Dogs Don't Tell Jokes Author:Louis Sachar Twelve-year-old jokester Gary Boone knows he was born to be a comedian, it's the kids in his class who think he's just a goon. Winning the school talent show would be Gary's dream come true, but on the big night his dream nearly backfires--with hilarious results.
An IRA/CBC Children's Choice.
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.
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.