New Children’s Joke Books Raise Funds to Help Families Pay for Child Medical Expenses

  • Two new books include more than 350 jokes and 500 riddles
    written by kids
  • Proceeds from the joke books fund medical grants for children
  • Joke books are available at

MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the help from children nationwide, the UnitedHealthcare Children’s
Foundation (UHCCF) has collected knock-knock jokes and riddles for two
new joke books available today, on World Smile Day.

The joke books not only provide smiles and laughter, but also help fund
child medical grants for families in need. Proceeds from the sales of
the books will help fund UHCCF grants that help families pay for
children’s medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by a
commercial health insurance plan. Since 2007, UHCCF has funded more than
10,000 medical grants totaling more than $29 million.

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Book – Big Laughs” Riddle Book and″ rel=”nofollow”>“Little
Book – Big Laughs” Knock-Knock Book include more than 350
knock-knock jokes and 500 riddles submitted by kids – for kids. The
books are ideal for children ages 4 to 12, but can be enjoyed by people
of all ages.


Why do bicycles fall over?

What can you see in the water that doesn’t get wet?

Because they are two tired

Your reflection


Knock Knock

Knock Knock

who’s there?

who’s there?


Norma Lee

Bashful who?

Norma Lee who?

I can’t tell you, I’m so embarrassed

Norma Lee I don’t go around knocking on doors, but I just
had to meet you


The “Little Book – Big Laughs” books are available at
for $5.99 each.

“The inspiration behind these books is to bring smiles and laughter to
children, whether in a hospital, in the car or just hanging out with
friends and family,” said UHCCF President Matt Peterson. “Earlier this
month, we awarded our 10,000th medical grant, and the
proceeds from these books will help us further our mission of helping
thousands’ more families in the years ahead.”

The first Little Book – Big Laughs joke book was released April Fools’
Day 2014 and was a Mom’s Choice Gold Award recipient for juvenile books.
The success of the first book propelled the idea to create two
additional books for a joke book series.

In addition to the joke books, UHCCF publishes and sells the
award-winning Oliver & Hope’s storybooks, along with other fun child
toys and products; all available at Amazon.
UHCCF recently added two more characters to the Oliver & Hope™ series of
super-soft stuffed toys – Charlotte
the fox and Hugo
the dragon. Proceeds from the books and toys help fund UHCCF child
medical grants.

For more information about UHCCF, visit

About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable
organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access
to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their
parents’ commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to
$5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do
not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be
eligible. UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more
than 10,000 grants valued at over $29 million to children and their
families across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by
contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group
(NYSE: UNH) employees. To apply for a grant, donate or learn more,
please visit

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Will Holman, 952-979-5862