Title:  Football School: The Incredible Joke Book
Authors: Alex Bellos & Ben Lyttleton
Illustrator: Spike Gerrell
Publisher: Walker Books
Genre: Children’s Joke Book, Sports – football
Book Format: Paperback
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Description: LAUGH YOUR FOOTBALL SOCKS OFF WITH OVER 200 SIDE-SPLITTING JOKES.
Enjoy this hilarious collection of football jokes, which will have your friends and family in stiches!
What type of football do bees love?
Hive-a-side.

*Free copy provided by publisher for review…

Review:  This is a brilliant addition to the Football School series of books. This joke book is thinner than the usual Football School books but is still a good decent size considering what you get and it’s filled with a lot humour, silly jokes a lot more illustrations! Each page has some jokes printed on it along with pictures that are in black white and grey.

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As is obvious, this joke book is filled with football related jokes but what I like about it is just how original they feel. Many of the joke answers end up being a play on a footballer’s or club’s names or mention specific football related terms. I like how original the jokes feel compared to other joke books where sometimes you feel you might have read the jokes before, and I can see lots of children and even adults enjoying the silly humour of these, although not being a huge football fan myself meant that a lot of the jokes were just lost on me!

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There’s usually about two jokes on each page along with lots of funny illustrations. The jokes are arranged into different sections and although I didn’t laugh aloud as much as I have with other joke books (although there were times where I did find a joke or two ridiculously funny as well as others being just daft!), it’s just because I didn’t know all the footballers, clubs, etc. names and I’m sure anyone who’s a fan will just love reading these! The illustrations are very funny and sometimes I found myself laughing at them alone. The illustrations are usually related to one or two of the jokes on each page but there are also some funny images before the start of each section which are worth looking at and which will make you laugh. I like how there are so many more illustrations than the average Football School book.

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I can see any football fan enjoying this book, especially if they already enjoy the Football School series. Although the humour wasn’t always the best for me (we all find different styles of jokes and subjects funnier than others) I would still recommend this for those that do enjoy football, it’s definitely a good fun book to cheer up your day.


Do you like joke books?  What about football?  Have you read any of the Football School books yet?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂