PUN FUN by Ennis Rees


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""Said Mary, 'Did Jamaica Any money?'"" ""'No!' said John the baker. 'Egypt me, honey!"" One of the most often quoted lines in this office is ""A man could make so vile a pun would not scruple to pick a pocket."" But Mr. Rees has broken the scruple barrier and forced puns into rhyme. As the above shows, this collection runs into the usual pun problem--some are more visual than audio. Ah well, you either like the blamed things or you don't but most 9-year-olds do and admit that it's a better brand of humor than moron Jokes. A number of Wellerisms, much harder to come by than puns, are also included. Once again, Quentin Blake's swift sketches catch the gaiety of the compiler's intent. It is not so successful a book as Riddles. Riddles-Everywhere, their last book, because the necessity of a rhyme scheme has in many cases reduced the impact of the pun instead of making it easier to remember.

Pub Date: April 29th, 1965
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman