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Pun and Games: Jokes, Riddles, Daffynitions, Tairy Fales, Rhymes and More Wordplay for Kids Paperback – 1 Jan 1996


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  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press (1 Jan 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556522649
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556522642
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 286,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Highly entertaining...reveals the tricks of the punster's trade while challenging readers to create original wordplay of their own." --"Kliatt"

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Pun fun specifically designed for children 10 and above
Over the years I have found that children in middle school -- fifth through eight grade -- have quite enjoyed books of mine. I'm delighted but also concerned that I did not write those books for children of that age. When I surveyed the market, I discovered, rather to my surprise, that there is very little word fun for boys and girls above the third grade. I wrote PUN & GAMES to fill that void. The book covers the major types of puns, from homographs to spoonerisms. Respecting the intelligence of the reader, each chapter presents a type of pun and solidifies each concept with a game -- "Pun Fun" -- and an invitation -- "Your Turn" -- to create additional word play. END

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fun, maybe a little childish as i think it may be designed for children however I enjoy it. not very big but as i said it may be designed for like 10-15 year olds
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By marek on 8 Jun 2013
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bought this to share. kept them going for about a week but with year 3 class studying poetry and wordplay
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Fun for all ages 2 Dec 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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In this highly entertaining book, punmaster Richard Lederer reveals the tricks of the punster's trade while challenging readers to create original wordplay of their own. In sixteen chapters, with titles such as "Calling on the Homophone," "Puns That Babylon," and "Tairy Fales," the author explains how to use homophones, homographs, and spoonerisms for comical effect while exploring knock-knock jokes, Tom Swifties, and other types of jokes and riddles based on the deft manipulation of sound and meaning. The author presents a clear and simple explanation of each form, provides numerous examples, and then invites readers to create original jokes, rhymes, and puzzles of their own. Language-lovers of all ages will appreciate the wealth of wit and humor presented on these pages.
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Great for my 3rd Grader 11 Sep 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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My third-grade daughter couldn't put this book down! Absolutely loved the "Pun Fun" section and the "'Let's play a Game' said Tom Swiftly" section. The booked is marked up and dog-eared.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Kids love wordplay and it's a brain-builder, too 21 May 2004
By Joanna Daneman - Published on Amazon.com
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The flexibility of the English language lends itself to lots of fun stuff as veteran teacher, writer and lecturer Richard Lederer knows so well. Kids love funny jokes and play on words--why not introduce them to the fun side of English.
The "Tairy Fales" shows how Spoonerisms or reversing sounds on pairs of words can yield some madcap results. (And don't forget, Butterfly was once Flutterby, but we just couldn't get it straight.) Riddles are great for long car rides--rhymes will tempt even the most lackluster reader to stretch their abilities. This is a must for homeschoolers and reading to the kids in the evening--fun, too.
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Zippy lippy word games, jokes, language puzzles and more 28 Mar 2009
By OhKayohkay - Published on Amazon.com
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Learning while playing has seldom had the jokes, language puzzles and word play challenges for learning like playing presented in a most interesting way..than this book. great ideas for use while traveling for for the young and older alike. Unbelieveable funny, original and entertaining while playing with words in all ways... Enjoy
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A genuine four-loaf cleaver 19 Nov 2005
By Michael Kline - Published on Amazon.com
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To me, puns are the stars of the wordplay world, and Pun and Games is Sirius fun. Legendary verbologist Lederer has packed this 100-page upper and lowercase suitcase with tons of puns. Illustrations by Dave Morice dance with (and throughout) this logophile's dream, and the pun never ends. No irritable vowel syndrome here.

- Michael Kline, author/illustrator of WordPlay Cafe
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