Meet Maurice the Museum Mouse!

Which Greek king invented the fireplace?

Alexander the Grate.

Having been a teacher for many years, I've heard my share of jokes told by children. The ones that they seem to enjoy the most don't seem to change from class to class!

This book offers a whole host of history related jokes as Maurice the Museum Mouse leads you through a wealth of fun/freaky/foul/fascinating and other facts!

Many of the jokes are obvious, but there are also those which might encourage children to explore further to find out what makes them funny. For example,

Why did Romans drink so much wine?

Just Bacchus.

Learning without realising - the best way!

Covering a wide range of historical periods from many cultures, this book is a great way to interest children in history. Plenty of humorous illustrations on each spread add to the information and jokes. I really enjoyed finding out about some Roman goddesses I knew nothing about!

Which ancient civilisation was the most untidy?

Mess-opotamia.

I know this will be a winner with my class- and I look forward to hearing some new jokes for a change!

Maurice the Museum Mouse's Amazing Ancient Facts and Jokes

Tracey Turner, illustrated by Mark Beech

Nosy Crow    ISBN: 978-0857638670