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!
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
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.
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
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?
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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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