Funny Picture Books

May 21, 2021 | Heather

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Bring on the funny stuff!

Are you tired of holding down the fort of positivity for your family? Are your smile muscles stiff from lack of use? We hear you, and we think you need more funny things in your life.

Bring home some of our funniest picture books and lighten the mood a little. Guffaw and giggle and let that laughter medicine flow!

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Arnie the Doughnut by Laurie Keller 

Arnie the Doughnut is so excited that he's been picked to leave the bakery… until he learns that he is going to be eaten! Arnie must get creative if he's going to survive. This book is so funny that I'm chuckling while writing this, just thinking about Arnie. Read this!


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We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins 

A young T. Rex wants to have a great first day of school, but it's soooo hard to resist eating her classmates.


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17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore by Jenny Offill and Nancy Carpenter

Your children will laugh their heads off (and hopefully won't get any ideas) when they find out why the main character is not allowed to use glue anymore, and 16 other things.


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Baa Baa Smart Sheep by Mark and Rowan Sommerset 

When Sheep is bored, he can't resist playing a trick on Turkey. A pile of poo is involved. 


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Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems 

Have you read the first book in this series, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus? It's great, but I can relate better to the pigeon's bedtime pleas. Another one that unfortunately hits close to home is The Pigeon Needs a Bath.


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Alien Tomato by Kristen Schroeder, illustrated by Mette Engell

A red ball lands in a garden. What could it be? An alien tomato, obviously! 


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Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel

Never before have I so immensely enjoyed an alphabet book! Guaranteed laughs. 



The Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak 

A giggle factory of a book, which takes advantage of the fact that adults must read aloud whatever is written on the page. I was interested to see that Penguin Random House has also published a fill-in-the-blanks version called MY Book with No Pictures, where your child can write in their own amazing words.


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ABZzz…A Bedtime Alphabet by Isabel Minhós Martins, illustrated by Yara Kono

This whimsical alphabet book promises that almost all children fall asleep before they reach the letter S.


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There Must be More Than That! by Shinsuke Yoshitake 

A child receives the doom-and-gloom message that the future is dim and it's too late to fix our planet. They go on to learn that adults aren't always right, and that the future could be terrifically fun! If you like this, try Shinsuke Yoshitake's other books.  


How to Teach a Slug to Read by Susan Pearson and David Slonim

How to Teach a Slug to Read by Susan Pearson, illustrated by David Slonim

This book is ultra-cute, it's funny, and as a bonus, it gives great advice on helping your child learn to read.


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Are you Scared, Darth Vader? by Adam Rex

It's Hallowe'en night. Isn't there anything that could scare Darth Vader?


Still Need More Funny?

Find even more funny books in Bill's blog post about Flatulence Picture Books or Sharanja's post on Laugh Out Loud Picture Books

Looking for funny books for older kids? Check out the latest and most popular funny novels and comics on TPL Kids.  

Do you have any books to add to our list? If a book made you laugh out loud, let us know in the comments below!