Dogs Don't Tell Jokes
'Why did the guy eat two dead skunks for breakfast?''Because dead ones squeal when you stick the fork in.' Gary W. Boone knows he was born to be a stand-up comedian. It is the rest of the kids in the class who think he is a fool. Then the Floyd Hicks Junior High School Talent Show is announced, and he starts practising his routine non-stop to get it just right. Gary's sure that this will be his big break - he'll make everyone laugh and will win the $100 prize money. But when an outrageous surprise threatens to turn his debut into a disaster, it looks as if the biggest joke of all may be on Gary himself.
A brilliant, bright and very funny novel by the best-selling author of HOLES, Louis Sachar.How many other books do you know about a child who wants to be a stand-up comedian - but is very BAD at it!
Louis Sachar lives in Austin, Texas, where he works full-time as an author of children's books. HOLES has won numerous US prizes including the very prestigious Newbery Prize and was also been shortlisted for the UK's Children's Book Award.