Friday, 30 November 2018

ReadItDaddy's First Book of the Week - Week Ending 30th November 2018: "The Funniest Book Ever" by various Authors / Artists (David Fickling Books)

Our first Book of the Week this week should come with a paper bag to hyperventilate into, if you find yourself laughing until you can barely breathe...
That's the effect "The Funniest Book Ever" had on my daughter. A colossal collection of all the most brilliant funny strips from the weekly "The Phoenix Comic" gathered together between the colourful covers of this mighty tome like a giggle sandwich.

Some of the comic's top creators have sweated blood and given it their all to provide you with a bumper compilation of strips from Bunny Vs Monkey and Looshkin by Jamie Smart, through to the absolutely brilliant Gorebrah by James Stayte, Star Cat by James C. Turner, Evil Emperor Penguin by Laura Ellen Anderson, Squid Bits by Jess Smart Smiley and Gary's Garden by Gary Northfield.

With Christmas a mere smidge away, and lots of kids drawing up their lists to Santa, this should definitely be at the top somewhere, it's a whopping great big thick collection to wallop your grandma around the head with (Caution: Do not actually do this, we do not want to get in trouble).

A brilliant book that will last longer than the lingering scent of brussels sprout curry, or the toffee pennies in the bottom of a tin of Quality Street.

If you're new to the comic and want to do some catching up, this is a brilliant jumping-in point. If not, it'll save you being crushed under the huge pile of Phoenix comics you've got stashed under your bed - gathering together the very best funny strips of the last few years all in one place.

Take our word for it, this is possibly the best way to spend a tenner in the festive season. Go geddit!

"The Funniest Book Ever" by various uber-talented Phoenix authors and artists is out now, published by David Fickling Books (kindly supplied for review).