Lighten Up! Brighten Up! is a fascinating collection of 365 jokes, quotes and puns. Inside these pages are funny jokes that will make you laugh out loud, thought-provoking quotations that will touch your heart, and crazy puns that will put a smile on your face.
This is a delightful book that you won’t be able to put down.
Eight-year-old Grace has only five cents with her when she trots to the farmer and points at a tomato hanging invitingly from a vine. “I’ll give you five cents for it,” she says.
“Ten cents,” says the farmer. “Take it or leave it.”
Undaunted, the girl asks, pointing at a smaller and greener fruit, “How much for that one?”
“All right, you can have that for five cents.”
Surrendering her money, the girl says with a bright smile, “I’ll pick it on Saturday.”
The Moral: Make the best use of your limited resources.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Says the bright child Grace,
“I’ve found the perfect fruit drink;
No more wild juice chase!”
Oh Teik Theam is the author of Idiomania! and Laugh Your Head Off! He is also an ardent punster. His punny pieces have been published in The Pundit (Canada) and The Star (Malaysia). He likes this quotation by American composer, pianist and actor Oscar Levant: “A pun is the lowest form of humour—when you don’t think of it first.”