Monday, July 19, 2021

Review: My Dad’s Jokes are Very (Terribly, Awfully, Painfully) Bad! by Jacob Eckeberger


Genre: Children’s Picture Book


“A book all about Dad Jokes. But it comes with a challenge for you and your child:

Can you make it through the end of the book without laughing?

At the beginning of the book you're met by a new friend who is warning you about their Dad's very, terribly, awfully, painfully bad jokes. Your friend's Dad jumps into each page with a new joke, while your friend coaches you through them and helps you maintain composure as much as possible. But as the rate of jokes pick up, can you make it to the end without cracking a smile?”


“Jacob is a youth worker, musician, and a new author living in Minneapolis, MN. He spends his time playing pretend dinosaur/unicorns with his kids and creating music with his wife.”


When I read this with LBG (the Little Blonde Girl), my eight-year-old granddaughter, I had a hard time resisting changing dad to granddad since she’s definitely familiar with my bad jokes. We both had a great time, laughing at the story, and relating to the main characters (me to the dad, obviously, her to the poor kid who had to listen to the bad jokes). What Dad (or Granddad) wouldn’t love to read this to their unsuspecting kid and have a chance to tell them a long string of “dad jokes” all in a row? I sure did and no matter what she claimed, LBG loved hearing the story too. Even better would be having Dad read the lines in the book delivered by the dad and your favorite victim … I mean child … getting their reading practice in by reading the kid’s part. It’s a win/win situation.

Buy now from:            Amazon US        Amazon UK

Format/Typo Issues:

No issues.

Rating: ***** Five Stars

Reviewed by: BigAl

Approximate word count: 20 pages

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