ERIC Number: ED362905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Laugh Lines: Exploring Humour in Children's Literature. Literature Support Series.
Exploring the range and diversity of humorous literature for children, this book attempts to remedy the past neglect of children's humorous books by taking humor seriously. The first five chapters of the book discuss what children find funny and at what age, different kinds of humor found in children's literature, passages of humorous tone in otherwise serious books, picture book humor, and humorous verse. The sixth chapter consists of a brief historical overview of humorous literature for children. The seventh chapter provides teachers with a range of practical classroom activities which focus on the many facets of humor in children's literature. The bibliography lists 63 picture books, 44 books for younger readers (pre-school to nine years), 54 books for older readers (10 to 15 years), 55 books of verse, and 8 joke and riddle books. Contains 41 references. (RS)
Descriptors: Childhood Interests, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Humor, Literary Genres, Picture Books, Poetry, Preschool Education, Reading Interests, Recreational Reading
Publications, Primary English Teaching Association, Laura Street, Newtown, New South Wales, 2042, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Primary English Teaching Association, Newtown (Australia).