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Sunday 1 September 2013

Review: My Dad Still Thinks He's Funny

My dad says, “I’ve told you fifty million times, don’t exaggerate.”

Katrina Germein’s 2010 picture book My Dad Thinks He’s Funny (KBR review here) was a big hit in our home and the kids were very excited when they discovered that there was now a sequel. Filled with more so-unfunny-it-is-actually-funny humour, My Dad Still Thinks He’s Funny was an instant hit. After all, who doesn’t love a ‘dad joke’?

My children giggled their way through the book several times in one sitting, laughing out loud as they repeated jokes to each other. Personally, I was rather pleased to find my own father’s favourite joke in this edition – you ask if someone wants ‘a hand’ and then applaud if they say yes. A dad joke classic.

Tom Jellett’s illustrations once again perfectly complement the story. Their casual style is very appealing and they help younger readers to grasp the puns in some of the jokes that might otherwise go over their heads.

My Dad Still Thinks He’s Funny is a wonderful tribute to dads and dad jokes. It’s sure to strike a chord with kids and adults and the wonderful twist at the end is the perfect acknowledgement of just how contagious dad jokes are.

Title: My Dad Still Thinks He's Funny
Author: Katrina Germein
Illustrator: Tom Jellett
Publisher: Walker Books, $24.95 RRP
Publication Date: 1 August 2013
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781742032320
For ages: 5+
Type: Picture Book