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Dogs Don't Tell Jokes by Louis Sachar

Dogs Don't Tell Jokes (1991)

by Louis Sachar

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I remember reading this as a child, over and over. I found a copy in one of my boxes of junk, along with Holes and other school-day-era books. ( )
  KillerCorp | Jul 27, 2015 |
Enjoyable, very quick read. The boys and I were laughing a lot. The story is especially appropriate right now because I have a son who wants to be the class clown and does not know when to hold back a joke. ( )
  learn2laugh | Sep 14, 2014 |
It took me a while to warm up to this one, and it can't compare to Holes, There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom, or Wayside School..., but the last fifty pages are quite good. ( )
  5hrdrive | Nov 15, 2008 |
Gary Boone, also known as "Goon," is always telling jokes. Jokes are his life. However, his parents, schoolmates, and teachers do not always appreciate his mindset. Therefore, Goon has a lot of trouble making friends.

When his school decides to have a talent show, Goon signs up right away to do a stand-up comedy act. He thinks that showing off his best jokes will make people realize how funny he is and make everyone want to be his friend. Will Goon's plan succeed, or will it alienate him further from those around him?

Dogs Don't Tell Jokes is an enjoyable read for ages 10 and up. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll cringe and groan and cheer. ( )
  weener | May 20, 2008 |
This book was the best book. It was about a boy who signs up for a talent show in his school. ( )
  tigger14 | Nov 13, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679833722, Paperback)

Twelve-year-old jokester Gary Boone knows he was born to be a comedian, it's the kids in his class who think he's just a goon. Winning the school talent show would be Gary's dream come true, but on the big night his dream nearly backfires--with hilarious results.

An IRA/CBC Children's Choice.  

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Twelve-year-old Gary, known as Goon because of his constant clowning and joke-telling, tries to change his image and make new friends at school.

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