20 Ultimate Funny Books for Kids

20 Ultimate Funny Books for Kids

Parents and teachers want the young kids to read books to develop their reading habit and vocabulary. To increase their interest in reading, a funny and hilarious book is best. A funny book engages them in the story and they want to read it again and again. So a funny book for kids or a book with illustrations makes even the most reluctant readers start reading.

Best Kid-friendly Funny Books

When the kids are starting to read, they need something which engages their mind and imagination. The intrigue keeps them occupied with the book, so if they read or the parents read to them something heavy or dark, their interest starts to wane off. For maintaining their interest and developing their habit of reading, parents should start them off with some light and funny reads. Humorous children’s books are the best means to ensure the kids develop the habit of reading and they are engaged in the story.

Here are some of the best kid-friendly funny books:

1. President Taft Is Stuck In The Bath

Author – Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath

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Why Your Child Must Read It 

This is one of the most hilarious children’s book which tells the story of William H. Taft, a U.S. President who was very hefty. One day he gets stuck in a bathtub of the White House and what follows are hilarious situations.

2. The Monster at the End of This Book

Author – Jon Stone, Illustrated by Michael Smollin

The Monster at the End of the Book

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Why Your Child Must Read It 

One of the best funny picture booksthis book with humorous illustrations will make the kids laugh out loud. The kids will laugh at every page turn and the book is like an interactive app.

3. I Want My Hat Back

Author –Jon Klassen

I Want My Hat Back

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Why Your Child Must Read It 

The story is about a bear who’s hat is stolen by a rabbit. This is one of the funny books for pre-schoolers and teaches that sometimes ‘Lies are okay’.

4. All in One Piece

Author – Jill Murphy 

All In One Piece

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Why Your Child Must Read It 

Kids love this hilarious book about the cute antics of elephants especially the baby elephant who ransacks the dressing table of Mrs. Large and applies her makeup.

5. Captain Underpants Series

Author –Dav Pilkey 

Captain Underpants series

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Why Your Child Must Read It 

The whole series of Captain Underpants is one of the best funny toddler books. The book tells the story of two best friends who use their wits against their principal, who transforms into an underwear wearing superhero.

6. Robert the Rose Horse

Author –Joan Heilbroner 

Robert the Rose Horse

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Why Your Child Must Read It 

It’s a hilarious book about Robert, a horse who is allergic to roses and sneezes whenever he encounters roses.

7. Have I Got a Book for You

Author –Melanie Watt 

Have I Got a Book for You!

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Why Your Child Must Read It 

The kid’s book tells the story of a swarthy salesman, Al Foxword who can do anything to sell his book.

8. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Author – Lewis Carroll

Adventures In Wonderland

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Why Your Child Must Read It 

The classic book is loved by kids and adults. The hilarious story of adventures of Alice and the magical characters such as the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat are unforgettable.

9. Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf

Author – Catherine Storr, Illustrated by Marjorie-Ann Watts

Clever Polly And the Stupid Wolf

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Why Your Child Must Read It 

The book is about Polly and a wolf. Polly is clever and the wolf makes you laugh with his hilarious antics.

10. The Happy Hocky Family Moves to the Country

Author – Lane Smith

The Happy Hocky Family Moves to the Country

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Why Your Child Must Read It 

The book is a hilarious take on the classic Dick and Jane primers to set up a similar premise of a nuclear family moving to the country.

11. The Paper Bag Princess

Author – Robert Munsch, Illustrated by Michael Martchenko 

The paperbag princess

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Why Your Child Must Read It 

Kids love this humorous and clever story of a princess, who eschews the ghastly prince and dances off in happiness in the end.

12. XO, OX: A Love Story

Author – Adam Rex, illustrated by Scott Campbell

XO, OX _ A Love Story

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Why Your Child Must Read It 

It is one of the most popular comedy books for kids. This hilarious book tells the story of an Ox writing love letters to a Gazelle.

13. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Author –Mo Willems  

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

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Why Your Child Must Read It 

This book has a hilarious story with equally hilarious illustrations and is the tale of a pigeon.

14. The Night I Followed the Dog

Author –Nina laden 

The night I followed the dog

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Why Your Child Must Read It 

The book tells the story of a little boy and his dog. He thinks his dog is an ordinary dog until he comes to know he is extraordinary.

15. Be Quiet!

Author – Ryan T. Higgins

Be Quiet

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Why Your Child Must Read It 

It’s a beautiful and hilarious picture book about Rupert a mouse. Rupert dreams of being starred in a wordless picture book.

16. I’m Bored

Author – Michael Ian Black, illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

I'm bored

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Why Your Child Must Read It 

The book tells the story of a little girl who is bored. One day she meets a talking potato who tells her kids are boring.

17. Big Bird’s Red book

Author – Jonathan Cerf and Roseanne Cerf, Illustrated by Michael J. Smollin 

Big Bird's Red Book

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Why Your Child Must Read It 

The funny children’s book is the story of the Sesame Street character who teaches about colour Red walking around the town.

18. Interrupting Chicken

Author – David Ezra SteinInterrupting_chickenSource: Pinterest

Why Your Child Must Read It – 

The kid’s book is about a cute little chicken who keeps interrupting her daddy as he reads her a bedtime story.

19. We Are in a Book!

Author – Mo Willems 

We are in a book

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Why Your Child Must Read It – 

The book is the story of an elephant Gerald who is the eloquent spokesperson for all writers.

20. 17 Things I’m Not Allowed to Do Anymore

Author – Jenny Offill, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter 

17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore

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Why Your Child Must Read It 

The book is the list made by a girl of 17 things she is not allowed to do again in an illustrated format.

Reading books is the best activity for the cognitive development of young kids. It also helps the kids to imagine new things and increase their vocabulary. The funny books with hilarious stories keep their interest in the reading. So give the kids funny books to read, and to develop their interest in reading.

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