Your Own Joke Book by Gertrude Crampton TX102

Your Own Joke Book by Gertrude Crampton TX102

Your Own Joke Book by Gertrude Crampton TX102

Your Own Joke Book compiled by Gertrude Crampton, Scholastic paperback printing, TX102, 1969, 116 pages. Cover by Erwin Hoffmann. Illustrated by Doug Anderson.

DESCRIPTION: “We dare you to keep a straight face!

Little Willie saw some dynamite,
Couldn’t understand it quite.
Curiosity never pays.
It rained Willie seven days.

‘Twas in a restaurant they met,
Romeo and Juliet.
He had no cash to pay the debt,
So Romeo’d what Juli-et.

Teacher: In what battle did General Wolfe, hearing of victory, cry
‘I die happy’?
Student: ‘His last battle.’

What animal would be likely to eat a relative?
Give up? An anteater.

Dozens of sidesplitters! Enjoy them. Use them on your friends. We take no responsibility for what happens.”(from the back cover)


About vintagescholastics

I love these old Scholastics! I am a bookseller, writer, and dog-lover; live at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains of New York with my computer-programmer husband. We love motor-cycle riding, renovating our old camp on Lake Desolation, gardening, and researching our genealogy. The purpose of this blog is to highlight those beloved old books from the Scholastic Book fairs from 1950 - 1979. This will serve as a catalogue of the books, with their identifying numbers, a plot summary, and a photo of the cover; with a searchable index. I want to give all of the writers and illustrator's bios so they get credit (many were writers in the summer while on vacation from their regular schoolteaching jobs.; some are lesser known efforts by very famous people; and some are reprinted classics.) Hopefully, their fans will be able to identify favorite titles with snipets of remembered information. We will always be adding new ones, and welcome your submissions
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