Daffynitions, by Charles Keller ISBN 013196540
Five out of five stars
As the title suggests, this is a book where the definition of a word is modified for humorous purposes. A detailed image accompanies each word so that it is turned into a pun. For example, the word “information” is defined as “how Air Force planes fly,” and there is an image of planes flying in formation. Another example is “melancholy” defined as “a dog that likes watermelons.”
There are no instances of roaring laughter in this book, just a series of soft smiles as you read the word, definition and image in tandem. While most are fairly routine and have been used before, some of the entries are quite clever.