Friday, October 26, 2012

Ghastly Ghostly Riddles

Hey! You're gonna need some good jokes this Halloween while you're out trick 'r treatin', ain't ya? That candy ain't gonna crack jokes on its own. Here are some boney-fried classics from Ghastly Ghost Riddles (Scholastic Books, 1977) by Gloria D. Miklowitz and Peter Desberg, with hilarious illustrations by Dave Ross. Learn 'em all-- and watch that treat bag overflow!

What do ghosts ride at amusement parks?

What time is it when a ghost haunts your house?

What is a ghost's favorite bird?

What do witches put on their hair?

What do ghosts eat for dessert?

What is as sharp as a vampire's fang?

Why was there no food left after the monster's party?

How can you make a witch scratch?

Why did the fly fly?

Why do bats fly at night?

What do witches eat at the beach?

How do vampires stay clean?

Why did the witches call off the baseball game?

What can a witch do with her broom when she doesn't fly?

Why did the black cat cross the cemetery?

Why do children yell "trick or treat" on Halloween?

Why does a vampire wear black suspenders?

How much does a truck full of bones weigh?

Why do people get dressed up on Halloween?

Why should you take out the insides of hot dogs for a Halloween party?

What do ghosts say to each other on Valentine's Day?


TwoHeadedBoy said...

Oh, my sides! The weight of a skelton is my favourite one.

I have a very similar book called Spooky Riddles - it even has some of the same jokes from your one! I'll post it up within the week, yes.

Mr. Karswell said...

I think mine is a tie between the blood bath joke and the hollow weiners... anytime you can hear a kid pull out a questionably mature Rib tickler, it's Always worth it's weight in gold.

Mr. Cavin said...

Blood bath is definitely my favorite illustration (well, and sand witches), but I do love the well-thumbed cover and the little knots in the spider's web.

Thanks for the awesome stuff, Mr. K.

Mr. Karswell said...

This book has seriously seen better days! Thanks again for the comments... and holy cow, the formatting of the post on my iPhone looks ridiculous-- wtf??!