The best books for kids are those that make them laugh. There are a ton of hillarious children’s books out there that will have both kids and adults cracking up. We’ve put together a list of funny picture books for you and your child to enjoy. Perhaps this will encourage and engage a reluctant reader too.
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FUNNY PICTURE BOOKS FOR KIDS
These humorous picture books are sure to get your young kids laughing and keep them engaged in the story.
Woodpecker wants a waffle
by Steve Breen
Benny the woodpecker formulates a clever idea to enjoy a delicious plate of waffles when a diner opens close to the forest.
I AM NOT A CHAIR
by Ross Burach
The animals in the forest mistake the giraffe for a chair on his first day there! Watch what happens when a lion tries to perch on a giraffe!
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Polar Bear’s Underwear
by Tupera Tupera
Polar Bear forgot his underpants, so his pal Mouse looks through various pairs to try to find it for him. Kids will enjoy guessing which animal owns which pair of underwear. We all know, kids love to chuckle and laugh at stories about underwear.
Swim Swim Sink
by Jennifer Harney
This story about how to keep the baby duckling afloat instead of sinking will be enjoyed by preschoolers! Everyone will chuckle at the little duckling’s series of failures and rejoice when it finds the best solution ever.
by Laurie Keller
For one day only, POTATO pants are on sale at Lance Vance’s Fancy Pants Store! Potato is eager to buy a pair but stops when he sees Eggplant, who shoved him the day before. This delightful, inspiring story of misunderstandings and reconciliation features Potato and his Eggplant adversary as they try to find the perfect pair of pants.
THE WATERMELON SEED
by Greg Pizzoli
Watermelon is crocodile’s favorite fruit that he relish frequently. He does, however, swallow a seed one day. What will the future hold for him? Will he develop a plant inside of him or become pink? In this hilarious book, discover Crocodile’s wacky imagination.
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XO, OX : A LOVE STORY
by Adam Rex, Scott Campbell
Gazelle receives a letter from Ox, who is in love with her. Famous Gazelle responds with a standard letter. Unaware that it is a form letter, Ox sends a second letter to thank her for her personal response. Her response, the identical form letter, which Ox interprets as evidence of her organized thinking. Gazelle eventually replies that she is not interested, but Ox keeps writing to her.
BOB, NOT BOB
by Audrey Vernick
Little Louie just wants his mother when he has a cold. But due to his congested nose, it sounds like he’s calling for Bob, his overly excited dog.
by Dashka, Slater
Escargot is a lovely French snail who, despite having to eat a carrot, which he despises, in order to become your favorite animal and get to the mouthwatering salad at the end of the book.
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Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
by Mo Willems
This Goldilocks tale has a unique twist. A tourist from Norway and three dinosaurs cook a yummy pudding in an attempt to lure a tasty young girl.
THIS IS NOT A GOOD IDEA
by Mo Willems
Fox, who is really hungry, tries all of his charm to persuade Goose to accompany him on a walk. As they get closer to Fox’s house, he invites Goose to check out his kitchen. Fox inquires with Goose if there are any other ingredients needed for the simmering soup. If she gets close enough, will Fox be able to force Goose into the soup?
We hope your little ones get a kick out of these silly and funny picture book stories. If you’re looking for more great book recommendations, be sure to check out our blog for more. We update it regularly with new posts about the best books for kids of all ages, so there’s something for everyone. Thanks for reading!
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