That's Not Funny!

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

The most action-packed banana-peel gag ever! What happens when mischievous Hyena puts a banana peel on unsuspecting Giraffe’s path? A lot of hilarious chaos, it turns out. Kids will laugh and laugh at the crazy chain of events Hyena’s practical joke sets in motion. In the end though, the joke’s on Hyena, and readers will learn the smelly consequences of laughing too much at others’ misfortunes.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.6
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002340, JUV019000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 650
ATOS Reading Level 3.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 137366
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


School Library Journal

“Children will love the large, colorful illustrations that clearly show each animal’s pain and anger in a fun and cartoony way. The text placement is fairly interactive with the pictures, and there are plenty of onomatopoeic words (‘Bink!’ ‘Ker-rang!’ etc.). Good for reading aloud and sure to be popular with the storytime crowd.” —School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“Willis’s text is nicely streamlined for maximum slapstick effect and much abetted by the clever compositions of Reynolds’s illustrations. His brightly colored animals look soft and cuddly, like stuffed toys, but they move like classic Looney Tunes characters. Sure to trigger young listeners’ laughter as well.” —Kirkus Reviews

Author: Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis was born in St. Albans and trained as an advertising copywriter at Watford College. She is now a full-time writer. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.

Illustrator: Adrian Reynolds

Adrian Reynolds was born in South Wales. After studying at Swansea College of Art and Cambridgeshire College of Art and Technology, Adrian worked at Heffers Children's Book Shop before beginning to write and illustrate his own picture books.