September 2, 2018

#kidlitpicks August Round-Up: 15 Laugh-Out-Loud Picture Books

During August, I got to choose our #KidLitPicks theme, and you know what I realized? We have never made a list of our favorite funny books! I'm talking about the books we can barely read aloud because we're laughing so hard and the books with pictures so ridiculous that we can't help but giggle as we pour over the illustrations. Funny books give everyone a moment in time to be fully together, laughing about what's on the page and leaving the stress or worry of everything else behind. And they're often a good way to address serious issues that are otherwise very difficult to talk about.

Here is a list of books that make us laugh!

You know what we realized recently over at #kidlitpicks? We've never made a list of our favorite funny books! I'm talking about the books we can barely read aloud because we're laughing so hard and the books with pictures so ridiculous that we can't help but giggle as we pour over the illustrations. Funny books give everyone a moment in time to be fully together, laughing about what's on the page and leaving the stress or worry of everything else behind. And they're often a good way to address serious issues that are otherwise very difficult to talk about.

Throughout the month of August, the #KidLitPicks book club explored books that make us laugh out loud. Thanks to co-founder Mel Schuit of Let's Talk Picture Books for the theme!



The Big Bed, by Bunmi Laditan and Thomas Knight
There is no way that you can read The Big Bed without laughing out loud. If you have a toddler that takes over your bed, there may be some tears mixed in with the chuckles. LOL!” — Summer from @readingisourthing


Potato Pants!, by ​​Laurie Keller
It's great as a read aloud, but it's also great for a solo read––the text and the illustrations are equally engaging and pair very well with each other." — Mel from @spiky_penelope


100 Dogs, by Michael Whalte
This book is brilliantly illustrated with lots of hidden and humorous details!” —  Kim from @bookbairn


We Don't Eat Our Classmates, by Ryan T Higgins
This lighthearted back-to-school book is sure to be enjoyed countless times.” — Miranda from @bookbloom


The Funny Life of Pets, by James Campbell and Rob Jones
It was magic watching my daughter read this book – she kept bursting with laughter at the contents”  Carissa from @bookskidslove_


Baa Baa Smart Sheep, by Mark and Rowan Sommerset
It's a fantastic read aloud, laugh-out-loud funny and so much fun to share - particularly after your little reader has heard it once and knows how the story goes.”  Carissa from @bookskidslove_


Beware the Monster, by Michaël Escoffier
Beware the Monster is a highly energetic and interactive book that had my boys hooting with laughter, it’s became an instant favourite.”  Rossa from @curiouslittlepeople


Rodney Loses It!, by Michael Gerard Bauer
"Rodney Loses It! is a truly hysterical search for a missing pen that will resonate with little readers and adults!”  Rossa from @curiouslittlepeople


Are You My Bottom?, by Kate and Jol Temple
"With fun and funky illustrations on every spread this laugh out loud picture book is guaranteed to be a hit with all the kids”  Rossa from @curiouslittlepeople


Snail & Worm: Three Stories About Two Friends, by Tina Kügler
"We just can’t get enough of it in our house right now. Lauren from @happily.ever.elephants



The Book With No Pictures, by BJ Novak
This book is absolutely hilarious!” — Angelique from @heads.shoulders.knees


Stegothesaurus, by Bridget Heos and T. L. McBethFun and educational (vocabulary for days!), this story is a great way to introduce the concept of synonyms.” — Heather from @kidlitbookbits


No Fits, Nilson!, by Zachariah O'Hora
It’s adorably illustrated (Zachariah O’Hora is a dream!) and manages to get us all giggling at big gorilla tantrums... which is better than crying, right??” — Anna from @kidlitcrafts


Ella Kazoo Will NOT Brush Her Hair, by Lee Fox and Cathy Wilcox
With wonderfully playful language, the rhythm and rhyme will make you want to have this book on high read aloud rotation and will be sure to make you laugh at loud as you make connections to your personal struggle!” — Teri from @petitbookcorner


T Rex Time Machine, by Jared Chapman
This book has my kids laughing out loud and asking for re-reads over and over.” — Michelle from @the.book.report


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