What's So Funny? (Hardcover)

Making Sense of Humor

By Donna Jackson, Ted Stearn (Illustrator)

Viking Juvenile, 9780670012442, 64pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2011

List Price: 16.99*
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Everyone loves to laugh, and to hear and see funny things-but what makes something funny in the first place? What is humor? This book explains why our brains think something is funny, what happens to us physically when we laugh, why you can tickle your friend but not yourself, and so much more. Plenty of jokes and silly anecdotes are included, and hilarious line drawings appear on almost every page.

About the Author

Donna M. Jackson is the award-winning author of "In Your Face" and "The Name Game" (both Viking) and many other outstanding nonfiction books for children. She lives with her family in Louisville, Colorado.

Ted Stearn is an illustrator and storyboard artist for several animated cartoons, including "King of the Hill" and "Drawn Together." He lives in Los Angeles, California.