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Funny Picture Books for Young Children

Everyone loves a good laugh! Cuddle up with your loved ones and share some smiles with these funny picture books for children.


Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
Amazon Says: It’s time for the little red chicken’s bedtime story—and a reminder from Papa to try not to interrupt. But the chicken can’t help herself! Whether the tale is Hansel a more...
Amazon Says: It’s time for the little red chicken’s bedtime story—and a reminder from Papa to try not to interrupt. But the chicken can’t help herself! Whether the tale is Hansel and Grettel or Little Red Riding Hood or even Chicken Little, she jumps into the story to save its hapless characters from doing some dangerous or silly thing. Now it’s the little red chicken’s turn to tell a story, but will her yawning papa make it to the end without his own kind of interrupting? Energetically illustrated with glowing colors—and offering humorous story-within-a-story views—this all-too-familiar tale is sure to amuse (and hold the attention of) spirited little chicks.A favorite joke inspires this charming tale, in which a little chicken’s habit of interrupting bedtime stories is gleefully turned on its head.Awarded a 2011 Caldecott Honor! less...
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Amazon Says: A spoof on the three little pigs story, this time told from the wolf's point of view. Lane Smith also illustrated Hallowe'en ABC which was one of The New York Times Best more...
Amazon Says: A spoof on the three little pigs story, this time told from the wolf's point of view. Lane Smith also illustrated Hallowe'en ABC which was one of The New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year. less...
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Amazon Says: Caldecott Award-winning author-artist Ed Emberley has created an ingenious way for children to chase away their nighttime fears. Kids can turn the pages of this die-cut book a more...
Amazon Says: Caldecott Award-winning author-artist Ed Emberley has created an ingenious way for children to chase away their nighttime fears. Kids can turn the pages of this die-cut book and watch the Big Green Monster grow. Then, when they're ready to show him who's in charge, they'll turn the remaining pages and watch him disappear! This lavish reissue features dramatic die-cut eyes and sparkling foil on the cover. less...
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Meow Said the Cow by Emma Dodd
Amazon Says: A hilarious send-up of animal sounds! It's a noisy morning in the barnyard: roosters crowing, cows mooing, mice squeaking! And the farmer's cat has had enough. With a flick o more...
Amazon Says: A hilarious send-up of animal sounds! It's a noisy morning in the barnyard: roosters crowing, cows mooing, mice squeaking! And the farmer's cat has had enough. With a flick of his tail, the cat casts a spell and the barnyard is turned upside-down. The chickens are oinking, the sheep are barking, and the sheepdog can only let out a confused "Baa?" It's not long before the animals figure out who's to blame... Emma Dodd's bright, bold illustrations bring this farm full of very confused animals to life, and her hilarious rhyming text is sure to send young readers giggling (and mooing, and cock-a-doodle-dooing!). less...
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The Doghouse by Jan Thomas
Amazon Says: Mouse, Pig, Cow, and Duck are playing a carefree game of ball when (horror of horrors!) their ball gets kicked into . . . THE DOGHOUSE. Who will risk a run-in with scary Dog t more...
Amazon Says: Mouse, Pig, Cow, and Duck are playing a carefree game of ball when (horror of horrors!) their ball gets kicked into . . . THE DOGHOUSE. Who will risk a run-in with scary Dog to get it back? Hysterical high anxiety ensues as Mouse volunteers each animal to do the dirty work—but you’ll never believe what’s really going on in the doghouse!     With Jan Thomas’s fun, fresh art and priceless animal expressions, this timeless tale of fear and friendship will have readers howling. less...
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A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker
Amazon Says: Cheery persistence wears down a curmudgeonly bear in a wry comedy of manners that ends in a most unlikely friendship. Bear is quite sure he doesn’t like visitors. He more...
Amazon Says: Cheery persistence wears down a curmudgeonly bear in a wry comedy of manners that ends in a most unlikely friendship. Bear is quite sure he doesn’t like visitors. He even has a sign. So when a mouse taps on his door one day, Bear tells him to leave. But when Bear goes to the cupboard to get a bowl, there is the mouse — small and gray and bright-eyed. In this slapstick tale that begs to be read aloud, all Bear wants is to eat his breakfast in peace, but the mouse — who keeps popping up in the most unexpected places — just won’t go away! less...
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Z Is for Moose by Kelly Bingham
Amazon Says: Caldecott Medalist Paul O. Zelinsky illustrates Kelly Bingham's outrageously funny, critically acclaimed, and boundary-breaking story about a moose, a zebra, and the alphabet! more...
Amazon Says: Caldecott Medalist Paul O. Zelinsky illustrates Kelly Bingham's outrageously funny, critically acclaimed, and boundary-breaking story about a moose, a zebra, and the alphabet! Zebra wants to put on a show as simple as ABC, but Zebra's friend Moose has other (unexpected and hilarious) ideas!Zebra thinks the alphabet should be simple. A is for Apple. B is for Ball. Easy! But his friend Moose is too excited to wait his turn, and when M isn't for Moose (Mouse gets the honor), the rest of the letters better run for cover. Exuberant and zany storytelling brings to life two friends and one laugh-out-loud comedy of errors that's about friendship, sharing, and compromise. The incomparable Paul O. Zelinsky's artwork is bursting at the seams—literally—with child appeal. Breaking the borders of the page, and creating the art both digitally and traditionally, Zelinsky turns convention on its head. The result is a picture book that is innovative, hilarious, and begging to be read over and over again.Named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library AssociationSupports the Common Core State Standards less...
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Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
Amazon Says: In this Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch as a rabbit fears his favorite treats are out to get him. Jasper Rabbit lov more...
Amazon Says: In this Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch as a rabbit fears his favorite treats are out to get him. Jasper Rabbit loves carrots—especially Crackenhopper Field carrots. He eats them on the way to school. He eats them going to Little League. He eats them walking home. Until the day the carrots start following him...or are they?      Celebrated artist Peter Brown’s stylish illustrations pair perfectly with Aaron Reynold’s text in this hilarious picture book that shows it’s all fun and games…until you get too greedy. less...
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Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
Amazon Says: "Mr. Keats's illustrations boldy, colorfully capture the child, his city world, and the shimmering heat of a summer's day".--The New York Times. ALA Notable Children's Book. F more...
Amazon Says: "Mr. Keats's illustrations boldy, colorfully capture the child, his city world, and the shimmering heat of a summer's day".--The New York Times. ALA Notable Children's Book. Full-color illustrations. less...
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Press Here by Herve Tullet
Amazon Says: The New York Times bestseller "Irresistible." –The Wall Street Journal Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and emb more...
Amazon Says: The New York Times bestseller "Irresistible." –The Wall Street Journal Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next! Children and adults alike will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size! Especially remarkable because the adventure occurs on the flat surface of the simple, printed page, this unique picture book about the power of imagination and interactivity will provide read-aloud fun for all ages! And coming this September! Watch colors splatter, mix and transform in Mix It Up!, the highly anticipated follow-up to Press Here. less...
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Chicken Little by Rebecca Emberley
Amazon Says: BONK! An award-winning father-daughter team make the sky fall an entirely new way.You may already know the tale of a not-quite-so-bright little chicken whose encounter with an more...
Amazon Says: BONK! An award-winning father-daughter team make the sky fall an entirely new way.You may already know the tale of a not-quite-so-bright little chicken whose encounter with an acorn and gravity convinces him the sky is falling, but youÕve never seen the story told this way. A brilliant collaboration brings us a bold and colorful retelling of the classic tale, as crazy-eyed Chicken and all his panicked friends run away from the sky and right into an eye-catching gatefold surprise. less...
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Funny Farm by Mark Teague
Amazon Says: Hawthorne Farm is a funny farm, a good-humored farm, a farm that is chock full of fun! Award-winning author/illustrator Mark Teague creates a farm with a sense of humor. Rea more...
Amazon Says: Hawthorne Farm is a funny farm, a good-humored farm, a farm that is chock full of fun! Award-winning author/illustrator Mark Teague creates a farm with a sense of humor. Readers will laugh out loud when Cousin Edward arrives from the city to help out on the farm. The cows, pigs, and sheep have been waiting for Cousin Edward to visit Hawthorne Farm. The fun is never ending as Edward tries his best to milk the cows, tend the sheep, feed the pigs, plant the garden, and much more. It is truly a day that Edward will never forget! less...
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Amazon Says: Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt—the one with the four totally groovy buttons. But when one falls off, does Pete cry? Goodness, no! He just keeps on singing his so more...
Amazon Says: Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt—the one with the four totally groovy buttons. But when one falls off, does Pete cry? Goodness, no! He just keeps on singing his song—after all, what could be groovier than three groovy buttons? Count down with Pete in this rocking new story from the creators of the bestselling Pete the Cat books. less...
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Hickory Dickory Dock by Keith Baker
Amazon Says: Keith Baker displays his trademark flair for color, movement, and rhythm in this vibrant adaptation of the familiar nursery rhyme "Hickory Dickory Dock." A companion to his ac more...
Amazon Says: Keith Baker displays his trademark flair for color, movement, and rhythm in this vibrant adaptation of the familiar nursery rhyme "Hickory Dickory Dock." A companion to his acclaimed Big Fat Hen, this twist on an old favorite features some serious antics on the part of a busy little mouse. As a huge grandfather clock strikes each hour from one o' clock in the afternoon to midnight, a different animal passes by, and the mouse has a funny interaction with each of them.    With counting, telling time, and a cozy bedtime ending to engage them, children will be chiming in for repeated readings. less...
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My Dad by Anthony Browne
Amazon Says: From the 2000 Hans Christian Andersen Medalist In an endearing homage to dads everywhere, a boy describes -- and exaggerates -- the many accomplishments and feats of his fath more...
Amazon Says: From the 2000 Hans Christian Andersen Medalist In an endearing homage to dads everywhere, a boy describes -- and exaggerates -- the many accomplishments and feats of his father. Among the traits praised are his enormous talent for singing, his near-professional wrestling skills, his extreme bravery in the face of danger (he's not even afraid of the Big Bad Wolf!), and his ability to -- quite literally, in Anthony Browne's world -- eat like a horse. All of the pictures feature the lovable pater in his signature plaid bathrobe, adding a further comfy layer to a book whose ultimate message is "I love my dad. And you know what? HE LOVES ME! (And he always will.)". less...
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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber
Amazon Says: A cranky neighbor puts Lyle in the zoo but experiences a change of heart when the crocodile saves him from a fire. more...
Amazon Says: A cranky neighbor puts Lyle in the zoo but experiences a change of heart when the crocodile saves him from a fire. less...
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Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Amazon Says: Is it a duck or a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it . With more than 100,000 copies sold, this classic picture book is now available in a sturdy board book that little one more...
Amazon Says: Is it a duck or a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it . With more than 100,000 copies sold, this classic picture book is now available in a sturdy board book that little ones will love holding in their own two hands. Smart, simple and funny, it offers a hilarious choice—and one readers of all ages will rejoice in making. less...
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Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
Amazon Says: For a short time, this new larger edition includes a print signed by Peggy Rathmann! It's bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep. Or are they? Who' more...
Amazon Says: For a short time, this new larger edition includes a print signed by Peggy Rathmann! It's bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep. Or are they? Who's that short, furry guy with the keys in his hand and the mischievous grin? Sneak along behind the zookeeper's back and see who gets the last laugh in this riotous good-night romp.  The new generous trim size of every toddler's favorite book is even easier to share. With a warm, funny author's note highlighting how much this book has meant to kids and families since it was first published and some clever new details hidden in the illustrations, Good Night, Gorilla is the perfect gift for new babies as well as fans young and old. less...
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Amazon Says: The charming and spirited Lottie Paris is back—and she loves the library! Lottie Paris has a favorite place. The library! She loves to go there and read about space more...
Amazon Says: The charming and spirited Lottie Paris is back—and she loves the library! Lottie Paris has a favorite place. The library! She loves to go there and read about space. She knows there are rules at the library, but sometimes they are not so easy to follow. The library is Carl’s favorite place, too. And he loves to read about dinosaurs. When Lottie and Carl meet, they become fast friends. Now Lottie reads about dinosaurs, and Carl loves space! After joyously introducing Lottie Paris in Lottie Paris Lives Here, Angela Johnson and Scott Fischer have created a brand-new world for Lottie to dream in—alongside a brand-new friend. less...
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Julius by Angela Johnson
Amazon Says: When Maya's grandfather comes for a visit, he brings a surprise in a crate--something, he says, to teach her "fun and sharing." Maya hopes it's a horse or a big brother. But i more...
Amazon Says: When Maya's grandfather comes for a visit, he brings a surprise in a crate--something, he says, to teach her "fun and sharing." Maya hopes it's a horse or a big brother. But instead it's Julius, a big, cool pig. Maya's parents see Julius as a slob, but Maya herself sees another Julius altogether. She sees a playmate, a protector, and sharer in all that's magical and wild. Full color. less...
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