One of the best ways to get your child interested in books is to choose ones that will make them laugh. I’ve gathered a list of tried-and-true funny picture books for little kids. Get ready to laugh along with your child at these giggle-inducing, silly, funny stories!
20 Laugh-Out Loud Funny Books:
1. The Book With No Pictures by BJ Novak–
When I asked my son what the funniest book he has ever read is, BJ Novak’s The Book with No Pictures is the first one he thought of! This book is set up as a practical joke on the reader who has to read every word on the page — even the super silly made-up words! My son laughed and laughed as I read this one. He loved the part where I had to say the my friend is a hippo named Booboo Butt. To make up for the lack of pictures, there are a mix of colored fonts, different type faces, and word sizes to keep the book from looking boring.
2. Silly Sally by Audrey Wood —
Your preschooler is going to love this one! Silly Sally went to town, walking backwards upside down. Along the way she encounters a pig, a dog, a loon, a sheep, and Neddy Buttercup, who is walking forwards, right-side up. They dance, they play, they sing, and they sleep, before finally making it to town.
3. Billy Bloo is Stuck in Goo by Jennifer Hamburg–
This is one my son’s all-time favorite books! Billy Bloo gets stuck in goo. Who will save him? A whole series of silly characters try and rescue him, only to find themselves stuck too. Yikes! A cowgirl, a pirate, acrobats, and even the Queen are stuck, and its starting to look like they may never get out. An unlikely critter passes by, a scared shriek from one of the would-be rescuers, and suddenly they are being dragged out, one-by-one. Hurray! You and your kiddo will be cracking up throughout this book!
4. Kiwi Cannot Reach! by Jason Tharp —
This story is laugh-out-loud funny and interactive. Kids will love helping Kiwi attempt to reach the rope that is hanging from the top of the page. The ending will result in lots of giggling and requests to read it again and again! We had checked this out from the library and my son loved it so much that I ended up buying it for him — it is still a favorite at bedtime! Check this out from your local library, or buy it from Amazon here.
5. Sheep Dog and Sheep Sheep by Eric Barclay–
This book is so funny! My son and I just cracked up reading it. This book is about a whimsical, but clueless sheep and the sheepdog who tries to protect her. Sheep is a self-declared expert at watching sheep. When the dog arrives to take over the position, sheep decides to help sheepdog do the job properly. Sheep pins back the dog’s hair from its eyes, finds some binoculars, and gets a map. While Sheep is being “helpful,” the dog has to save her from predators, as well as her own mishaps because she is not paying attention. After both go through so much trouble to help the other, Sheep realizes that she is NOT a sheep watching expert. What is she supposed to do now? Dog suggests that maybe Sheep is dog-sheep. Of course! Everyone knows that Sheep is an expert at watching dogs.
6. Duck on a Bike by David Shannon–
One day duck sees a bike parked by the farm and decides to give bike-riding a try. The other farm animals think this is one of the silliest things they have ever seen. But as duck’s riding improves, the animals are impressed. When a group of children all ride up to the farm and leave their bikes outside, all of the animals hop on! The pictures add to the humor of this silly story and you’ll find yourself giggling alongside your child.
7. Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups by Tadgh Bentley–
Little Penguin eats some chili and gets the hiccups! Nothing is making them go away. Maybe you can help scare the hiccups out of Little Penguin? Get ready for a humorous interactive story. Kids will like the cute little penguin, yelling “boo,” and the surprise friend at the end!
8. Fox Versus Winter by Corey R. Tabor–
In this humorous book, Fox does not like winter. His friends hibernate and migrate, leaving him lonely. Fox gets an idea to make new friends out of snow, but they are not as much fun as his old friends. What’s Fox to do? He decides to fight winter! Get ready to laugh as Fox gets a flame thrower and tries to melt winter. Winter fights back and Fox gets covered in snow. Just then, Rabbit appears. Rabbit teaches Fox to appreciate winter and Fox finds that with a friend by his side, everything can be enjoyable.
9. Snail and Worm by Tina Krugler–
Get ready to laugh with Snail and Worm! These two best friends will crack you up as they explore the world around them. Each book contains three short stories filled with jokes, hilarious misunderstandings, and friendship. You can’t help but fall in love with these two! The fun continues in more books in the series.
10. Please Don’t Eat Me by Liz Climo–
When a burrowing rabbit mistakenly ends up popping up in front of bear, the rabbit goes to extraordinary lengths to convince the bear not to eat it. As bear’s humorous list of demands grow, the rabbit decides that maybe its easier to just be eaten! Bear isn’t as hungry as he lets on; he really just wants a friend. These two form an unlikely friendship and a pizza.
11. Unicorns are the Worst! by Alex Willan —
This is my son’s favorite unicorn book! It’s hilariously told from the viewpoint of a goblin, whose own magical greatness is overshadowed by unicorns. (He can turn a piece of broccoli into broc coli-flavored ice cream and socks into slugs!) The goblin grumbles about his unicorn neighbors, proclaiming that they are the worst, that is until they save him from a dragon.
12. Snail Crossing by Corey R. Tabor–
This book is hilarious!!! And it is so darn cute. We love the snail’s determination and positive attitude. The message of helping others and working toward your goals makes this book a winner. We just keep rereading this one and we laugh every single time –seriously, it is a family favorite! My son even insisted that we buy copies for two of his cousins
13. The Squirrels Who Squabbled by Rachel Bright —
Rachel Bright is a fantastic author! My son and I love her books, and I have read several of her stories to the library’s preschool storytime group, who agree that she rocks! In this book, squirrels Cyril and Bruce get in a fight over the last acorn. In a story similar to the Ant and the Grasshopper, one unprepared-for-winter squirrel is ready to do battle for the last acorn. The squirrels’ squabbles lead them on a hilarious adventure!
14. The Hiccupotamus by Aaron Zenz–
We love this silly tongue-twisting tale of a hippo that comes down with the hiccups. Its hiccups are so bad that the hippo disrupts all of the animals around him. The animals get together and decide that something must be done to cure hippo of the hiccups. Each attempt at a cure is hilarious and the rhyming, tongue twisters adds to giggles. Your preschooler will laugh their way through this book!
15. Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein–
Little red chicken just can’t keep from interrupting the bedtime stories! She knows all of the stories and doesn’t want to see the character get into trouble or do something silly so she interrupts the story. Unable to make any reading progress with all of the interruptions, papa chicken asks little red chicken to tell him a story. Little red chicken makes her her story, complete with pictures, to share with her dad. Unfortunately dad falls asleep and his snores interrupts the story! A sweet ending of cuddles makes this a great story for bedtime.
16. Firefighter Duckies by Frank Dormer–
Firefighter Duckies is absolutely hilarious!!! You and your child will laugh-out-loud all through this book as the poor firefighter duckies rescue whales in trees and put out a burning chef’s hat. Every disaster is super silly. Nevertheless, through it all, “they are brave, they are strong, they are….firefighter duckies!” If you think you are up to laughing this much, then check out Firefighter Duckies from your library.
17. Chez Bob by Bob Shea–
We are huge fans of Bob Shea! My family loves his humor. In this funny picture book, Bob an alligator, just wants to eat some birds. He comes up with a plan to turn his face into a bird restaurant in order to get his dinner to come to him. When his idea surprisingly works, greedy Bob develops an even greater plan to attract more birds. Soon Bob finds himself invested in the community–he is a small business owner after all 🙂 What starts off as a lazy way to attract dinner to eat turns into a comical friendship between a hungry alligator and birds.
18. I Really Like Slop by Mo Willems–
All of the Elephant and Piggie books are fantastic, but this one in the series is a favorite of ours. Piggie makes a pot full of slop, which looks gross and smells disgusting, but she claims it tastes great. Do you know how she gets that old shoe flavor? by adding old shoes!!! Will Gerald be brave enough to try even the tiniest bit of slop? Find out in this laugh-out-loud story that is filled with hilarious illustrations and funny jokes.
19. The Underpants Zoo by Brian Sendelbach–
The Underpants Zoo was always a hit with my library preschool storytime group! They would giggle the whole way through and we had to stop reading multiple times so the kids could talk about the pictures (an anteater with ants in its underpants — whaaaaat?!?!?). My son loves this book too and he really enjoys pouring over the silly pictures.
20. Chicken Little by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley–
In this comical retelling of the folktale, Rebecca and Emberley deliver a hilariously funny story about a bunch of silly birds who mistakenly think the world is coming to an end. In their panic, these birdbrains make mistake after mistake and end up hiding in the mouth of a sly fox. Will they escape or is this really the end of these farm-yard birds? Accompanied by bright pictures that feature a frenzy of crazy-looking eyes and feathers that add to the absurdity of this story.
Please check your public library for these funny picture books. If you choose to purchase them, please note that I joined Amazon’s Affiliate program to try and help cover the costs of my website. So if you buy something through one of my links, then I get a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support! Happy reading 🙂
If you are looking for even more book recommendations, check out my book lists organized by topic. I’ve got lists of great animals stories, books about holidays and seasons, and even a list of silly rhyming stories!
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