Dogs Don’t Tell Jokes

Character Analysis

What kind of kid is Gary? How do you know?


The story takes place somewhere in the United States at Floyd Hicks Junior High School.


Gary wants to be a famous stand-up comedian and thinks the school’s talent show will be an opportunity to launch his career in comedy.

Problems and Solutions

A plot consists of problems and solutions. Problems create action and suspense. Solutions are used to provide insight, develop characters, and to create new problems. Keep track of the problems and solutions in the story.