Jokes about Spiders
by Melissa Stewart
Enslow, 2012
Super Silly Science Jokes
For grades 3-5
ISBN 978-0-76603-966-7
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Kids love to laugh while they learn, so they won’t be able to put this book down. Creepy, Crawly Jokes about Spiders and
Other Bugs
features age-appropriate science content written in a lively, engaging style. More than two dozen jokes and
silly cartoony illustrations reinforce the concepts and add a whole lot of fun. A section at the end provides pointers for
kids interested in writing their own jokes. And author Melissa Stewart encourages young comedians to submit jokes to her
for publication on her blog, Celebrate Science.

Research Notes

“The idea for Creepy, Crawly Jokes about Spiders and Other Bugs and the other books in this series was hatched during
school visits. It’s no secret that students learn best when new concepts are presented as part of a fun activity. And jokes
are fun. That’s why I often use them at key points in my school visit programs.

“What’s more fun that hearing a joke? Retelling it to other people. And what’s the most fun of all? Writing original jokes
and sharing them with classmates and family members. That’s why this book features a 7-page section with clear, simple
directions that will guide students as they create their own jokes.

“Writing jokes is serious business. It requires critical thinking skills, encourages children to experiment with word play,
and teaches students to write tightly and precisely. As young comedians craft science-themed jokes, their knowledge of
science concepts is reinforced. So writing jokes about spiders and other bugs is a great way to integrate science and
language arts.”

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