That’s Not Funny! by Jeanne Willis and Adrian Reynolds

That’s Not Funny! tells the story of a naughty hyena who plays a prank on a giraffe and, in the process, sets off a chain of mishaps for other animals. Not only is he not sorry about the pain he caused, but the hyena laughs at everyone — only stopping when he gets his comeuppance in the end.

While the ending might be too harsh for the hyena, I think it does teach kids about empathy, and more importantly, that not all pranks/jokes are funny — particularly for the ones on the wrong end.

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