The Little Book of Football Jokes by Joe King

The Little Book of Football Jokes

Written by Joe King
Illustrated by Nigel Baines

7+ readers   9+ readers   World Cup 2018   
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The Lovereading4Kids comment

Compact enough to fit into a ref’s top pocket, this little book is filled with enough football jokes, songs and limericks to see you through the World Cup. There are old favourites, such as the one about the difference between the England team and a tea bag (the tea bag stays in the cup longer…) but lots of newer ones too – e.g. what does Gareth Southgate drive to work? A 4 x 4 x 2 - while the section on football chants is bang up to date. The jokes are exactly the kind of gags that kids love and will have them laughing whatever’s happening on the pitch (England going out on penalties probably). ~ Andrea Reece


The Little Book of Football Jokes by Joe King

What did the ref say to the chicken who tripped a defender? Fowl!

Why was the footballer upset on his birthday? He got a red card!

These and many more howlers to make you laugh no matter how your team is doing!


Delve into this delightful collection for jokes, loony limericks and cheeky football chants TBK Mag

There are plenty of giggles, making it worth checking out for football fans counting down the seconds to the World Cup The BookBag

About the Author

Joe King was born and grew up in Little Chortle. He recently moved to Greater Guffaw with his wife, Lar. Lar and Joe enjoy joking and larking around and playing with their two guinea pigs, chuckle and giggle.

Joe King is the author of The Funniest Spooky Joke Book Ever and The Funniest Christmas Joke Book Ever.

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128 pages


Joe King
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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

3rd May 2018




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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