The Really, Really Bad Book
of Monster Jokes
written by Teri Sloat, illustrated by Mike Wright
About the Book
My part of this book was writing jokes about some
of my favorite thingsscary grizzly ideas.
But the book is packed with hysterical illustrations
by Mike Wright. Sometimes I go back and look at the pictures again
just to see what I've missed before. The book is packed, and where
on earth (or is it somewhere else) does he get his ideas for his
pictures? And then, how does he have the patience to put it all
down on paper? He is what I call a generous artist!
Here are some fun things to do with the spooky jokes:
- Choose a spread from the book, like Haunted
Humor, which is a haunted house, as is Ghostly Giggles,
and make your own jokes that use a similiar vocabulary for a bulletin
board in class. Use words, such as: poltergeist, fright, soul,
haunted, scare, skeleton, bone-chilling, witch, presence, eerie,
- Divide the students into small groups and make
up some new topics. How about Halloween Sports? For
example, the students can make up words that sound similiar to
basketball, like casketball, or come up with words that
sound like soccer, like shocker!
- Students can also make up a new topic like
Monster Music: soul music, mummies doing ragtime,
and the rhythm and boos.