Laugh Out Loud Canadian Picture Books
“What is the smartest province in Canada?” asked Summer Reading Club online member peekaboo1 in the Jokes section of the website. Answer: “Newfoundland and Labrador! It has 4 As and a B!”
Canadian humour is a bit like this joke – earnest with a dash of flat-out silliness. These elements also make a great picture book even more special, because books that bring laughter are an effective way to interest kids in reading. Tickle the funny bones of reluctant readers and they’ll want to keep flipping pages and laughing!
Check out some of these humourous Canadian picture books.
This is a story of a silly moose that didn’t act wild at all. He can’t shake the feeling something was missing. What could it be? Follow him on his adventure to make the “moose” out of life.
What happens when the Vole Brothers get hungry? So hungry they could eat a cat? They embark on an amusing quest to find food!
This beautifully illustrated book features many silly and clever animals who disguise themselves in mischievous costumes for an animal masquerade.
The story is simple but hilarious. There are two turtles. But only one hat. They both love the hat. What are they going to do?
This is a fun rhyming book filled with funny scenarios involving a duck who doesn’t just say quack.
This hilarious book speaks cleverly of babyhood. Baby is the King, and his royal subjects aka his parents, must hail to his majesty or else…
What happens when Bob gets a ghost for your birthday instead of a dog? He calls it Fluffy and tries to get him to fetch. This sweet silly story will make everyone want a ghost of their own.
Finally, a list of funny books isn’t complete without Canadian national treasure Robert Munsch!
What happens when Moira is only allowed to invite six kids to her birthday and no kindergarten? She invites grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, grade 6 and kindergarten!
What are your favourite funny picture books?