Pint-Sized Punch Lines

* Why did the girl tiptoe past the medicine cabinet? She didn’t want to wake up the sleeping pills. (Paul Herzlich, 9, Los Angeles, Mirman School)

* What’s the best way to catch a fish? Have someone throw it to you. (Erlinda Castaneda, 8, Temecula, Temecula Elementary)

* Where did the baseball catcher sit down for dinner? Behind the plate. (Brittany Herman, 10, Santa Clarita, Valley View Elementary)

* What washes up on really small beaches? Microwaves. (Nicholas He, 10, South El Monte, Dean L. Shively School)


* What did the little girl bear wear in her hair? A bear-ette. (Bailey Marie Metoyer, 8, Yorba Linda, Fairmont Elementary)

* What is the dirtiest animal in the zoo? A hippopota-mess. (Lydia Kay, 7, La Canada Flintridge, the Learning Castle)

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