Who doesn’t love a fun book that makes you laugh?!  Silly books that make our kids giggle are the stories they want to hear, again and again.

Funny books are especially great for reluctant readers.

The stories are so engaging, they encourage little ones who may be struggling to want to read more.

We’ve put together our list of the best funny books for kids.

These tales are guaranteed laugh out loud fun for you and your child.  Get ready to smile!!


Funny Books For Kids


1. Grumpy Monkey


Author: Suzanne Lang

Age: 3-7 Years Old

Grumpy Monkey is the hilarious #1 New York Times bestselling picture book about dealing with unexplained feelings…and the danger in suppressing them.

Nobody gets why monkey is in such a bad mood. His animal friends try and get him to smile, with funny results.

A good reminder that it’s okay to have feelings and you don’t need to hide them from your friends.



2. Hippos Go Berserk


Author: Sandra Boynton

Age: 2-5 Years Old

Hippos Go Berserk:  “How dull, to be one hippo all alone….until the one calls two other hippos on the phone”.

And then, as you would imagine, a wild hippo party ensues! How fun is that?

This is a great twist on a counting book that little ones will love.



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3. Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus!


Author: Mo Willems

Age: 2-6 Years Old

Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus!  We love ALL the pigeon books, but this one is a household favorite.

When a bus driver takes a break, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place…pigeon!

As you can imagine, he isn’t the greatest of drivers, lol. Children love being able to answer back to help decide pigeon’s fate.

This is seriously one of those funny books for kids that perfectly captures a preschooler’s temper tantrum. You’ll laugh right along side your little one.



4. The Terrible Plop


Author: Ursula Dubosarsky

Age: 3-6 Years Old

The Terrible Plop:  A terrible plopping sound has all the forest animals running in fear. Only the littlest bunny learns not to panic and figure out the mystery.

Little kids really get a kick out of the chaos that eventually gets tamed.

This story reassures children, in a fun way, that the bumps we hear in the night are not always as scary as they seem.



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5. Aliens Love Underpants


Author: Claire Freedman

Age: 4-7 Years Old

Aliens Love Underpants:  Come on, underpants are funny! Just ask your kid.

And aliens stealing underpants to wear in ridiculous ways is ridiculously funny.

This is s super silly book made great by wacky illustrations and funny rhyming text. Kids love it.



6. This Is Not My Hat


Author: Jon Klassen

Age:  4-8 Years Old

This Is Not My Hat:  When a tiny fish shows up wearing a blue hat, crazy hi-jinx are bound to ensue.

This entire funny tale takes place underwater, and much of the story is told through the expressive illustrations of various sea creatures.

The ending is left purposefully vague, so your child can have fun discussing what little fish’s fate might ultimately be.



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7. Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type


Author: Doreen Cronin

Age: 5-7 Years Old

Click, Clack, Moo-Cows That Type: If the title of the book alone isn’t enough to get you laughing, this silly story of cows leaving notes for Farmer Brown with their demands most definitely will.

Who knew literate cows could cause so much mayhem?  

Our kindergartener could not stop giggling.



8. Goodnight Already!


Author: Jory John

Age: 4-8 Years Old

Goodnight Already! This is a story about Bear, who is exhausted and wants to go to bed.

Just one problem, his next-door neighbor Duck isn’t interested in sleep. He just wants to hang out with (you guessed it) Bear!

Kids will laugh at Duck, who isn’t ready for sleeping, and parents can relate to poor Bear.

It’s the ultimate funny bedtime story for kids.



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9. Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing

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Author: Judi Barrett

Age:  3-8 Years Old

Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing: This is a hilarious look at how crazy the world would be if animals did wear clothes.

Spoiler alert, it does not go well. But that’s what makes it one of our favorite funny books for kids!



10. Diary Of A Worm

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Author: Doreen Cronin

Age: 4-8 Years Old

Diary Of A Worm: This is the diary…of a worm. This worm lives with his parents, plays with his friends, and even goes to school.

But unlike you or me, he just can’t do the hokey pokey – no matter how hard he tries. lol

We love books like this that allow us to use different voices.

We recommend Diary of a Spider as well, a great set of funny books for kids.



11. Walter The Farting Dog

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Author: William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray 

Age: 5-9 Years Old

Walter The Farting Dog is a fine pet, except for one small problem: he has gas. He can’t help it; it’s just the way he is.

Fortunately, the kids Billy and Betty love him regardless, but Father isn’t so sure.

And then, burglars strike, and Walter has his chance to be a hero.

A children’s beloved classic, this story will have kids rolling on the floor with laughter. Parents are allowed to laugh too, we did.



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