Book Review: Jokes for Retirees and Seniors (That You May Not Want to Tell the Boss) by Bohdan D. Shandor

Retirement is very much a “good news-bad news” event in one’s life. The “good news” is that you’re retiring – the “bad news” is that you’re retiring.​

How the story of retirement unfolds depends on how each individual person looks at retirement. We at DOWNSIDE UP™ think retirement is a positive event because it is the beginning of a new chapter in one’s life that has yet to be written and YOU are the one writing the book, screenplay or narrative – whichever metaphor you prefer.​

At DOWNSIDE UP ™ we believe that no matter what the lifetime event is, the glass is always full– frankly, we don’t even know what an empty glass looks like! One reason for this view is the overwhelming importance of laughter. How one views life is very much a question of perception; and, humor and laughter can and do affect perception in a very positive way. This is in fact the reason why DOWNSIDE UP™ was formed as a publishing firm specializing in Joke Books.


My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I’m closing in on retirement and to being labeled a senior, so I had a feeling I would enjoy these jokes. Not only was I right, but I was pleasantly surprised. Some of these jokes are laugh out loud funny. I’m sure anyone will like this book, senior and retired or not.

This author has written several joke books. I like this one so much, I may have to check out more of them. If you like to laugh, you can’t go wrong with this book.

Book Review: Jokes for Kids by Rob Willis

Kids love jokes!

  • 330+ jokes!
  • BONUS – gift for you!
  • Short/not boring for kids
  • Kids become more confident
  • Have fun anytime and anywhere
  • Great gift idea for any child.

Jokes for Kids is chock-full of Q&A, knock-knock jokes, and short stories for kids for endless hours of fun and laughter.

Keep kids laughing, learning, and reading for hours with this book of jokes of the day for kids.

There are jokes about animals, food, monster, school, knock-knock jokes for children, and funny stories for kids!

Joke telling is a very effective and fun way of building a child’s confidence.

This book is especially great for traveling, waiting rooms, and reading aloud at home.

If you’re looking for a fun way of getting even reluctant readers to read, this book will not disappoint.

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Jokes for Kids is a fun book for kids to read. Most of the jokes are pretty funny, and they’re separated into categories: animals, food, monsters, school, other, knock-knock. There are also some short and cute stories at the end and three coloring pages.

There’s an introduction at the beginning of each section. As the book points out, not only is the book fun for kids, but it means that they’re reading. That’s always a plus!

I’ve included a couple samples from Jokes for Kids. The first one tickled me:

I think this is one kids will like:

I picked two jokes that were illustrated but most of them aren’t. The illustrations that are included, though, are adorable as well as bright and colorful!

This would be a great book for kids during the summer months to help prevent boredom as well as get some reading time in.