Sometimes, you just want to share a silly, funny book to bring out the giggles and enjoy a laugh with your class! NOT for connecting, writing, or deep thinking…. – just for some good old-fashioned FUN! And I can’t think of a better motivator to learn to read than laughter!
Here are my favorite new books sure to bring out the giggles!
Does a Bulldozer Have a Butt? – Derick Wilde
Hilarious, rhyming book about BUTTS! A little boy asks his dad if different animals and objects have butts and the father’s answers are quite hilarious! This will be a sure hit with kids – and pay close attention to the illustrations to see many cleverly hidden butts throughout the pages!
Not All Sheep Are Boring! – Bobby Moynihan
Since people usually fall asleep by counting sheep – they must be pretty boring – Right? WRONG! This book proves sheep are anything but snoozeworthy and introduces readers to some of the weirdest, wackiest, funniest sheep you’ve ever seen! Want to know what’s definitely not boring? This book!
I’m Terrified of Bath Time – Simon Rich
A hilarious twist on bath time, told from the perspective of a bathtub as the tub gives tips to a child on how to make bath time more pleasant for him. I laughed out loud several times – especially at the poop jokes! Whether you are a fan of bath time or not, this is such a silly, clever book and I guarantee kids will love it!
Pineapple Princess – Sabina Hah
A little girl is convinced she is a princess. She simply needs a crown – which she makes out of a ripe pineapple from the fruit bowl! I literally laughed out loud when her rotting crown attracts flies who become her “royal subjects.” Hilarious!
Norman Didn’t Do It! (Yes, He Did!) – Ryan T. Higgins
Norman has a best friend named Mildred. She’s a tree. Mildred and Norman get along famously until one day, another tree shows up. Poor Norman! Will Mildred want to stay friends with him, now she has a tree friend? This book is so cute and funny and teaches a great little lesson about “owning” a wrong and fixing it to the best of your ability!
I Am A Baby – Bob Shea
Oh my gosh! This book is HILARIOUS! Bob Shea takes a deadpan look at new parenthood—from a baby’s point of view. New parents will make LOTS of connections! THE BEST GIFT EVER FOR NEW PARENTS! (but maybe not as funny for your class?) Absolutely delightful and don’t forget to check out the endpapers!
My Pet Feet – Josh Funk
Oh my – I LOVE this book. Hilarious story about what happens when the letter R goes missing from the alphabet. Suddenly a little girl’s pet ferret becomes “pet feet”! Not to mention a galloping hose instead of a horse, a flock of cows instead of crows, and a babbling book instead of brook! So funny and clever! I’m already hoping there is a sequel!
How to Draw a Happy Cat – Ethan T. Berlin
A “How To” drawing lesson goes hilariously sideways when the subject won’t stay happy! Love the narrator engaging the reader to try to help cheer up the cat! So fun to read aloud!
Never Brush a Bear – Sam Hearn
In this adorable book we meet an ambitious, determined pet stylist named Herschel, whose greatest wish is to to style an animal he has never worked with before – A BEAR! Rhyming text and delightful illustrations – this one is pushing the cute meter over the top!
Tiny Spoon Vs. Little Fork – Constance Lomardo
When it’s time to feed baby, Tiny Spoon is primed and ready! But wait a minute – who’s this? It’s Little Fork, who insists that baby is growing up and is old enough to use a fork! Let the battle begin! Such a fun story presented in comic book style with bright, vivid picture panels and speech bubbles. I love the personalities of the utensils.
How to Teach your Cat a Trick in Five Easy Steps – Nicole Winstanley
In this hilarious and clever follow-up to How to Give Your Cat a Bath, a boy, a dog and a know-it-all narrator are at the mercy of a cat who refuses to learn a trick. A perfect anchor book for your “How To” writing collection and a great gift for cat lovers!