Inspire Share a Joke 2020

To celebrate Silly Squad,  Summer Reading Challenge 2020, Inspire Libraries held a joke competition. 

The winning joke was sent in by Esme aged 10.  Congratulations Esme! 

Why do seagulls fly over the sea?
If they flew over the bay they would be called bagels

Take a look at these videos from fantastic authors and illustrators  who have shared their favourite joke.

Alan MacDonald

Alan MacDonald is the author of the best selling Dirty Bertie series along with many other books.  For more information on Alan check out his website here.

What do you call a cow on a trampoline?        A milk shake!!!

Nick Arnold

Nick Arnold is the author of the award winning, best selling Horrible Science series of books.  For more information on Nick Arnold check out his website here.   

What do you call a dinosaur that is sleeping?  A dino-snore!

John Dougherty

John is an author and poet.  He is the author of the popular Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face series, Zeus, Niteracy Hour and many more.  For more information on John check out his website here.

Why couldn't the Pony sing?  She was a little horse!!

Adam Frost

Adam is the author of a variety of fascinating fun fact books including The Awesome Book of Animals, Splat the Fake Fact and the Epic Book of Epicness, which won the Blue Peter Book Award (Best book with facts).  For more information on Adam check out his website.

What do you call a bear with no teeth?  A Gummy Bear!!

Jonathan Emmett

Jonathan is the award winning author of over 60 children's books including Bringing Down the Moon, Someone Bigger, The Princess and the Pig and Pigs Might Fly.  For more information on Jonathan check out his website.

What washes up on really small beaches?  Micro-waves!!

Caryl Hart

Caryl is the author of the hugely successful Albie series, Whiffy Wilson and a huge amount fantastic books including Meet the Planets , Knock, Knock  Superhero , The Princess and the Peas and many many more. Find our more about Caryl and the books she has written at her website here.

Why was the maths book sad?  Because it had too many problems.

Andy Seed

Andy Seed writes humorous books for children including A Giant Dose of Gross, The Clue is in the Poo  and The Anti-Boredom Book.  He won the 2015 Blue Peter Book Award for his non-fiction collection of facts, jokes and wordplay in The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff.  For more information on Andy check out his website here.

Why was 6 afraid of 7?   Because 7, 8, 9!!

Illustrations ©Laura Ellen Anderson for The Reading Agency