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Title: Humor Mentor Text
Post by: julie-lacombe on January 10, 2017, 09:06 AM
I'm looking for some recommendations for PBs that have almost a slap-stick type humor.  Would appreciate any title suggestions!

Thanks,
Julie
Title: Re: Humor Mentor Text
Post by: J-Bert on January 10, 2017, 08:12 PM
Well, this isn't current but Grover and the Everything in the Whole Wide World museum has very slapstick humor. (And cracks my 4-year-old up, even after we've read it 100+ times.) BUNNIES by Kevan Atteberry also cracked him up, but I'm not sure it qualifies as slapstick. I think of slapstick as involving gags like running into walls or falling down stairs for humor--is that what you're thinking? In BUNNIES a kind monster who desperately loves bunnies keeps spotting them and chasing them and they get away. (My description doesn't do it justice--it's really cute!) The Piggy & Gerald book I BROKE MY TRUNK seems like slapstick humor to me, also PIGS MAKE ME SNEEZE. SAMANTHA ON A ROLL by Linda Ashman has kind of an absurdist slapstick humor. DINOSAUR KISSES by David Ezra Stein might be another good one. Or STUCK by Oliver Jeffers, although that one might be more absurd humor than slapstick (but I think it's so funny!)
Title: Re: Humor Mentor Text
Post by: Vijaya on January 11, 2017, 04:50 AM
Amelia Bedelia, but it's not a PB, but very, very funny chapter books.

I'm trying to think of physical comedy in PB. Sheep in a Jeep fits.
Title: Re: Humor Mentor Text
Post by: marla-lesage on January 11, 2017, 06:56 AM
There's Amelia Bedelia PB's now too! 
Title: Re: Humor Mentor Text
Post by: Vijaya on January 11, 2017, 07:02 AM
That's great! I didn't know this Marla.
Title: Re: Humor Mentor Text
Post by: Schriscoe on January 11, 2017, 07:06 AM
There's Amelia Bedelia PB's now too! 

Wow! I didn't know this either. I knew that Peggy's nephew had taken over the series, but I had no idea there were PBs as well. Very cool!!
Title: Re: Humor Mentor Text
Post by: julie-lacombe on January 11, 2017, 08:04 AM
Thank you everyone!  Can I say how exciting it is to have authors who's books I've read answer my question!  My daughters and I went totally fan-girl when I saw that J-Bert, author of our most recent favorite book, The Book Scavenger, reply!!
Title: Re: Humor Mentor Text
Post by: Vijaya on January 11, 2017, 09:57 AM
My daughters and I went totally fan-girl when I saw that J-Bert, author of our most recent favorite book, The Book Scavenger, reply!!

It happens here quite often. I love it!!!

Title: Re: Humor Mentor Text
Post by: J-Bert on January 11, 2017, 09:37 PM
Thank you everyone!  Can I say how exciting it is to have authors who's books I've read answer my question!  My daughters and I went totally fan-girl when I saw that J-Bert, author of our most recent favorite book, The Book Scavenger, reply!!

Well, that's so nice to hear! I am so often feeling like a fangirl myself here, it's funny to imagining it happening the other way. So glad you and your girls liked Book Scavenger!