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The Essential Compendium of Dad Jokes

The Essential Compendium of Dad Jokes: The Best of the Worst Dad Jokes for the Painfully Punny Parent

Thomas Nowak, editor; Karl Whiteley, illustrator.

When does a joke become a dad joke? When it becomes apparent.

The Essential Compendium of Dad Jokes features 301 wonderfully cringe-worthy dad jokes--including the classics, twists on the classics, and fresh new material.

For the first time ever, the best of the worst dad jokes are compiled in one pun-filled place. With original illustrations throughout, this extensive collection is sure to provide hours of silliness for the whole family. After all, no matter how groan-inducing dad jokes are, they will always have a special place in the joke arsenal.


  • Contains dozens of sidebars with interesting tidbits, joke-telling pointers, and profiles of legendary dad jokers
  • Great for fathers, patient mothers, tolerant children, and anyone else who loves a pun

They make us cringe, chuckle, and roll our eyes, but we all love a wonderfully corny dad joke.

The Essential Compendium of Dad Jokes is so bad it's good, ensuring loads of laughter for the whole family.

  •  A hilarious gift for dads and dads at heart, as well as pun and dumb joke lovers
  • Perfect Father's Day gift or new dad gift


Pages: 272

Published: 2020

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