Walker Books Australia celebrates the 10th anniversary of the best-selling My Dad Thinks He’s Funny, with an all new title in the series: My Dad Thinks He’s Super Funny

A fresh batch of dad jokes are on their way with an all new My Dad book for 2020. Written by Katrina Germein and illustrated by Tom Jellett, My Dad Thinks He’s Super Funny is the third book in a series that is loved by kids (and dads) all around the world.

In this follow up to the bestselling My Dad Thinks He’s Funny and My Dad Still Thinks He’s Funny, Dad is up to it again. His audience has grown by one, and family life continues to provide an endless supply of fresh and brilliant comedic material for Dad. At least he seems to think so. My Dad Thinks He’s Super Funny is a book for anyone whose dad has made them laugh – or cringe!

“It’s weird to think that some of the children who first enjoyed My Dad Think’s He’s Funny have now finished school. The book is like a good (or bad) dad joke – it never gets old, even when it gets old. I love how, beyond the humour, the series gets people talking about family, telling tales of their own resident jokester. I never expected readers to react as sentimentally as they often do. I also never expected to write a story with a fart joke in it but it was appropriate for the book (tasteful even) and I’ve managed to squeeze out another one (pun intended) for My Dad Thinks He’s Super Funny. It’s also full of familiar family moments to make readers giggle and cringe and I hope readers enjoy it as a super fun tribute to family comedians everywhere,” says author Katrina Germein.

“I am thrilled to be working on a third book in the My Dad Thinks He’s Funny series, and it has been great to check in on the family again after ten years. Is it possible that Dad’s jokes have become even worse? I know my family thinks mine have,” says illustrator Tom Jellett.

“Who doesn’t love a dad joke? They never lose their appeal. The sillier and more cringeworthy the better. In the latest book in this bestselling series the “Dad” team is back to delight young readers everywhere,” says Linsay Knight, Head of Australian Publishing at Walker Books Australia.

My Dad Thinks He’s Super Funny will be published by Walker Books Australia in August 2020.

About the Author
Bestselling picture book author Katrina Germein is published worldwide. Her book My Dad Thinks He’s Funny was Highly Commended in the 2011 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and short-listed for children’s choice awards across Australia. In 2013, Katrina launched the companion title My Dad Still Thinks He’s Funny, as well as the fun, lively tale, Somebody’s House. Several of Katrina’s stories have been recognised as Notable Books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia and have been featured on popular children’s television shows such as Play School. Katrina lives in Adelaide with her husband, their three children and an energetic dog named Mango.

About the Illustrator
Tom Jellett is a Sydney based illustrator. For over twenty years he has illustrated a number of books for children including My Dad Thinks He’s Funny by Katrina Germein, Why I Love Footy by Michael Wagner, Whale in the Bath by Kylie Westaway and the upcoming Besties series with Sporty Kids author Felice Arena. His work can also be seen in a number of magazines and newspapers, including editorial illustrations for The Australian and The Weekend Australian. Tom was also recently included in the Editorial and Book category for Illustrators 61, and exhibited at the Society of Illustrators, New York in 2019.

Walker Books Australia has been bringing the best of children’s publishing to Australia and New Zealand for over 25 years. The company is dedicated to publishing books of unwavering quality for children and young adults to read and treasure. Walker Books Australia is also passionate about the Australian Children’s book industry and is a haven for the most highly talented authors and illustrators, both emerging and award-winning.


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