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Children's Nonfiction Jokes & Riddles

The Hilarious Adventures of Mish and Mash

The story of how two monsters — and YOU — make the perfect joke book!

illustrated by Remie Geoffroi

Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Sep 2008
Jokes & Riddles, Comic Strips & Cartoons, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2008
    List Price

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Out of print

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 18
  • Grade: k to 12


Monsters Mish and Mash have wandered off the pages of chickaDEE Magazine and straight into their very own joke book. The duo presents hundreds of side-splitting jokes, riddles, tongue twisters, and brain teasers in typical Mish and Mash fashion, reminding readers why the Mish Mash page has long been one of the most popular in chickaDEE Magazine. Divided into ten different chapters filled with interactive elements, The Hilarious Adventures of Mish and Mash is half joke collection, half interactive activity book. The two monsters invite readers to solve riddles, match punchlines, and learn to draw some of their favorite characters. It’s not all fun and games though: between the laughs, Mish and Mash realize that the mischievous Mush is out to sabotage their fun. It’s up to readers to save the day and prevent total chaos by sorting out scrambled punchlines and solving cryptic codes. The Hilarious Adventures of Mish and Mash will show you just what comes from mixing hilarious jokes with brain-busting puzzles: a book that will remain close to the hearts (and funny bones) of all readers.

About the author

REMIE GEOFFROI illustrates the Mish Mash page each month in chickaDEE Magazine. Before becoming a full-time freelance illustrator, he worked at an animation studio, a T-shirt company, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and the National Post. His work has appeared in everything from Kayak Magazine to Report on Business and New York magazine. He lives in Ottawa.

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Editorial Reviews

There’s a nice little sense of discovery in the innocence of these groaners that can be enjoyed by both kids and their parents; each one is a lesson in the delicacies of funny stuff; an education in the evolution of a nice chat and a good joke. Cute cartoons too.

…an especially nice hook for a young reluctant reader as it blends silliness and fun with valuable literacy skills delivered via puns and wordplay…Up-to-date content and good jokes are a strength.

CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials

Traditional fare that will tickle children’s funny bones.

School Library Journal

Loads of grade-school laughs, visual variety and the ongoing antics of the two exuberant monsters who are building the book make this collection of riddles, jokes and activities a take-anywhere stash of performance opportunities and entertainment.

Librarian Reviews

The Hilarious Adventures of Mish and Mash: The story of how two monsters – and you! – make the perfect joke book!

The Hilarious Adventures of Mish and Mash is filled with hysterical illustrations and different styles of jokes, including knock-knock jokes, humorous riddles, guffaw-inducing Rebus Puzzles and giggleworthy puns. Instructions on how to draw the characters (Mish, Mash and Mush) featured in the book are also included. What makes this book stand out amongst other joke books is the fact that Mish and Mash guide readers throughout the book. Whether they’re literally carrying the jokes to the next chapter or sharing their favourite ones, they’re always there to make readers laugh.

Source: The Canadian Children's Bookcentre. Winter 2009. Volume 32 Number 1.

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