The Laugh Stand

Adventures in Humor

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Humor is on sale at the Laugh Stand, so step up and pick out the laugh of your choice. From Tom Swifties—"’These are my underpants,’ Tom said briefly.“—to daffinitions—”Benign: What you are after you be eight."—to pangrams, anagrams, and even word diagrams, readers will chuckle their way through this adventure in humor.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2008-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 6.6
Reading Counts! Points 3.0
Text Type Nonfiction—Humor
Dewey 817
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 930
Guided Reading Level U
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Author: Brian P. Cleary

Brian P. Cleary is an American humorist, poet, and author. He is best known for his books written for grade-school children that explore grammar, math and poetry in humorous ways. In his role in the digital division of American Greetings, he's put words in the mouths of Dolly Parton, Christina Aguilera, William Shatner, Meghan Trainor and more. The multi-million selling author has performed poetry workshops in 500 elementary schools across the county. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Illustrator: J. P. Sandy

J. P. Sandy has been creating cartoons and humorous illustrations for newspapers, magazines, and greeting cards for over 25 years. Working alongside best-selling author Brian Cleary, Mr. Sandy has illustrated the Adventures in Memory™ series, Rhyme and PUNishment, and The Laugh Stand. Mr. Sandy and his wife have two sons and a dog and live in Rocky River, Ohio.


School Library Journal, Curriculum Connections

“Cleary shares his enthusiasm for the English language with 13 brief chapters that encourage kids to play with words through anagrams, pangrams, daffynitions, and more.”
School Library Journal – Curriculum Connections

School Library Journal

“This team marries humor with sublime learning. Teachers will find great beginnings for lesson plans here.”
School Library Journal

The Horn Book Guide

“Cleary presents a wide variety of language humor, ranging from anagrams and Tom Swifties to cartoons and mathematical poems.”
The Horn Book Guide