My five-year-old son selected most of these books because they make him laugh. What are your favorite funny picture books? Thanks for sharing!
Best Funny Picture Books for Kids to LOL!
10. Leonardo The Terrible Monster by Mo Willems
My son thinks the part where the little boy explains why he was crying is sooo funny that he’s actually memorized it! The story is about a cute little boy monster who can’t scare anyone so he finds the most scard-y cat kid in the world to scare. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
9. Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi
The Japanese don’t find bodily functions like farting or pooping embarrassing or funny, so it takes a Japanese person to write a book about poop! And, of course, it cracks up my son. He loves potty humor! [picture book, ages 4 and up]
8. Hippo? No Rhino by Jeff Newman
The zookeeper puts up the wrong sign next to the rhino and the rhino is not happy about it! [picture book, ages 4 and up]
7. Hog-Eye by Susan Meddaugh
A little girl pig outwits a wolf who wants to eat her and tells her story to her smart-alecky family. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
6. The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
A mom friend recommended this book because she and her 5-year-old son love it. About a book-eating boy who gets smarter with every book he eats. Eventually, the book eating makes him sick so he reads the books instead. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
5. Duck for President by Doreen Cronin
Duck from Giggle, Giggle, Quack and Click, Clack, Moo is back and this time he’s running for office. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
4. A Couple of Two Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee
When two best friends go to Nature Camp together, they have the best week ever doing things their way. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
3. Chicken Butt by Erica S. Perl
I don’t think it’s possible for a book named Chicket Butt NOT to be hysterically funny and this book does not disappoint. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
2. Baloney (Henry P.) by Jon Sciezka
A little alien boy has a very good excuse to explain why he’s late for school. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
1. Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman
Tips on safety get a lot more exciting when Gloria the dog is helping out Officer Buckle! [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Honorable Mention Funny Picture Books to LOL with Your Child
Peep and Egg: I’m Not Using the Potty by Laura Gehl, illustrated by Joyce Wan
Egg is not sure about potty training but Peep has a strategy to lure Egg to try. Spoiler alert: books and potty training are natural partners in crime! This is a gentle and humorous potty training book that kids of all ages will enjoy. My son who is 13-years-old thought this book is hilarious! [picture book, ages 2 and up]
This book arrived in the mail today and my five-year-old son insisted that I include it on the “funny book list on your blog.” He made me read it 5 times today! This is Cynthia Lord’s first picture book. She also wrote the Newbery Winner chapter book Rules (which is outstanding). This is a funny, rhyming book that appeals to hot rod racers! It’s a very cute story about a hamster who is going to a hot rod race and a dog helps him build his race car. It’s really fun to read aloud! [picture book, ages 4 and up]
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