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My Dad Thinks He's Funny  - Katrina Germein

My Dad Thinks He's Funny

By: Katrina Germein, Tom Jellett (Illustrator)

Paperback

Published: 1st August 2012
For Ages: 5+ years old
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Book Description

A book for anyone whose dad has made them laugh – or cringe!

My dad doesn’t like babysitting. He says no one should sit on babies. My dad doesn’t eat seafood. He says there’s something fishy about it. My dad doesn’t lie in bed. He says you should always tell the truth. My dad thinks he’s funny.

About the Author

Katrina Germein began writing books by accident when a story in her head wouldn’t go away. She wrote it down to set it free. This story went on to become Katrina’s first picture book Big Rain Coming. Katrina has continued to write books for children ever since, including the highly popular My Dad Thinks He’s Funny. She lives in Adelaide with three children, one husband (who thinks he’s funny) and a black and white dog named Sunny.

About the Illustrator

Tom Jellett’s books have included: Hot Stuff by Margaret Clark, Fuzz the Famous Fly by Emily Rodda, and Australia at the Beach, a picture book by Max Fatchen. Tom now lives in Sydney and works as an illustrator for The Australian.

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My Dad Thinks He's Funny
 
4.0

(based on 12 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to understand (9)
  • Deserves multiple readings (7)
  • Well written (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift (10)
    • Younger readers (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Everyday reader (6), Bookworm (3), Casual reader (3)

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    love love love it

    I laughed my head off when i first heard this being read to a group of school children. It was a book full of funny things that my dad said to me and my...Read complete review

    I laughed my head off when i first heard this being read to a group of school children. It was a book full of funny things that my dad said to me and my husband now says to our children. Everyone will find something to relate to in this hilarious story.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    But this dad is NOT funny

    I found this book disappointing. My 4 yo granddaughter did not find it at all amusing and I must say neither did I. I bought it on line on the strength of the promo...Read complete review

    I found this book disappointing. My 4 yo granddaughter did not find it at all amusing and I must say neither did I. I bought it on line on the strength of the promo and had I read it in a bookshop, I would never have purchased it.

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    4.0

    Great gift

    By Zinnie

    from Ballarat AUS

    About Me Everyday Reader

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • For The New Dad

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Parents
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about My Dad Thinks He's Funny:

      Great funny story for young kids. I gave this to my son when he became a Dad for the first time - he likes to make wisecracks and thinks they are funny so this was the perfect tongue in cheek gift!

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      5.0

      love love love it

      By cfg

      from Melbourne, AU

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Understand
      • Relevant
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about My Dad Thinks He's Funny:

        I laughed my head off when i first heard this being read to a group of school children. It was a book full of funny things that my dad said to me and my husband now says to our children. Everyone will find something to relate to in this hilarious story.

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        4.0

        One for the kids learning to read !

        By littlejim

        from Melbourne, AU

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Understand

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift

          Comments about My Dad Thinks He's Funny:

          My grandson is just starting to read and really loved all the old gags most of us heard about that stage in our lives.
          He worked his way through, with some help; then reread the book, loudly declaiming all the bits that he found very funny.

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          4.0

          Funny

          By Sab

          from Sydney, AU

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          Pros

          • Easy To Understand

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift

            Comments about My Dad Thinks He's Funny:

            Great Fathers Day gift. Hubby loved it reminded him of his pops jokes.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Quick & efficient.

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            4.0

            Great Fathers Day gift

            By Jude the Obscure

            from SA

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                Comments about My Dad Thinks He's Funny:

                More a series of 'Dad-isms'than a story but entertaining to see familiar lines.

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                4.0

                Surprised

                By meg the cat lady

                from Queensland. Australia

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                Pros

                • Better than I expected
                • Charmed And Delighted Me
                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Easy To Understand

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                  • Special Needs
                  • Younger Readers

                  Comments about My Dad Thinks He's Funny:

                  This book was funny and obviously aimed at the littlies but this granny enjoyed it and passed it on to my granddaughter who works with Special Needs chilren in the hope that they may get some giggles out of it, too.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  As always my dealings with Booktopia were prompt and stress-free. Thank You

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                  3.0

                  Funny but not an every day read for kids

                  By Ranger

                  from Melbourne

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Understand

                  Cons

                  • Disappointing

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift

                  Comments about My Dad Thinks He's Funny:

                  I liked the book it brought back memories of what my dad said to me as I was growing up but this book is not something I would sit down and read to my child every day over and over again.

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                  4.0

                  My son enjoyed it immensely

                  By Rainie

                  from Melbourne

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Understand
                  • Well Written

                  Cons

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                    • Gift
                    • Younger Readers

                    Comments about My Dad Thinks He's Funny:

                    I brought the book for my 10 year old son. He really enjoyed it and could connect with the sayings as he has heard most of them from me time and again. I would suggest it would be a good present for children of 10 or slightly younger.

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                    5.0

                    Delightfully funny!

                    By KG

                    from Sydney

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                    Pros

                    • Deserves Multiple Readings
                    • Easy To Understand
                    • Relevant
                    • Well Written

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift
                      • Younger Readers

                      Comments about My Dad Thinks He's Funny:

                      I bought this book as a gift for my young nieces and nephews as it is typical of their Dad and probably dads everywhere. We all had a good laugh as we read it.

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                      5.0

                      So do I

                      By wrobo

                      from Warragul VIc

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                      Pros

                      • Deserves Multiple Readings
                      • Easy To Understand
                      • Informative
                      • Inspirational
                      • Well Written

                      Cons

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                        • Gift
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                        Comments about My Dad Thinks He's Funny:

                        There is only one thing wrong with this book. IT IS 100 PAGES TOO SHORT. It brought back so many memories.

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                        ISBN: 9781742032214
                        ISBN-10: 1742032214
                        Audience: Children
                        For Ages: 5+ years old
                        Format: Paperback
                        Language: English
                        Number Of Pages: 32
                        Published: 1st August 2012
                        Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 25.6  x 0.3
                        Weight (kg): 0.18