We all need a laugh these days, right? Here are some books that hit us right in the funny bone…
Who Wet My Pants? by Bob Shea, illus. by Zachariah O’Hora
“A gloriously silly whodunnit! Bob Shea is a master storyteller and I am obsessed with Zachariah O’Hora’s illustrations, which fill the pages to the brim with bold detail and color that somehow make this story even funnier.” – Eugenia
A Horse Named Steve by Kelly Collier
This tale about a horse named Steve who just wants to be *exceptional*– that means special!– comes highly recommended by Natasha, who loves reading this at BookPeople storytime!
The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak
Another recommendation from Eugenia (and from many, many BP booksellers!), this classic never fails to get kids rolling on the floor or begging for more! Who can resist the words: BOO. BOO. BUTT?! The answer is: no one.
Encyclopedia of Grannies by Eric Veillé
“Filled with commonly asked questions, such as, ‘Do you ever find grannies inside pumpkins?’ this encyclopedia aims to expose the wide range of granny behavior in the wild. These grannies ‘do whatever they like with their hair. And quite right.’ They enjoy more activities than you might know existed (raking salt in salt flats!). And in a small house inside each granny lives ‘that same granny when she was a little girl,’ which offers an evocative nod to the idea that our elders have lived whole lives that we can glimpse pieces of but never truly know. Delightful and odd, we love this quirky ode to grannies everywhere!” – Meghan
Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise by David Ezra Stein
The long awaited sequel to a picture book classic comes beloved by Merrilee, who calls Elephant of Surprise an “uproariously silly story-twisting romp”! Trust us, Merrilee knows funny.
Dragon Was Terrible by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Greg Pizzoli
“The dragon in this tale is a villain, a bully, a bad guy, a rogue. To sum it up in a word, he’s TERRIBLE — or more accurately, he WAS terrible until a sly knight found a way to bring him around. Pitch-perfect comedic timing makes this hilarious read-aloud a guaranteed hit for the storytime crowd.” – Meghan
How to Walk An Ant by Cindy Derby
“How to Walk An Ant is such a wonderfully bizarre picture book! The illustrations and language will charm the most confident storytellers, making this book an ideal read aloud for kids who love all things strange and funny. As I was reading this book, it reminded me of the weirdly specific thoughts and ideas I had as a child, and I believe will resonate with many. My favorite line of the book involves a funeral and ice-cream… yup.” – Eugenia
Wee Hee Hee by Wee Society
A book of puns paired with beautiful, bold illustrations, an ideal gift for the young aspiring comic… or for a laugh-filled bedtime read with the whole family!