Skip to main content
PBS logo

Search - Dogs Don't Tell Jokes

Dogs Don't Tell Jokes
Dogs Don't Tell Jokes
Author: Louis Sachar
Twelve-year-old Gary Boone thinks his dream of becoming a famous stand-up comic finally may come true. But will his dream turn into a nightmare?
ISBN-13: 9780440845034
ISBN-10: 0440845033
Publication Date: 1991
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: A Trumpet Club Special Edition
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
Reviews: Member | Amazon | Write a Review

Top Member Book Reviews

reviewed Dogs Don't Tell Jokes on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Gray W. Boone knows he was born to be a stand-up comedian.
It's the rest of the kids in his class who think he's just a goon. Then the Floyd Hicks Junior High School Talent Show is announced, and
Gary starts practicing hos routine nonstop. Gary is sure this will be his big break-he'll make everyone laugh AND win the $100 prize.
But when an outrageous surprise threatens to turn his debut into a disaster,
it looks as if the biggest joke of all may be on Gary.
Read All 4 Book Reviews of "Dogs Dont Tell Jokes"

Please Log in to Rate these Book Reviews

reviewed Dogs Don't Tell Jokes on + 3352 more book reviews
Louis Sachar remembers what its like to be a child, and knows the nuances of humor. In this book Gary W. Boone is called Goon by his "friends?". And indeed he is a goon, one with great talent, and marching to a different drummer. The jokes are wonderfully corny, almost drowning out the nuances about learning to be yourself.