As I shared when I created the first 30 Funny Books for Kids booklist, we love books that make us laugh in this house. In fact, humour has been vitally important to the process of my now Miss 9 becoming a true book lover. So we are back with 30 MORE books that make kids laugh out loud – many of which we discovered thanks to the suggestions of readers. So please add any of your favourites in the comments below – you never know, we might just end up with another 30 more!
30 MORE Funny Books for Kids
1 + 2. Did You Take The B From My _ook? and This Is a Ball by Beck & Matt Stanton: My Miss 5 loves this series of self-declared “Books That Drive Kids Crazy,” and I agree – they are certainly a lot of fun! Silly stories are created by the playing around with sounds or words or pictures, or all three! Definitely worth a look for preschoolers.
3. I Need a Hug by Aaron Blabey: Sometimes all you need is a hug…which is not so easy when you are a porcupine!
4. Froodle by Antoinette Portis: Of course dogs say ‘woof ‘and cats say ‘meow’ but what happens when one little brown bird decides to say something other than ‘peep’?
5. This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen: Just like Klassen’s very funny I Want My Hat Back, this story involves hat theft; this time a small gray fish has stolen a tiny bowler hat from a much larger fish. I love that the pictures tell so much of the story in this clever tale.
6. What the Ladybird Heard Next by Julia Donaldson: Those crafty robbers Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are out of jail, and they’re heading back to the farm with another cunning plan to cause trouble in this funny sequel to What the Ladybird Heard. How will the ladybird and her friends thwart their plan this time.
7. I Love You Already by Jory John: The sequel to one of our all time favourite picture books, Goodnight Already, sees our two friends, Duck and Bear, heading out on a walk (despite Bear’s plans for a quiet day alone!) and Bear having to reassure his friend that he does indeed like him.
8. Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas! by Aaron Blabey: ‘Hey there guys. Would you like a banana? What’s wrong with you, Brian? You’re a Piranha.’ Can Brian the vegetarian piranha convince his friends to give fruit a try??! My small girls just loves that this one features bottoms!
9. It’s a Book! by Lane Smith: A fun debate between a monkey and a jackass about the virtues of a book versus an electronic device.
10. Shh! We Have a Plan by Christ Haughton: Four friends sneak through the woods in an effort to catch a beautiful bird. Will any of their plans for a successful capture work?
11. Dinosaur Dump-What Happened to the Dinosaurs is Grosser Than You Think by Tim Miller and Matt Stanton: A fun (and rather smelly!) twist on the story of why dinosaurs are extinct, this one is definitely for the the lovers of potty humour!
12. Polar Bear’s Underwear by Tupera Tupera: Polar Bear has lost his underwear and his friend Mouse is trying to help him find it. Underwear-shaped diecuts reveal vividly patterned underwear and turning each page reveals each pair of underwear’s true owner
13. Olivia the Spy by Ian Falconer: We are long time Olivia fans and this newly released title sees Olivia’s eavesdropping on her mother’s conversations A little quirky, just like the books before it, this one is for true Olivia fans.
14. Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey: Thelma the pony dreams of being a unicorn but when her dream becomes a reality, life is not quite as she expected. A fabulously funny story about learning to love yourself.
15. There Are No Animals In This Book (Only Feelings) by Chani Sanchez: My girls love this fun narrative that’s just a little bit silly! I love that this book engages children with contemporary art to teach them about feelings.
16. Prudence Wants a Pet by Cathleen Daly: In this sweet, funny tale Prudence desperately wants a pet. When her parents say no, Prudence finds her own pet – a branch. But Branch isn’t the pet of her dreams. Either are twig, Mr Round or her baby brother. What is Prudence to do?
17. Barnacle is Bored by Jonathan Fensk: Barnacle is bored hanging out on the underside of the pier every day, nothing ever changes. It would be so much more fun to be free like the fish…or maybe not!
18. + 19. Oi Frog by Kes Gray and Jim Field and Oi Dog by Kes and Claire Gray: “It’s very simple, really. Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools, gophers sit on sofas, and frogs sit on logs.” But Frog does not want to sit on a log! This very silly story will have children of all ages in fits of laughter.
20. The Hueys in The New Sweater by Oliver Jeffers: The Hueys all look exactly the same…until one of the Hueys knits himself a new sweater. Chaos enues and the other Hueys, one by one, decide they each want to be different too.
21. Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups by Tadgh Bentley: A fun, interactive story as readers are invited to help cure Penguin’s hiccups.
22. What I Do With Vegetable Glue by Susan Chandler: A cautionary tale warning children of the dangers of not eating their greens!
23. The Cat On the Mat is Flat by Andy Griffiths: This collection of nine, very funny rhyming stories is fabulous for beginning and struggling readers.
24. Oh No!: Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World by Mac Barnett: A fabulous picture book to share with kids ages 5+, this book has a graphic novel type feel with much of the detail of the story shared through the illustrations.
25. What Do They Do with All the Poo from All of the Animals at the Zoo? by Ahn Do: The hippos, the tigers, the kangaroos – what do they do with all that poo? There’s so much poo at the zoo!
26. Busting! by Aaron Blabey: Lou is busting for the loo. But the loo has quite a queue. So what on earth is Lou to do?
27. The Cow Tripped Over the Moon by Tony Wilson: We all know the story of how Cow jumped over the moon but it really wasn’t as simple as the rhyme made out. The moon is very high in the sky and this is the story of Cow’s various attempts to succeed with the record breaking jump.
30. I Don’t Want to Be A Frog by Dev Petty: Frog doesn’t fancy being a wet, cold, slimy frog any longer. He would rather be a cat or a rabbit or a pig…or would he?
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