Book of the Day: "Knock, Knock!"
My kid Sid's new favorite thing is this picture book collection of Knock Knock jokes by a "who's who" list of children's book illustrators: Sophie Blackall, Tomie dePaola, Jon Muth, Chris raschka, Peter Reynolds and more.
Let's be clear: knock knock jokes are, as a rule, terrible. These oldies are no exception. But what *I* love about this book is how it has engaged my son in both learning a format for joke-telling and in memorizing a few jokes (which isn't to say that he necessarily understands them). Parents all too often see skills like this as trivial but they are anything but: they help kids build social skills and discover new ways of conversing . (In fact, if anyone out there has recommendations for more illustrated joke books, please let me know.) Recommended for ages 4 to 8. Hardback bargain book.
$2.99 our price / $16.99 list