Before moving on to explore the top 10 funny books for kids, let’s understand why a sense of humor is so important for both children and adults. When your little one started smiling, it brought immense joy, and those adorable chuckles melted your heart. Initially, simple games of Peek-a-boo would do the trick. However, as your child enters the toddler phase, the same old tricks might not work anymore. Their sense of humor begins to develop, and they start appreciating slightly more advanced humor.
Top 10 Funny books for Kids
Toddlers find the unusual funny, like wearing shorts on their head or gross things. Physical comedy and potty humor are a hit too! Here’s a list of funny books for kids, guaranteed to bring laughter and joy. Enjoy reading these hilarious and entertaining books together!
1. Moo, Baa, La la la!
This best-selling book is one of the funny books for kids that is a hit with the younger set. The hilarious expressions of animals making noises are sure to bring laughter and joy. With minimal text and engaging pictures, this funny book for kids is perfect for keeping their attention.
2. No, David!
If you’re in the middle of the terrible twos, where ‘No’ is the official word of your home, this book is one of the funny books for kids that will have both of you in splits! “No, David!” features the misadventures of an imaginative little boy named David, who pays little attention to societal norms like wearing clothes outside his home. Despite his mother’s exasperated “No,” David continues his antics, creating hilarious situations that will make you laugh out loud.
3. There is a Bird on your Head!
An award winning book in the Elephant and Piggie series, this one follows the adventures of the anxious elephant, Gerald and the happy go lucky Piggie. Needless to say, when a bird lands on Gerald’s head, he freaks out! It’s up to Piggie to help now!
4. Don’t let the Pigeon drive the Bus!
This is a classic book that has delighted kids for years and for good reason! Now why would the bus driver be worried that the pigeon might take over? Because he is one persistent pigeon who’ll try anything to get to drive!! Toddlers will relate to the times they’ve pestered and begged to get their own way!!
5.Dinosaur vs. the Potty
Whether you’re in the midst of potty training or already past it, your toddler will love this book! Like millions of kids around the world, the dinosaur in the book will not go potty even if he’s ‘feeling it’ – very relatable to toddlers who end up doing the ‘potty dance’!
6. The Day the Crayons Quit
This book features Duncan who, like your toddler, likes to color with his crayons. Imagine his state when the crayons go on strike one fine day! The crayons’ complaints are sure to make your toddler tickle, and reinforce the names of colors in the process!
7. Bark, George!
George is a little puppy, but unfortunately he has an identity crisis!! For kids who’re used to the animal noises in the Old McDonald’s song, this will be a riot! George mews like a cat and moos like a cow; anything but bark!
8. Animals should definitely not wear Clothing
Toddlers are famous for stripping the instant they’re dressed! If your little one has ever asked why the cat doesn’t have to wear anything, here’s your answer! Amusing pictures explain why this is such a bad idea for animals!
9. The Hiccupotamus
Toddlers find people hiccupping funny, so they’re bound to enjoy this book. A poor Hippo can’t help his hiccups, which are massive resulting in some hilarious consequences!! The rhyming text makes this perfect for the age group.
10. Green Eggs and Ham
Last but not least, the master of ridiculousness – Dr. Seuss! While all his books are thoroughly entertaining, this one deserves special mention for it’s completely whacky plot and prose. Sam-I-am insists on trying this odd delicacy; let’s see how long your toddler can resist him!
Now you have a pretty good idea what to get your toddler to bring on the laughs! Just remember to stay away from complicated plots or things that might scare her; after all you know your child best!
Article By Fabida Abdulla