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Hilarious Picture Books

If laughter is the best medicine, these hilarious picture books are just what the doctor ordered. Masterfully written to both surprise and delight readers and listeners of all ages, the books listed below have one main purpose—to make you laugh.

Read the synopses of the books listed below and download my free library list to take with you on your next visit to the library. Then grab the kids and a comfy chair and get ready to laugh!

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Big Bad Bubble
by Adam Rubin

In Lala Land, all the big, scary monsters are terrified of bubbles. It might be because of Mogo and the chewing gum bubble that attacked his face. But maybe the narrator of this silly book can convince these timid monsters that bubbles aren’t as scary as they seem.

Diary of a Wombat book cover

Diary of a Wombat
by Jackie French

Diary of a Wombat records a week in the life of a mischievous wombat. Wombats aren’t exactly known for their industriousness, and they really like to sleep. And this wombat has a knack for training humans to meet his every need. Hmmm…sounds a bit like some children I know.

Goodnight Already! book cover

Goodnight Already!
by Jory John & Benji Davies

Bear is so tired he could sleep for months! But when he tries to get some much-needed shut-eye, his energetic next-door neighbor isn’t ready to sleep. Can Bear convince Duck that it’s time to say “Goodnight Already!”?

When Dinosaurs Came with Everything book cover

When Dinosaurs Came with Everything
by Elise Broach

Today at the bakery they’re giving away a dinosaur with a dozen doughnuts. At the doctor’s office, the nurse is giving away dinosaurs instead of stickers. If you’re a kid, it’s a dream come true—but when dinosaurs come with everything, Mom might be slightly less enthused. What would you do with a dinosaur?

Interrupting Chicken book cover

Interrupting Chicken
by David Ezra Stein

Are your story times prone to interruptions from over-excited listeners? If so, you’ll certainly relate to the patient papa in Interrupting Chicken. And maybe, just maybe, you can get through this adorable picture book without any interruptions. Then again, maybe not.

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Parts
by Tedd Arnold

When a boy begins to see signs that his body is falling apart—a piece of belly button fuzz here and a wiggly tooth there—it’s hard to convince him that he’s not about to collapse into a pile of “parts.” If your little one is a bit of a hypochondriac, this book might come in handy—in a most hilarious way!

The Book With No Pictures

The Book With No Pictures
by B.J. Novak

This is not your typical children’s book, yet your children will want you to read it over and over again. That might be because The Book With No Pictures makes adults say whatever the book wants them to say. No matter how silly. No matter how ridiculous. And as you will soon discover, that’s hilarious.

There Are Cats in This Book cover

There Are Cats in This Book
by Viviane Schwarz

Your little one will have fun chasing lots of mischievous cats through the pages of this sweet and silly interactive book. Its lighthearted illustrations will make you giggle from the beginning until the very last page turn. It’s true: there really are cats in this book, and they want to play!

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We Are in a Book
by Mo Willems

Elephant & Piggie are at their most hilarious in this slightly crazy Mo Willems classic children’s book. Read and laugh along as these two best friends discover that they are in a book! But I have a little secret for you: Elephant & Piggie make it kind of hard for you to stop reading this book!

A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea

A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea
by Michael Ian Black and Kevin Hawkes

A pig parade may sound like a great idea, but after reading this book, you may begin to wonder. After all, pigs aren’t crazy about marching, and they don’t like to wear uniforms. They don’t care about floats, and they have terrible taste in music. Maybe a pig parade is a terrible idea.

What Animals Really Like book cover

What Animals Really Like
by Fiona Robinson

Did you know that kangaroos like to play ping pong? Really? Well, if you thought you knew what animals like, you’re in for a big surprise. In this zany book, the animals in Mr. Timberteeth’s chorus reveal what they really like. Be warned: you may be shocked at what you learn.

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CW

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“Kitty Cat Plays Inside” Leveled Rigby Reader for beginners, We are of the philosophy that repeated positive exposure tp words during the first three years will teach the child to read the same manner they learn to speak, simple repetative exposure. That is why our son, who has just complete Level 1, can read third grade readers almost fluently. We read literally over 1,000 of these Leveled readers together (some over and over) from Rigby, Scholastic, Heinemann, ect, (Rigby jwere our favorite). Tangently, Your baby can Read Program was completed by 6 months old. It seems to be a well kept secret, among the Educational Leaders, that babies can read. Just think of the revelotuion this would spur, should folks catch on..

Katy

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Thank you for posting this collection. We love the Piggie and Elephant books!

Elisabeth

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Thank you for posting these wonderful book lists! :)

Cara

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I think someone else from my area read this. Every single one that our library has is checked out!

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Cara,
Oh, no! Well, there is always the hold option!

Megan Salonga

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We checked out some of these books on Monday! My boys loved There Are Cats In This Book as well as There Are NO Cats In This Book! The Interrupting Chicken was also a favorite! Thanks for the recommendations, I’ll be using these lists more often!

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Megan,
You’re welcome. And thank you for the recommendation of There Are NO Cats In This Book.

Erika

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Thank you for these book lists!! With three silly boys, funny books are a big hit. We also really loved The Obstinate Pen by Frank Dormer and Stuck by Oliver Jeffers.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Thank you for the additional recommendations, Erika.

Beth Anderson

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My daughter loved The Book With No Pictures!

Marie Rippel

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That book is one of my favorite read-alouds!

Kathy McNiel

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Another favorite in our house is “Skunks!” By David T. Greenberg. Wonderful ode to the “glorious stink of a skunk!”

Marie Rippel

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I just “Skunks” to my library reading list. Thank you, Kathy! :)

Angela Shea

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These look great!

Karen Sunderland

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What a fun list! Even my “biggers” like to be read silly books!

Marie Rippel

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Glad you enjoyed the list, Karen! The best books can be enjoyed by all ages. :)

SF

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My kids love Battle Bunny too! And Chloe and the Lion.

Susan Leonard

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I have got to save this list of books!!! I love fun, light-hearted, animal books :) And laughter makes them instant classics!

Cindy Clancy

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I just love these. I always overemphasize the reading and we laugh through the entire book ;o)

Wendy Pierce

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The Parts books have been favorites of my boys since they were itty bitty. And my youngest really enjoys Mo WIlliams books. I will have to look into the others. Thanks for the list.

Marie Rippel

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You’re welcome, Wendy!

Kris D.

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Thanks for posting this list! This will make our next library trip like a scavenger hunt to see how many of these we can find. I love the funny ones and don’t mind hearing them a few times in a row!

Marie Rippel

says: Customer Service

I love that you’re planning to turn our library list into a scavenger hunt! I hope your little hunters find all of these books!

Lynda

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Love this list! Sometimes we just need to take a mental break and these would be perfect for a laugh!

B C

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This is a great list. Thanks for sharing! I’ll be sure to request some at the library.

Brandi Vidrine

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Thank you for these suggestions and thanks for including a printable list. :)

Marie Rippel

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You’re so welcome, Brandi! I’m glad that you found the library list helpful. :)

K Stack

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Wish I had known about these books when my son was younger. A bunch of them look like fun!

Kendra Rippel

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C.S. Lewis said something once along the lines of, “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” You’re never too old to laugh at and enjoy a children’s book, are you? :)

Mychel

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My boys always loved Parts!

Amy T

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We LOVE Interrupting Chicken, so funny!

Laura Stephenson

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We love reading together time. This looks like a great list to check out this summer.

Christine Robertson

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The book with no pictures is a favorite of ours! Such a great way to show the power of words. My kids howl with laughter when I read this to them again and again

Marie Rippel

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Ha, ha! We howl whenever we read this one too! :)

Lawanda

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I don’t recognize any of these books. Going to have to look for them!

Becky

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Oh my this is a great list! My youngest two will enjoy it:)

Catherine Filip

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My kids love Silly Sally by Audrey Wood.

Marie Rippel

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If your kids love Silly Sally, they may like these other books by Audrey Woods: “King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub” and “The Napping House”!

Angie

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We really love:
“Morris the Moose” by Bernard Wiseman

Thanks for the great article!

Marie Rippel

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I just added this to my request list at the library. Thanks for the recommendation! :)

Jaimie Waldman

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Definitely books to read with my boys,they would enjoy them.

Laurel Tisler

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Am hoping to help our struggling granddaughter.

Michelle thacker

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Just entered the giveaway…these books look hilarious!

kristina McGuire

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I just entered the giveaway. My daughter is reading much better since we started lvl 1. I hope to receive lvl 2.

heathergooding

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Mr. Wuffles

dhoyt

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Looks like some fun books!

Krisha Collins

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We have Parts and love it. :)

Leah

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Can’t wait to find these at the library and share them with my kiddos!

Courtney Bock

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Thank you for this list. We haven’t read any of these but they look hilarious. We’ll be checking them out shortly.

Brittany L

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what a great list! can’t wait to read these with my daughter!

Julie

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Great book list! I look forward to reading some of these books with my boys.

Melissa

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I love this list! I have a 7,5,and 3 year old, all who love to be read to…the sillier the story the better! Off to find as many of these I can to add to our personal library!

Marie Rippel

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Thanks for the feedback, Melissa! If your kids love laughing, this book list is meant for them! :)

Cindy glasser

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Looks like great books!

Amanda

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Love this list! Thanks!!

Nicki

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I love finding new books to add to our library lists!

Jennifer

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My son loves funny stories. This is a great list. There are several we haven’t read yet. Thanks for the suggestions.

Marie Rippel

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You’re welcome, Jennifer!

a

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Great list! We have to echo that we love anything by Mo Willems.

DY

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We LOVE Tedd Arnold!!!

Rebecca

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These look like a lot of fun! Would like to add to our summer reading list this year.

Amy Geist

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I will have to check these out! Thanks.

Christine

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Thanks for the list! These look like fun!

Lisa

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These look like really fun books.

Lacey

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Thanks so much for this list! We’re always looking for new, quality books to read.

Marie Rippel

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You’re so welcome! Hopefully these books will make you laugh and then some! :)

Terry

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What fun! Books like these make the enjoyment of reading to and with children even richer. The memories made while giggling and snorting together are truly priceless!
Thank you for sharing this list!

Sharon

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Any Minnie and Moo by Denys Cazet

Kendra Rippel

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I just made a request for “Minnie and Moo: The Case of the Missing Jelly Donut” at my local library. Thanks for the recommendation! :)

Rhoda

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I can’t wait to read these books to my son! Thank you!

Steph J

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We really have liked the Mo Willems books. They are so funny.

Sabrina

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I love any of the Pigeon books by Mo Willems. SOOOOO funny!

Sabrina

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Oh my goodness…these look hilarious. I love these kind of books AND so do my kiddos! Will have to check them out at my local library. Thanks!

Marie Rippel

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Ha, ha! You’re so welcome, Sabrina!

L v Vuuren

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One book my toddlers love, is, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus,” by Mo Willems. It is so funny how the little ones take the bus driver’s instructions so seriously!

Marie Rippel

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Have your toddlers met Mo Willems’s Elephant and Piggie yet? They might really enjoy that duo!

Michelle newman

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Great list! Some of my favorites are on here too. My absolute favorite is “Being a Pig is Nice”.

Marie Rippel

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Ooh, good one! :) Thanks for sharing!

B

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Love this book list, and thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

Sundi

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I loved this book as a kid, and my little ones still laugh when I read it!

The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone

Marie Rippel

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Thanks for reminding me of The Monster at the End of this Book, Sundi! That is such a fun one!!!

Jenny

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I’d forgotten about When Dinosaurs Came with Everything! My boys and I loved that when they were younger!

If there are other Mo Willems fans out there, he will reply to your kids if they send him a note. At least he used to. A few years ago my boys sent him birthday pictures and he sent them a Elephant & Piggie postcard back. :)

Kendra Rippel

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When I say that I’m a Mo Willems fan, it’s pretty much the understatement of the year, so I’m going to have to find an excuse to send him some snail mail! Thank you so much for posting this, Jenny! I’m going to have to apologize to Mo Willems in advance though because his work inbox is about to get flooded with lots of adoration and love from me. (Sorry, but I’m not sorry.)

Alene Vienneau

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Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie series is THE #1 reason my 7yo met her library reading quota last summer AND was motivated to learn to read. You can tell him that for me, since I won’t get around to sending anything.

Kendra Rippel

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Oh, I’ll gladly tell him that! Not only did he single-handedly get your daughter to happily meet her reading quota, but he got our entire shipping department to start requesting Elephant & Piggie on their breaks! We’ll find any excuse to read some mo’ Mo Willems over here at AALP, so you and your daughter are in really good reading company! :)

Jennifer

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My daughter loves Buzby the Misbehaving Bee by Max Lucado! She reads it over and over and over. She laughs and gives a different commentary to Buzby throughout the entire book! It is never the same. A wonderful book for children and parents alike to enjoy together!

Marie Rippel

says: Customer Service

We love Max Lucado here! I’ll have to look up Buzby the Misbehaving Bee. Thanks for sharing!

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