains a few “cow jokes” so I feel compelled to share. Here are a few samples for your enjoyment:
Not sure you liked it? How about this one?
My kids really like the “milk and quakers” punch line. Now, this last one, I think it’s really good (in a sick way, if you think of cows as hamburger meat):
I always find it risky to mix cows, bulls and balls, but hey, that’s exactly why I don’t know any kid’s jokes…