Chortle. Giggle. Titter and guffaw. And smile, smile, smile. The happiest of books is back, in full, glorious, happy color. It's the perfect shower gift. Essential for grandparents. The most cheerful book in the parenting section. These 97 games, sight gags, parlor tricks, and practical jokes require no special talent, use just the simplest household items as props, and actually work. Babies will be entertained-and adult readers will rediscover the joy of surrendering to sheer silliness. Get baby giggling with the Exaggerated Sneeze " ah-ah-ah-ah-CHOO!" The Live Jack-in-the-Box (Dad goes in large cardboard box, family sings "Pop Goes the Weasel," and Dad jumps out at the last line). Three-Card Monte for Babies, using plastic cups and a lemon. Plus the top ten peek-a-boo variations, Yodeling in the Canyon, the Disappearing Noodle, Baby Channel Surfing, and oldies-but-goodies including Baby's Stinky Feet. It's the joy of letting loose and laughing with your baby.
The Disappearing Noodle. Place the end of a long strand of spaghetti in Dad's mouth and have him suck it in as quickly as possible.
Play rap music while Grandma does an improvisational, nonrepetitive breakdance
With Baby sitting in the high chair, hold her hands down while you ask, "How big is Baby?" Then, as you raise her arms over her head, add the words" SO BIG."
Keeping your face at a safe distance from Baby, blow a large bubble gum bubble. The slower, the better.