Silly Books for Kids
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Almost anything by Jan Thomas is a favorite in our house. Our all time favorite Thomas book is Rhyming Dust Bunnies. Ned, Ted, Fred and Bob are dust bunnies that love to rhyme. Well, Bob’s rhyming may be a bit off. But, his words are full of warnings to keep the dust bunnies from danger.
When my kids were toddlers, Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton was a favorite book to spark giggles. The silly turkey can’t see to put his clothes on correctly. Oops!
I asked my now 3 year-old which books make him laugh the most and he immediately said Elephant & Piggie. And, I agree with him. They are fantastic read-aloud books and perfect books for new readers to read on their own. His favorites are: There Is A Bird On Your Head!, Let’s Go For a Drive and We Are In a Book!
My son will also tell you Naked by Michael Ian Black is a super funny story too. The little boy in the story loves to run around the house naked and imagines life being naked. He soon decides that the only thing better than being naked is being caped. The little superhero flies around the house until he is all tuckered out.
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin is one of my husband’s favorite books to read-aloud. He loves the humor and so do my kids. The cows are demanding better living conditions in the barn and they take to typing notes to Farmer Brown to be heard.
Ketchup on Your Cornflakes? by Nick Sharratt is a newer find for us. It’s a mix and match book so the kids can create lots of funny combos such as, “Do you like toothpaste in your bed?”
Tracey recommends The Book With No Pictures by BJ Novak. It really is a clever book that has NO pictures. The words are meant to make the reader say the silliest things which makes the listener roll with laughter.
Chris enjoys Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. The story invites you to question and debate whether the creature is a duck or a rabbit.
New Carlisle Library says we should check out What Color is Your Underwear? by Sam Lloyd. It seems like any book you read about underwear brings a round of giggles. Animals wearing underwear is a pretty funny concept. This is a fun lift-the-flap book.
Susan enjoys Bark, George by Jules Feiffer. George’s mother asks him to bark but instead he meows, moos and makes other animal noises. He is promptly taken to the vet who extracts various animals from George. All is well until George’s mom asks him to bark again and he says, “Hello!”
Kathleen, Sharon and Meegan also recommend Silly Sally by Audrey Wood. Join Sally and her friends as they parade around town in this rhyming tale.
My good friend, Laura, tells us to check out Are You a Horse? by Andy Rash. This silly story is about a young cowboy who receives a saddle and has to search for a horse so he can enjoy a ride. He meets various animals who try to help him out.