What did the cow say on January 1st? “Happy Moo Year!”

This joke contributed by seven-year-old Ava of Van Alystyne is included in the Holidays, Celebrations & Birthday Jokes book being released by the United Healthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) in time for National Literacy Month, which is recognized in September. The foundation has collected family-friendly jokes for three new joke books that not only provide smiles and laughter, but can also help encourage early reading among children, an important factor in the health of a child. In addition, proceeds from the books will be used to fund child medical grants for families in Texas.

The three joke books—Cool Jokes for Summer, Sweets, Treats & Eats, and Holidays, Celebrations & Birthday Jokes—each include more than 300 hilarious jokes. The books are ideal for children ages 4 to 12, but can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Books are available on Amazon for 5.99 each.

Ava’s brother, Hayden, age 10, also contributed a joke to Cool Jokes for Summer. It is:

What did one pool noodle say to the other? “Look at me, I can do the wave!”

The UHCCF is currently accepting child medical grant applications at www.uhccf.org.

Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded 14,000 grants valued at over $37 million to children and their families across the United States. Grants are typically used to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids.