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5 Steps for Homeschool Preschool Success

I loved doing preschool with my son at home! This was a truly rewarding experience and I’m excited that you are about to embark on this wonderful journey! Here are some tips and 5 steps for homeschool preschool success.

STEP 1 — Set Goals

5 Steps for Homeschool Preschool Success

What do you want to accomplish by doing preschool at home? Take a look at your local school district’s kindergarten entrance requirements for a starting point. Typically a child entering kindergarten needs to be able to say the alphabet, be able to recognize some of letters, count up to 20, recognize shapes and colors, and write their first name.

STEP 2 — Lesson Plans

Now that you know what you want to do, let’s make that happen. You need to find a curriculum or make your own lesson plans. There are plenty of free options. Check with your local district, state education department, find a free curriculum online, or join up with a homeschool group in your area. I organized my son’s preschool lessons around learning one letter per week, with plenty of time for revisiting ones he was struggling with and lots of seasonal activities.

STEP 3 — Create a Schedule

Preschoolers thrive on consistency and routines. Once you start your homeschooling, you might need to tweak your schedule. Once you have a schedule that works for you, try your best to stick to it. Here is a link to the schedule I used: https://imaginationsrunningwild.com/preschool/alphabet/

STEP 4 — Make a Space

Now you know what you are going to do and when you are going to do it, so it’s time to decide where you are going to work on preschool activities. You don’t need a dedicated homeschool room. Find a space that is free from distractions (not in front of the TV or by the toy box). Gather all of your supplies and have them in this space ready to go.

STEP 5 — Find Local Resources

You are not alone! There are lots of other homeschool families, you just need to find them. Where to look? Try Facebook — this is a great way to connect with homeschool families around the country. Go to your local library. Homeschool families greatly rely on their libraries and often participate in the library’s activities. Your librarian can likely help you connect with other homeschoolers.

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Book-Themed Gifts for Kids

Get book-themed gifts to go with your child’s favorite book! The Kohl’s Cares program offers affordably priced books and plush toys each year around Christmas that are always super cute. There so many options beyond plush toys, although my child does love those too. If you are looking for book-themed gifts then check out my list of toys that are sure to spark your child’s imaginative and help bring their favorite books to life! As a disclaimer, this post may contain affiliate likes (more information about this at the end).

15 Book-Themed Gifts:

Very Hungry Caterpillar Magna-Tiles

1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Magna-Tiles

This is the coolest building set! Children get to bring the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Life while engaging their eye-hand coordination, understanding of magnets, and spatial awareness, all while stimulating children’s creativity. This building set is so much fun and perfect for families looking to add more STEM activities into their little one’s play! Add on these cute Very Hungry Caterpillar socks (which my son loved) and you will have the most adorable playtime.

Pigeon and Duckling Finger Puppets

2. Pigeon and Duckling Finger Puppets

Use these adorable finger puppets to bring Mo Willem’s Pigeon book series to life! These are perfect for reenacting the story, The Duckling Gets a Cookie?! My son loves pretending to be the Duckling and the Pigeon and makes up lots of other adventures for them!

Fly Guy Plush with book

3. Fly Guy Plush

My son has this cute Fly Guy plush and loves it! Hug this plush while you read Fly Guy’s Ninja Christmas and other Fly stories! Fly Guy loves to go on all sorts of fun adventures around our house 🙂

Pete the Cat Groovy Buttons Game

4. Pete the Cat Groovy Buttons Board Game

My family loves playing this Pete the Cat board game where we have to collect Pete’s groovy buttons. Preschoolers love Pete the Cat and will have lots of fun playing this game and counting all of their buttons. After you finish playing, read the book Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons together!

Llama Llama Plush

5. Llama Llama Plush

We love Anna Dewdney’s story, Llama Llama Red Pajama, and this Llama Llama plush is the cutest companion to the book. This plush toy absolutely adorable and perfect for bedtime cuddles!

Elephant and Piggie Tote

6. Elephant and Piggie Read Kids’ Tote Bag

This is the perfect bag for carrying all of your library books! We love our Elephant and Piggie Read tote bag and use it all of the time. It has strong, durable straps and features some of our favorite book characters! My son loves that the Pigeon snuck onto the bag too!

Dragons Love Tacos Book and Toy

7. Dragon’s Love Tacos Book and Plush Set

Now you can have the book and the dragon toy in one cute set! Use this dragon plush to help act out this hilarious story for endless fun!

There was an Old lady Who Swallowed a Fly puppet and props

8. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Puppet and Props

This plush and finger puppet set is a great way for preschoolers to get hands-on with the story. These toys let children be an active part of the storytelling and encourage lots of imaginative play! Pair this with the Child Play’s book that features fun illustrations and cut-outs in the pages.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear Storybook Flashlight Projector

9. Brown Bear, Brown Bear Storybook Reels Flashlight Projector

Wow, this Brown Bear story projector is amazing! Not only to kids love playing with flashlights, but they love Brown Bear, Brown Bear, and now the two are combined into one awesome present. Bedtime has never been so much!

Classic Stories Felt Board

10. Classic Stories Felt Board — Goldilocks, Three Little Pigs, Tortoise and the Hare, and Hansel and Gretel

My son loves playing with felt boards and so do the preschoolers at the library’s storytime group! Now children can act out four of their favorite classic stories and make up their own endings for tons of fun. I love how imaginative my son is when he plays with his felt board and the stories he creates with the felt pieces!

Busy Town Puzzle

11. Richard Scarry’s Busy Town Seek and Find Giant Floor Puzzle

I grew up with Richard Scarry’s Busy Town and I am so happy to see that my son likes these stories too. We read the little board book, Cars and Trucks from A to Z (featuring Lowly Worm driving an applemobile), so many times that it fell apart! The puzzle feature’s Richard Scarry’s cute characters and their silly cars! This puzzle’s large pieces are great for preschoolers to be able to manipulate and the bright colors are sure to draw their attention to puzzle pieces.

Little Red Riding Hood Puzzle Game

12. Little Red Riding Hood Deluxe Skill-Building Puzzle Game

This puzzle set is so neat! My son got this for Christmas and he is really enjoying it. There is a book that tells you where to position the pieces and you have to figure out how to get Little Red Riding Hood safely to her grandma’s house. This game encourages critical thinking skills, problem solving, and spatial awareness development. There are several puzzles to choose from, which equals hours of entertainment!

Curious George T-Shirts

13. Curious George T-Shirts

My son loves wearing clothes with his favorite book characters on them! He thinks of them like dress-clothes and he wears them so he can pretend he is the character. This Curious George t-shirt set comes with 3 cute shirts for your preschooler to enjoy while getting into some monkey trouble!

The World of Eric Carle Bath Book and Toys

14. The World of Eric Carle Bath Book and Toys

Now you can read in the bath tub without fear of ruining a book with this special bath book featuring favorite books characters drawn by Eric Carle. Add tons of fun and creative play to bath time with these bath toys featuring storybook favorites the Very Grouchy Ladybug, Brown Bear, Mister Seahorse, the Very Hungry Caterpillar and more!

Pete the Cat Giant Sticker Book

15. Pete the Cat Giant Sticker Activity Book

Kids love stickers and they love Pete the Cat, making this activity book a winner! My son recognized the stickers from different Pete the Cat stories and was really excited. This activity book is great way to keep your child entertained on the go without adding to their screen time.

Don’t forget books always make great gifts! Looking for book recommendations? Check out my book lists for ideas.

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Hanukkah Stories for Preschoolers

We are not Jewish, but we have lots of friends who are, and I wanted my son to learn more about Hanukkah. I checked out a ton of books from the library and shared them with my son and my preschool storytime group! Here is a list of preschooler-approved Hanukkah stories!

Hanukkah Stories

12 Hanukkah Stories:

Biscuit's Hanukkah

1. Biscuit’s Hanukkah by Alyssa Satin Capucilli–

My son loves Biscuit stories! In this story, Biscuit learns that Hanukkah is all about sharing fun, food, and festivity with family and friends. Biscuit learns how to make a menorah, helps the little girl wrap presents, and even shows some love for the family cat!

Chanukah Lights Everywhere

2. Chanukah Lights Everywhere by Michael J. Rosen–

In this lovely counting story, a little boy counts the Chanukah lights that he sees each night. Not only are these lights at home on his menorah, but he notices lights all around him. Learn more about the celebration of Chanukah and the importance of paying attention to the wonders all around you.

The Count's Hanukkah Countdown

3. The Count’s Hanukkah Countdown by Tilda Balsley–

It’s Hanukkah on Sesame Street and Grover is having a Hanukkah party. At the party, the Count meets new friends, learns the story of Hanukkah, and enjoys some latkes. He also learns that eight is the perfect Hanukkah number. This story covers the holiday customs of candle lighting, dreidel spinning, and gift giving. It explains the historical background of Antiochus, the Maccabees and the miracle of the oil. While on the long side, repetition and humor will help keep preschoolers engaged with the book.

How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?

4. How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? by Jane Yolen–

From the warm glow of holiday candles to the fun of family gatherings, dinosaurs love to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Jane Yolen understands that sometimes everyone, even dinosaurs, forget their manners when they get caught up in all of the festivities. However, her rhyming text serves a gentle reminder to stay on our best behavior.

Hanukkah Bear

5. Hanukkah Bear by Eric Kimmel–

In this adorable book, Bubba Brayna has invited the rabbi to join her for Hanukkah dinner. A mix-up occurs when an uninvited guest drops by and Bubba Brayna, with her poor eyesight, mistakes a bear for the rabbi! Together she and the bear play the dreidel game, light the menorah, and enjoy delicious latkes. Preschoolers will love being in on the joke and are sure to giggle throughout this one!

Honeyky Hanukah

6. Honeyky Hanukah by Woody Guthrie–

This a rocking, dancing-along Hanukkah book! A boy, his guitar, and his dog sing their way through the neighborhood, gathering friends and family for a Hanukkah celebration. Book come with a CD featuring the Honeyky Hanukah song.

Latke, the Lucky Dog

7. Latke, the Lucky Dog by Ellen Fischer–

Latke, a dog has just joined a new family! It’s the first night of Hanukkah and this doggy has a learn to learn about the holiday, as well as the house rules! Preschoolers can commiserate with Latke, who just can’t help but eat the yummy treats and unwrap the presents. After a series of mishaps, Latke tries to be on his best behavior and the family rewards him with a chew toy. This story is told from the dog’s perspective and the illustrations are adorable, making this a great choice for preschoolers.

Gracie's Night: a Hanukkah story

8. Gracie’s Night: a Hanukkah Story by Lynn Taylor Gordon–

This is my favorite Hanukkah story! I love this story because even though Gracie’s family doesn’t have a lot of money, she still realizes that she is rich in love. Gracie is so excited to buy her Papa new warm clothes for Hanukkah, but when she sees someone in desperate need of warmth, Gracie give away Papa’s gifts. Her selfless act brought a Hanukkah miracle to someone in need. Check out this read-aloud of the story: https://youtu.be/_hPVUhvz4u0

Hanukkah Haiku

9. Hanukkah Haiku by Harriet Ziefert–

This is a beautiful poetic book about the eight nights of Hanukkah. Each night gets it own haiku. The amazing stepped pages add one candle to the menorah every time the page is turned, symbolizing the lighting of a candle for each night Hanukkah.

Beautiful Yetta's Hanukkah Kitten

10. Beautiful Yetta’s Hanukkah Kitten by Daniel Manus Pinkwater–

One winter night, Yetta, a chicken who is the honorary mother of a flock of parrots, discovers a kitten in a snowdrift. The parrots are nervous about taking care of a cat, but Yetta reminds everyone that it is Hanukkah. The group of birds bring the kitten to a Jewish grandmother who feeds them all latkes. Filled with a sprinkling of Yiddish and Spanish words, this is a fun book to read-aloud and sweet story to enjoy together.

Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas

11. Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas by Pamela Ehrenberg–

Sadie’s family is both Jewish and Indian, so at Hanukkah they eat dosas, traditional Indian pancakes in stead of latkes. Before they can eat their yummy dosas, however, they have to buy the ingredients and cook the food. Little Sadie can’t stop climbing on everything, driving her older brother crazy! But when the family gets locked out just before their Hanukkah party, Sadie and her climbing skills save the day.

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel

12. I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel by Caryn Yacowitz–

At Hanukkah, a family is visiting their bubbe (grandma) and before they can enjoy the yummy meal, Bubbe accidently eats a dreidel. She keeps eating Hanukkah items — latkes, gelt, and a menorah — in this cumulative story. Filled with humor and rhymes, this one will keep preschoolers entertained while introducing them to Hanukkah celebrations and traditions.

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Thank you for checking out my list of Hanukkah stories for preschoolers! I hope you enjoy these books! My son and the preschoolers at the library’s storytime group really liked all of these books. I joined Amazon’s Affiliate program to try and help cover the costs of this site. If you buy something through one of my links on Amazon, then I get a small percentage of the sale (no extra cost to you). Thank you for your support! Happy reading 🙂

Hanukkah Crafts!

I love making crafts that go along with out stories! Here are two Star of David crafts to make preschoolers:

Decoupage Star of David: make a beautiful Star of David craft for Hanukkah.

Easy Star of David: easy Star of David craft for toddlers/preschoolers that only needs craft sticks, glue, and a blue marker.

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Interactive Books for Preschoolers

Interactive Books for Preschoolers

Looking to keep your preschooler interested in books? Try these 13 interactive books that are begging the reader to take part in the story! From saying silly words and making funny faces, to shaking and twisting the book, these books will keep your child engaged and wanting to read more! Also check out my list of FUNNY books and SILLY RHYMING stories for more great preschool book recommendations.

13 Interactive Books to Read:

Paw Patrol CarryAlong Play Book

1. Nickelodeon PAW Patrol: A CarryAlong Play Book —

My preschooler loves Paw Patrol! This pup show is preschool favorite and this carry-along book is tons of fun! It has pull tabs to add to the enjoyment as preschoolers learn how the Paw Patrol saves the Turbots and monkeys from an exploding volcano! Marshall uses his water cannons to cool the lava, Skye, Chase, and Ryder swoop in for some daring rescues, and Rubble used his digger to stop the flow of lava.

There's a Unicorn in Your Book

2. There’s a Unicorn in Your Book by Tom Fletcher —

A unicorn appears in this cute interactive book! Unicorn is sad and it is up to the reader to help unicorn feel better. By waving out fingers to make magic dust, swishing the book, telling unicorn jokes, and being a good friend, the reader helps make unicorn feel better. A sweet story about the power of talking to a good friend.

I Saw Anaconda

3. I Saw Anaconda by Jane Clarke–

My son says this anaconda book is awesome because it has so many flaps! Every page is interactive and my son giggles as the anaconda eats everything in sight. Plus, he learned about some new animals (a stork, piranhas, and a skink). We bought this for a couple of other preschool age kids we know because my son enjoys it so much.

4. There’s a Dragon in Your Book by Tom Fletcher —

Tom Fletcher makes funny, interactive books that preschoolers just love! Just look at this cute little dragon — adorable!!! Oh no, it has flames. In a book! Quick, help keep your book safe. Preschoolers will enjoy all of the activities the book tells them to do in order to keep the dragon from sneezing flames.

Kiwi Cannot Reach

5. 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.

Cat Secrets

6. Cat Secrets by Jef Czekaj–

This is a fun, interactive book that your preschooler will enjoy! In order to learn the top-secret cat secrets, the reader must prove they are a cat! Meow, purr, nap, and do other cat-like things to earn the cats’ trust so that the secrets can be revealed to you. Keep a lookout for the sneaky mouse!

There's an Alien in Your Book

7. There’s an Alien in Your Book by Tom Fletcher —

This is a fun, interactive book about a little alien who crash lands in your book! Meeting an alien seems scary at first, but the reader learns that being mean is not the answer. Fletcher incorporates a gentle message of acceptance mixed in with lots of humor that will keep your preschooler entertained. My son enjoyed the interactive components to the book and had fun shaking and flapping the book to try and rid it of the alien.

Don't Wake the Dragon

8. Don’t Wake the Dragon by Bianca Schulze —

This interactive bedtime book is so much fun! My son loves when he gets to be part of the story. In this book, the reader has to help keep the dragon asleep. Of course, the castle happens to be really noisy! Gently rock the book back and forth and sing a lullaby so that the dragon goes back to sleep. Hopefully your little one will be ready to fall asleep too!

Froggy Gets Dressed

 9. Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London —

Froggy is preschool fan-favorite! His books are full of excitement, fun sounds, bright pictures, and struggles that little kids can relate to. In this story, Froggy is supposed to be hibernating for winter, but he wakes up to explore the snow. He has to put on all of his warm clothes, with “zuts” and “zaps” before he is ready to explore. Ask your preschooler to say all of the fun sounds out loud with you! Unfortunately, he keeps forgetting something important and has take all of his clothes on and off over and over again. Just when he thinks he has everything he needs, his mommy yells that he forgot his underwear! Yikes!!! Poor Froggy trudges back inside. By now he is too tired to play outside, so he climbs back into bed and falls asleep. Kids can pretend to get dressed along with Froggy to add some interactive fun to this book.

Bunny Will Not Smile

10. Bunny Will Not Smile by Jason Tharp–

This is a silly, interactive story where the reader tries to help the bear, named Big, get Bunny to smile. Big has tried everything he can think of and now it is time for reinforcements — you, the reader! Make a funny face; now an even funnier face! Read this book to see if your funny faces made bunny smile!

Press Here

11. Press Here by Herve Tullet–

This book is tons of fun! Start by pressing the yellow dot on the cover and then follow the instructions on the inside pages. Each page instructs the reader to push the button, shake it up, tilt the book, and more. Get ready to giggle as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size. I was just as impressed as my preschooler at this awesome book!

Don't Push the Button

12. Don’t Push the Button! by Bill Cotter–

Don’t push the button! That’s it. Seems pretty simple right? But what do you think happens when you push the button? Maybe we should find out? Uh-oh, we turned the monster another color. Yikes, now we added dots. Oh no, now there are 2 monsters! Push, shake, and tickle your way through the story to get the monster back to normal. This story is tons of fun and sure to bring out the giggles as you read this one!

Do You Want a Hug?

13. Do You Want a Hug? (Disney Frozen) by Kevin Lewis–

Join Olaf in a game of hide-and-seek in the wintery world of Frozen’s Arendelle. This is a fun interactive book, where the reader gets to “play” with Olaf. Olaf’s joy is contagious as he asks the reader to give him a hug. Olaf runs splat into the book page and bonks his nose. He mistakenly thinks that the reader is playing a game and that he can’t get a hug until the game is over. Olaf suggests Leap Troll and Ring Around the Reindeer before settling on hide-and-seek. All right, no peeking as Olaf hides. Can you find him?

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Check your library for these and other interactive books for preschoolers. To help cover the costs of this site, I joined Amazon’s Affiliate program. If you buy a book 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 🙂

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20 Funny Picture Books for Kids

Funny Picture Books

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:

The Book with No Pictures

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.

Silly Sally

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.

Billy Bloo is Stuck in Goo

 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!

Kiwi Cannot Reach

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.

Sheep Dog and Sheep Sheep

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.

Duck on a Bike

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.

Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups

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!

Fox Versus Winter

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.

Snail and Worm

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.

Please Don't Eat Me

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.

Unicorns are the Worst!

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.

Snail Crossing

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

The Squirrels Who Squabbled

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!

The Hiccupotamus

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!

Interrupting Chicken

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.

Firefighter Duckies!

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.

Chez Bob

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.

I Really Like Slop

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.

The Underpants Zoo

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.

Chicken Little

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 🙂

More Books!

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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Rocket Books

9 Rocket Books

Preschoolers loves rockets, spaceships, and UFOs! Who isn’t fascinated about the possibility of blasting-off into space? Here are some of my son’s favorite rocket books. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. My kiddo loved them so much that we ended up buying several of them. Check your public library for these stories and borrow them for free!

9 Great Rocket Books

Roaring Rockets

1. Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitton—

Tony Mitton has written lots of books about “things that go” and my son especially enjoyed this one about rockets. Witty rhymes and great illustrations make this story lots of fun to read together. The author packs plenty of great information about rockets and space into this fun story!

Space Race book

2. Space Race by Joy Cowley—

This is an older book, but that didn’t stop my son from loving so much that we had to buy it! In this story, 5 rockets race into space, but one-by-one the rockets encounter a humorous/silly problem and can’t continue the race. Read this one to find out who will win!

Go. Otto, Go

3. Go, Otto, Go by David Milgrim—

The adventures of Otto the robot are sure to delight the preschool crowd. Otto is a space robot visiting Earth. Otto misses his family so he builds a robot to take him. Read this funny story to find out if he make the spaceship fly. Otto has several more books, each one sparsely worded with humorous pictures!

Interstellar Cinderella book

4. Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood–

This is a fantastic STEM and girl-power book! In this take on the Cinderella fairytale, Cinderella is rocket mechanic who fixes the prince’s spaceship. She captures his attention with her repair skills and turns down his marriage proposal to be his lead mechanic instead. The book has great pictures and rhyming text, which will kids will love!

On the Launch Pad: a counting book about rockets

5. On the Launch Pad: a counting book by Michael Dahl—

This is a great book for preschoolers — it has counting, rockets, and bright colors! Kids will love seeing the rocket, astronauts, satellites, and other space things while searching the pages for the hidden numbers. My son loves to find the hidden numbers in book illustrations! This book will help get preschoolers excited about numbers and counting 🙂

Sadie Sprocket Builds a Rocket

6. Sadie Sprocket Builds a Rocket by Sue Fliess—

This rhyming story is sure to charm your preschooler! Sadie builds a rocket and hires her crew (stuffed animals) and heads into space. They make it Mars and plant their flag. An incoming storm causes them to depart. Sadie and her crew return to Earth as history- making heroes! This inspiring story concludes with facts about Mars and women in space.

Curious George and the Rocket

7. Curious George and the Rocket by Margaret Rey–

George becomes the first monkey in space in this cute story. Get ready to count down and blast off with this curious monkey as he zooms into outer space. Once safely back on Earth, George is awarded a medal for his heroism. Bright pictures and short text make this book a great choice for kids who can’t sit still for long stories.

The Snow Rocket

8. The Snow Rocket by Derek Anderson–

Although this is not a space story, friends Romeo and Lou build a rocket out of snow that magically comes to life and flies them far away from home! They land in a city and mistake the new people, animals, and things that they discover for more familiar home creatures: penguins, seals, walruses, and fish! The mistaken identities will make kids laugh as the two friends make their way through the city in search of a new rocket ship to take them home. When they are beginning to lose hope, Romeo and Lou board a cargo ship and make a rocket out of cardboard boxes and set off! Kids might just want to make a rocket of their own after reading this!

Sheep Blast Off

9. Sheep Blast Off by Nancy Shaw–

We love Nancy Shaw’s sheep adventures! These silly sheep always inadvertently get themselves into trouble. In this story, the sheep find a spaceship and they all get in and blast off into space! Unfortunately none of the sheep know how to fly a rocket. Get ready to giggle as the sheep blunder their way through space.

Disclaimer:

Check your library for these and other rocket books. To help cover the costs of this site, I joined Amazon’s Affiliate program. If you buy a book 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 🙂

MORE SPACE!!!

Looking for more stories to read, check out our Alien Stories recommendations!

Space “I Spy” Worksheets: print out these 2 fun space themed I Spy pages and count how many of each space object you can find in the picture.

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Alien Stories for Preschoolers

Aliens are a popular topic for preschoolers! It seems lots of their favorite shows and movie feature creatures from outer space. Here are 8 great alien stories to read with your preschooler so that they can further grow their imaginations!

8 Alien Stories
8 Alien Stories

Aliens Stories:

Aliens Love Underpants

1. Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort–

Using silly, rhyming text, Aliens Love Underpants explains that aliens come to planet Earth is search of underwear! So you had better check your undies for aliens before you put them on! Check your library for this one, or you can buy it on Amazon here. There are several sequels to this book: Aliens in Underpants Save the World, Aliens Love Dinopants, and Aliens Love Panta Claus!

There's an Alien in Your Book

2. There’s an Alien in Your Book by Tom Fletcher —

This is a fun, interactive book about a little alien who crash lands in your book! Meeting an alien seems scary at first, but the reader learns that being mean is not the answer. Fletcher incorporates a gentle message of acceptance mixed in with lots of humor that will keep your preschooler entertained. My son enjoyed the interactive components to the book and had fun shaking and flapping the book to try and rid it of the alien.

Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot

3. Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara—

Loosely based on The Three Little Pigs story, this book is a giggle-inducing space and robot adventure. The little aliens set out to build themselves homes, only to have the big, bad robot knock down the first two homes. Will the aliens be safe in a house made of bricks with solar panels and a telescope? Great tool for learning about the planets and interstellar travel! This book is little on the long side and may not be ideal for wiggly kiddos; parents can skip parts to make it shorter if needed.

Chase's Space Case

4. Chase’s Space Case (Paw Patrol) by Kristen L. Depkin —

Preschoolers’ favorite Paw Patrol Pups plus aliens makes this book a winner! This book is based on the TV episode about an alien who crash lands in Adventure Bay. Mysterious giant bubbles begin lifting up the animals on Famer Al and Farmer Yumi’s farm and Paw Patrol comes to the rescue. Join Chase and the other pups as they save the animals, find the alien, fix the spaceship, and help get the alien back to space! The book is quick read with great pup pictures and it has stickers (which my child always likes).

The Smeds and the Smoos book

5. The Smeds and the Smoos by Julia Donaldson—

Julia Donaldson creates a silly, rhyming story about two aliens (one is a Smed and one is a Smoo) who are star-crossed lovers. Since the Smeds and the Smoos have a long-standing feud, these two aliens wed secretly and leave their home planet in search of a place where their families will not come and tear them apart. The Smeds and the Smoos are both worried about the missing aliens and they team up to find them. Along the way, the Smeds and the Smoos realize that they actually like each other in spite of their differences. Everyone gets a happily ever after when the runaways are reunited with their family and everyone becomes friends.

Aliens Get the Sniffles Too

6. Aliens Get the Sniffles Too! Ahhh-choo! by Katy Duffield—

Oh no, Little Alien has a cold and nothing anyone does seems to help make Little Alien feel better. Mars Rover, the aliens’ three-eyed pup, is determined to make Little Alien smile. The pup does all sorts of tricks to finally earn a smile. Filled with space puns and lots of spacey-words that preschoolers will recognized, this story and its cute pictures will have your preschooler entertained.

Best Frints in the Whole Universe

7. Best Frints in the Whole Universe by Antoinette Portis–

Aliens, Yelfred and Omek, have been best frints forever. But when Omek takes Yelfred’s new toy without asking and then breaks it, the two aliens get in a fight. Is their frintship over? No! Eventually the two aliens realize that their frintship is stronger than their fight. Filled with funny words and bright illustrations, your preschooler will enjoy reading this story with you.

Spacebot book

8. Spacebot by Mike Twohy—

My son LOVES this book! He actually clapped after I read it to him! A mysterious UFO lands in Dog’s backyard. A robot space dog appears and Dog is excited to someone who looks like a dog. However, it is the household appliances that the visitor is here for, and they come to life and start to fly around! When play time is over, the appliances return home. Poor Dog feels left out of the fun! Robot space dog gives Dog a special nose and now it is Dog’s turn for adventure! This poetic, rhyming book is absolutely amazing. The story and the pictures will capture your child’s imagination.

Check your library for these and other alien-themed books. To help cover the costs of this site, I joined Amazon’s Affiliate program. If you buy a book 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 🙂

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Cotton Ball Ice Cream Painting

Get creative with your paintbrushes and try cotton balls with a clothespin for painting a picture of an ice cream cone. Pinch a cotton ball in the clothespin and then dip it in paint to make a fun paintbrush! Cotton ball ice cream painting was a lot of fun! My son enjoyed using the cotton balls as a paintbrush and it remined him of his dot pens.

Cotton Ball Ice Cream Painting
Cotton Ball Ice Cream Painting

Supplies needed:

  • cotton balls
  • clothespin
  • washable paint (I like to use Crayola Washable Paints )
  • paper plate
  • paper (preferably card stock or construction paper)

How To:

Painting the Cone

First, pinch a cotton ball in your clothespin. I knew we were going to use 3 different paint colors, so I had my son use 3 cotton ball clothespin brushes. If you only have 1 clothespin, it is easy to change out the cotton balls.

Pick a paint color for your ice cream cone. Pour a little paint on a paper plate. Pinch a cotton ball in a clothespin to use as a paintbrush. Gently dip the cotton ball into the paint and then stamp it onto the paper in a triangle-shape to make the cone. If your child is having trouble with this step, lightly draw a triangle shape for them to fill in with paint.

Next pick a color for your first scoop of ice cream. My son chose blue, which is also the color of the ice cream he usually picks! I poured a little blue paint onto the paper plate and he stamped his cotton ball into the paint and then onto the paper. He made his first scoop pretty big and we didn’t have much room for the second scoop.

For his second scoop, my kiddo chose purple paint. He had to squeeze his second scoop onto the top of the first scoop and quickly ran out of room on the paper. His cotton ball ice cream painting still turned out cute, even if his second scoop wasn’t very tall.

Cotton ball ice cream painting preschool craft

OPTIONAL: I think it would be fun to add fingerprint “sprinkles” onto your ice cream cone.

For more ice cream fun, check out my ICE CREAM post! It contains cute book recommendations and ice cream recipe so that you and your preschooler can make ice cream together at home.

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Awesome Vegetable Books

It can be hard to get preschoolers excited about vegetables. Here is a list of awesome vegetable books to help your child view vegetables in a positive light.

Awesome Vegetable Books!
Vegetable Books

10 Vegetable Books:

Supertato

1. Supertato by Sue Hendra—

There’s an evil pea on loose and it is terrorizing the other vegetables! Who will stop it? Here comes Supertato to the rescue. No pea can match Supertato’s speed, strength, and determination! In this funny supermarket battle between the vegetables, Supertato defeats the pea and locks it back up in the freezer so all of the other vegetables can live in peace. Full of jokes, action, and bright illustrations, you and your child will enjoy reading this book together! Fortunately there is a whole series staring Supertato and his vegetable friends so the fun can continue 🙂

Grandma's Garden

2. Grandma’s Garden by Mercer Mayer —

Little Critter is a preschool favorite! In this story, Little Critter and Little Sister help Grandma grow a vegetable garden. They pick their seeds and carefully plant them. Little Critter learns that plants need water to grow and that he has to keep the weeds away so that the little veggies have room to grow. Wow, gardens take a lot of work! In the end, all of their hard work pays off and they get to enjoy a yummy meal made from their garden! Like the other Little Critter stories, this one is full of good intentions gone wrong and the author’s trademark humor to leave preschoolers giggling.

I will never, not ever eat a tomato

3. I Will Never, Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child—

Lola is a fussy eater, but her older brother, Charlie, comes up with all sorts of funny names for the foods that Lola believes she won’t like and Lola is convince Lola to give them a try. For example, she won’t eat carrots, but she will eat orange twiglets from Jupiter! So far Charlie is able to convince her to everything except tomatoes. After trying all of the foods that Lola declared she would never eat, the only thing left at the table is the tomatoes. She points to the tomatoes and asks Charlie to hand her one. Charlie is in shock! Lola takes a tomato and says, “Moonsquirters are my favorite! You didn’t think they were tomatoes, did you Charlie?” My son loved the illustrations and the collage art style!

Vegetables in Underwear

4. Vegetables in Underwear by Jared Chapman–

In this short book, vegetables model an assortment of underwear. My son laughed at potato’s small undies and at the beet’s funny underwear! Everyone wears underwear, even babies, the book says. Wait a minute…babies don’t wear undies! Cue the giggles 🙂 With bright, silly pictures of veggies in undies, this book will make your preschooler laugh.

Eating the Alphabet: fruits and vegetables from A to Z

5. Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert—

We love Lois Ehlert’s books! In this yummy book, Ehlert takes the reader on a journey around the world to learn about fruits and vegetables. She includes a pronunciation guide in the back so you can look up how to say each one. As I read this one to my son, I like to say “Oh, I love broccoli” or “okra” and have him tell me which ones are his favorites to eat. This book is great for learning the alphabet, as well as incorporating some healthy eating habits.

Growing Vegetable Soup

6. Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert–

Lois Ehlert teaches young gardeners the steps to growing their own vegetable soup! With bright illustrations, and not a lot of words, this books shows the necessary tools to tend a garden, planting seeds, caring for your garden, and then harvesting your vegetables and preparing the soup! Ehlert’s art style will keep your preschooler enthralled with the garden process and pique their interest in growing their own vegetables. The book also includes a recipe for vegetable soup.

Tops and Bottoms

7. Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens–

A clever hare with a family to feed convinces a lazy bear, who owns lots of land for growing yummy veggies, to split his the crops in half — tops and bottoms. Bear chooses “tops,” so Hare plants root vegetables. This leaves bear with useless “tops.” Next time, Bear picks “bottoms” so Hare grows corn! The book is filled with humor and opens vertically, to better illustrate tops and bottoms.

The Turnip

8. The Turnip by Jan Brett—

In this retelling of the Russian folktale, Jan Brett provides beautiful illustrations and her trademark humor to tell a story of a family who grows a turnip so large that they can’t pull it out of the ground. One by one, family and friends try their hardest to free the turnip, but without success. Finally the rooster comes along and proclaims that he can get the turnip out of the ground! Out pops the turnip, but was it really the rooster who freed it? Pay attention to the pictures of the bears along the sides of the book and watch as they become the real heroes.

Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies by Jorge Lacer

9. Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies by Jorge Lacera —

This is a humorous story about a young zombie who loves vegetables, not brains. The little zombie comes up with all sorts of schemes to get his parents to eat veggies! Will his parents finally try vegetables? A little bit spooky and a whole lot of fun, this book is perfect for young monster-lovers.

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

10. Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming —

This one of my favorite “vegetable books!” Mr. McGreely has dreamed of planting a vegetable garden. Finally, this is year that he is going to do it. Three little bunnies are excited about the new vegetables he’s growing and they sneak in to eat the yummy food each night. Mr. McGreely builds fences, walls, a moat, and finally a fortress around his vegetable garden to keep the bunnies out. It looks like the bunnies are finally locked out of the garden. Mr. McGreely does a happy dance and carries his basket into the fortress, across the moat and over the wall to pick his vegetables. But who is that hiding in the basket? It’s the bunnies! Muncha, muncha, muncha!

Check your library for these and other vegetable books. To help cover the costs of this site, I joined Amazon’s Affiliate program. If you buy a book 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 🙂

Vegetable Worksheets:

  1. Which ones are vegetables? Color the pictures of vegetables. Circle your favorite veggie.

2. Living or Non-living? Cut out the pictures below and then paste them either in the living column or the non-living column. What vegetables do you see?

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Silly Rhyming Stories for Preschoolers

Silly Rhyming Stories for Preschoolers

Get ready for lots of giggles as you read these silly rhyming stories with your preschooler!

10 Silly Rhyming Stories:

Billy Bloo is Stuck in Goo

1. 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!

I Like Myself

2. I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont —

Not only does this book have a positive message about loving yourself just the way you are, but the story is a fun read-aloud to share with your kiddo. With awesome rhymes galore, you can’t help but get caught up in the this girl’s exuberance as she tells that world that she loves herself just the way she is. I love the pictures! David Catrow’s illustrations in this book remind of Dr. Seuss’ silly illustrations.

Silly Sally

3. 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.

Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?

4. Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? by Dr. Seuss —

Whether you read the board book or the hardback edition, this story is great for preschoolers! It is full of sounds that will have kiddos engaged, giggling, and even making up some of their own! This is one my storytime favorites because they kids have so much fun repeating Mr. Brown’s sounds with me 🙂

The Wonky Donkey

5. The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith–

In this story we meet a wonky donkey who accumulates more problems, more rhymes, and more giggles as the story progresses. Preschoolers will love mimicking the sounds in this book and laugh as the story becomes even more ridiculous. By the end of book, we have a spunky, hanky-panky, cranky, stinky, dinky, lanky, honky-tonky, winky wonky donkey! My son says you have to read this one!

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Cow

6. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Cow by Lucille Colandro–

Lucille Colandro’s “There was an Old Lady” series is a favorite with preschoolers. The old lady is ridiculously silly and the kids love to laugh at her antics and say “you can’t do that” when she swallows a cow, some hay, a pig, duck, horse, sheep, and a fiddle! Why is she swallowing all of these things?

Elmo's Tricky Tongue Twisters

7. Elmo’s Tricky Tongue Twisters by Sarah Albee–

Sesame Street’s Elmo presents silly, tricky tongue twisters that will have everyone giggling! Good luck trying to read these tricky words with a straight face. Both you and your kiddo will be cracking up as you compete to see who can say it fastest! The pictures are filled with Sesame Street favorites and the rhymes are full of great vocabulary words.

How to Catch a Mermaid by Adam Wallace

8. How to Catch a Mermaid by Adam Wallace–

This book is great for preschoolers. It has a mermaid, awesome pictures, silliness, and a rhyming story! A couple of kids and dog try and catch a mermaid. They have shiny bait and lots of traps, but the mermaid is quite clever and escapes. Oh no, one of their plans backfires and the kids and the dog find that they are the ones trapped. Yikes, a bunch of sharks are coming! What are they going to do? Mermaid to the rescue! Whoo-hoo, everyone is safely returned to shore 🙂

I Love You, Fred

9. I Love You, Fred by Mick and Chloe Inkpen–

Fred, a little pug, is in dog school. He learns to stay away from cars and poo (cue the giggles). He also learns a lot of important words, except for what the word “Fred” means. If only he knew how to Fred! Fred goes to ask the dog in the upstairs mirror, but doesn’t get an answer. Only when Fred is rescued by his boy from a duck pond, does Fred realize that “Fred is a name and it is mine!” Preschoolers will love Fred, a wiggly dog with big googly eyes, who tries to wag his tail off.

The Hiccupotamus by Aaron Zenz

10. 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!

laughing face

For more silly rhyming stories, take a look at my Dr. Seuss Stories for Preschoolers and ask your local librarian for book suggestions. I’ve included links to purchase these titles on Amazon. To help cover the costs of this site, I joined Amazon’s Affiliate program. If you buy a book 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 🙂