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The Joke Machine

The Joke Machine

Create Your Own Jokes and Become Instantly Funny!

Theresa Julian; illustrated by Pat Lewis

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A JOKE BOOK THAT TEACHES YOU HOW TO BE FUNNY!

Follow a cast of fictional funny experts into the Laugh Lab, a hilarious joke-building factory that teaches middle-grade readers how to create their own jokes, puns, silly one-liners, and more. Each chapter explores a different style of joke making, such as surprise, understatement, and exaggeration, and includes hundreds of hilarious examples.

By the end of the book, readers will have a set of tools in their joke belt to make their friends and family actually LOL.

The book includes more than 500 family-friendly jokes—plus zillions that you can create on your own!

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Theresa Julian; illustrated by Pat Lewis

Theresa Julian writes humorous children’s fiction, nonfiction, screenplays and teleplays. She is also the author of a humorous ‘tween TV pilot and two screenplays that have all won or placed in multiple national writing competitions. Theresa is a graduate of Boston College and has a Master of Arts in Corporate Communications.

Pat Lewis is a freelance cartoonist/illustrator from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a client list that includes Highlights for Children, High Five magazine, Workman Publishing, McGraw-Hill, Disney, Science Magazine, and the U.S. National Park Service. Pat is also a longtime member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and a former president of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators. Please visit his website for art samples and more.

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Theresa Julian
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Pat Lewis