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Read, Laugh, Create & Give Back with the Kids- No Jokes!
We're excited to feature an exclusive interview with Chief Joke Picker, Neesha Mirchandani, author of HaHa Color-Me! Joke Book promoting the launch of this adorable book and sharing how we can join her giveback community supporting kids in need.
Welcome Neesha! I read HAHA - Color Me Joke Book with my 6-year-old and we had such a fun time reading together. Why did you decide to write this book?
NM- At the age of four, my son became quite the jokester. He could light up a room of jaded adults, or calm a 6-year-old waiting for surgery— with one corny joke.
Some of his jokes weren’t even that funny (especially the ones he made up himself)! But it didn’t matter, telling jokes expanded his vocabulary and honed his social skills.
We gift one to a child in need for every one we sell. We'll also use any proceeds from the book to seed fund #HotSkillsPayBills, our social enterprise to help kids in foster care learn in-demand skills! This way, we don't have to fund raise or get grants for our project but earn it by selling this book!
Reading is such an influential foundation to establish in our children's lives. Who is this book written for?
NM- This isn’t just a joke book. (cue: angels singing)! It’s a coloring book too.
Want to pee uninterrupted or shampoo your hair? A couple of crayons, this book, and you’re all set!
This book is designed to help grownups reconnect with their kids (the jokes are silly) but also get a few minutes of me-time.
HAHA - Color Me Joke Book is a unique concept. What is a Social Joke Coloring Book? Please share with us what you hope to achieve with this book?
NM- It's The World's First SOCIAL Joke Coloring Book because- (Silly Jokes + Clever Coloring Pages = Social Activity Book!)
This book is a friend-making machine that will build your child’s brain and give you five minutes of peace to pee.
Fun for kids ages 3 and older!
I would love to sell 1,000 copies of this book before launch day which is October 17th so we can gift 1,000 copies to children who can’t afford to buy a copy.
- Jokes help grow your child’s brain!
- Jokes promote social interaction and storytelling which in turn, supports self confidence.
- Jokes break the ice: they are the easiest way for kids to make friends.
- Jokes are a sneaky way to get your kid excited about reading.
Coloring is no longer child’s play – it’s a healthy habit-
- Builds hand strength and fine-motor skills (transferable to typing and handwriting).
- As the first Social Coloring Book, we encourage kids to laugh and color together.
- Coloring quiets the mind (that's why adult coloring books are so popular). Want your kids to do a calming meditation? This is how!
We all have favorites. We curious to know, what's your favorite part of the book?
NM- The back cover makes me want to float on a breeze like a butterfly...
With each HaHa Color-Me! Joke Book purchased, a child in a foster home, hospital, or facing other extenuating circumstances, and in need of smiles and laughter, also receives a book. Just think, whenever your child is laughing and coloring, know that a kid in need is also laughing and coloring.