Fun with Language: Jokes, Tongue Twisters, and Poems

by Janssen Bradshaw

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When I was a school librarian, the joke section was always one of the most popular. Even the kids who resisted checking out books usually changed their minds when they saw a book of riddles and tongue twisters.

Good poetry often appeals to these same kinds of readers, with its clever plays-on-words, bite-sized sections, and surprise endings.

If your kid is in the market for funny poems, knock-knock jokes, or brain-bending riddles, these books will keep them turning pages and cracking up.