Official Review: Jokes Illustrated by Marvin Maupin

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Official Review: Jokes Illustrated by Marvin Maupin

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[Following is an official review of "Jokes Illustrated" by Marvin Maupin.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Jokes Illustrated, by Marvin Maupin, can easily brighten your day with its collection of humorous cartoons and jokes. What started as a monthly publication called “Cup O’ Cheer”, a 12-page full color booklet, is now a 133-page book filled with clean jokes ranging from airlines to the workplace.

Divided into various categories arranged from A to W, all of the sections depict each joke with illustrations of cartoon characters. Some of the categories are titled blooper classics, blondes, cowboys, parenting, redneck, or work/office. Under the Christmas section, one joke reads: "Billy was not happy when he opened the box of batteries with a note saying: ‘Toys Not Included’.". In another section titled ‘Marriages’, one joke states: "Why do black widow spiders kill their males after mating? To stop the snoring before it starts".

Bright and colorful, the drawings added a nice touch to each page. Some jokes are depicted as dialogues between characters or as short paragraphs with the punchline at the end. Moreover, there is a page filled with comical puns, while other pages are filled with hilarious oneliners and funny quotes. One of my favorites quotes from the book is: “Some people brighten a room when they enter...others when they leave”. Some of the quotes are also from famous figures like Abe Lincoln and Robert Frost, but most are anonymous. There are also quotes that I found to be very amusing. For example, under quotes from medical records, it states: “ Discharge status: Alive but without permission”.

One of the things that I like about this book is that you can easily stop and start at any page. Since the book is categorized into sections, you can flip to the table of contents and pick out the portion that you want to read. It is set up like the cartoon section of a newspaper, so it is simple enough to follow along. This book is definitely for all ages, and all of the jokes are clean, so parents don’t have to worry about filtering the content.

Overall, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I thoroughly enjoyed flipping through the pages and reading through all the jokes. There was nothing that I did not like about the book. Also, I did not come across any grammatical errors or spelling mistakes. I would recommend this book to anyone who needs a good laugh because this book is enjoyable to read.

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Post by Elvis Best »

I'm laughing out loud at the jokes already. As someone who loves to laugh, I would def enjoy reading this book. Thanks for this excellent review. Good job!
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Post by Dominik_G »

I remember having a few "joke books" as a kid. Reading your review about Jokes Illustrated brought back tons of funny memories. Thank you!

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Post by Teddyquam »

In the current world climate, with a raging pandemic and political unrest, I think we all need some good jokes. I'll never say no to a hearty laugh! Nicely done review.
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Post by Star_and_Buck »

Wow, I have never read book that involves pictures and jokes ag the same time. Would be fun to read it.

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Post by LinaJan »

Haha I find myself giggling at your examples already :lol: Onto my shelf this must go!

Thank you for a thorough and inviting review! :D

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Post by Koketso1998 »

I've never tired a book filled with jokes but I'm looking forward to trying this one.

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Post by Priyanka2304 »

This sounds like an interesting book. I am looking forward to reading it.

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Post by gatuguta2030 »

I love already because of the jokes.

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Post by Wy_Bertram »

This sounds like an awesome read. Thanks for the review.

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Post by Patrick Maina1 »

We are living in very tough times.Anything that can add cheer upon my life is appreciated.Jokes illustrated must be doing exactly that.I look forward to seeing how the jokes are illustrated.

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Post by Teele »

all of the sections depict each joke with illustrations of cartoon characters

I would love to get this for my baby brother. Thanks

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Post by aaurba »

This book is a fantastic collection of jokes and its corresponding illustrations. I like it that it has illustrations as this could magnify the humor of the joke. Great review, as always!
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