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Don't Make Me Laugh

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  109 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Do you feel like laughing?
Then you'd better not read this book!
There is no laughing allowed!
Do you hear?
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 24th 2003 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (first published September 1st 1999)
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Sep 07, 2016 Cheryl rated it it was ok
Proto-meta; fails for me because I don't think the situations are funny at all. There are good reasons not laugh or do the other forbidden things. And though a self-centered & uncivilized tot would chortle, I'd rather teach her to be more considerate & cooperative. Press Here remains my favorite meta. And there are others by Stevenson that I like so I will continue to read his work.
Nov 11, 2016 J rated it really liked it
This is best for children who are in school already. Younger ones might not get it.
Danie P.
Jan 26, 2012 Danie P. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
A great read out loud book for at home. The format is most condusive to a one on one situation because you really have to take the time to flip back to the front if you laugh...and then read through it again.

I would be interested in trying this is storytime with preschoolers to see if it would work.
Zoe Scrivener
The usage of this book was a little confusing. The book assumes that the reader smile/laugh/do what you are supposed to and always sends the reader back to the beginning of the book. I couldn't figure out what I would tell a child to do if he had actually followed the instructions.
Oct 07, 2007 elissa rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents and preschoolers/kindergarteners
This book is funny, but I haven't read it in a couple of years, and I don't remember a whole lot about it at this point, except that it really makes little kids laugh, and that the main character's name is Mr. Frindimpny.
Nov 22, 2011 Jen rated it really liked it
This book is a GREAT read aloud. I dare anyone not to laugh when reading this book. My students were smiling and laughing throughout the entire story and everyone wanted to check it out after I read it to them.
Oct 15, 2014 Karen rated it liked it
Um, I kind of liked the book. I thought it was mildly funny and clever. My son did laugh at the hippo dancing in the glass shop, so that part was a bit successful. But mostly I found this book to be pretty silly.

Mar 29, 2008 Tricia rated it it was ok
readers are told not to make the characters of the book laugh. i didn't get it. i don't think viv did either.
Mar 11, 2011 Sarah rated it it was amazing
So freakin' hilarious! My daughter had a great time tickling the x and trying not to smile, and I had a great time trying to make her smile.
Apr 11, 2013 Tina rated it really liked it
This book is awesome! You can't make the main character laugh! But with all the people he rans into things don't go according to his plan!
Sep 13, 2008 Jen rated it liked it
Shelves: kids
I liked this one, but when I read it to the kids, they didn't get it AT ALL. Maybe too young? I did preschool to K, but I bet it'd be better for 1st through 3rd, maybe.
Nawal NK
Sep 20, 2015 Nawal NK rated it liked it
I couldn't stop laughing from the beginning till end, i swear felt like a little kid while reading the book.
Sara Lemonade
Sep 24, 2015 Sara Lemonade rated it liked it
If you smile or laugh, you have to go back to the beginning of the book. There's nothing in the book that's actually funny, but it's still IMPOSSIBLE to get through without at least smiling.
Aug 26, 2008 Cana rated it really liked it
Mommy says: In the same vein as Grover's "The Monster at the End of the Book," this is an interactive tale that made my kids laugh out loud. Cute.
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My three-year-old loved this one.
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