Saturday, February 16, 2008

Dogs Don't Tell Jokes by Louis Sachar


Dogs Don't Tell Jokes
Louis Sachar
1991, Random House, New York
0439166233
209p.


This is the story of Gary W. Boone, a kid who doesn't quite fit in and tries to compensate by being the class clown. When the school is to hold a Talent Show he decides to enter to show everyone that he is funny even though they think he is just a 'goon'.

I thought this was a great book! It was funny and poignant. I could really empathise with the main character. And the jokes weren't half bad either.

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4 comments:

michelle said...

I love that book. I read it for my first time and after that I really liked it. Also Louis Sachar is my FAVORITE writer ever. I read most of his books. I read at least......
10 of his books!! I hope you read this book whoever reads this. Also one of Gary W. Goone's jokes are..
Well I went to a doctor and I told him that I stink. Thw Doctor said,"Yeah you do stink . What happened to you?" And I(Gary) Said," I ate Two Dead Skunks for breakfast. And the doctor said, " Why did you do that?" And I (Gary) answered beacuse we were out of waffles. LOL I hope you read this book!!!

Discoverylover said...

Hey Ro! Just clicked over to have a look (lol, I'm not bored at work :p)! Louis Sachar is one of my fave childrens authors! HYE read Holes? AWESOME awesome book :D See you in f&g at some point :)

michelle said...

Hey DiscoveryLover. I read Holes, Sideway Storeies from Wayside school, Marvin Redpost books, and other one that i can't remember.Alot of Louis Sachar books are great.

Ro said...

I haven't read any other of Louis Sachar's books, but it looks like I'll have to!