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Funny Picture Books for Kids

Little girl and boy reading and laughing

These picture books will have your kids laughing out loud!  Parents are guaranteed to enjoy them too.

Grumpy Monkey Party Time! by Suzanne Lang
Jim Panzee gets invited to Porcupine’s party, but is stressed out because he can’t dance! Jim’s friends give him dance lessons telling him to “strut your stuff” and “shake your butt”! Once at the party, everyone wants to dance with Jim until he shouts out that he does NOT like dancing. His friends admit that they don’t really like to dance either, but is there anything else to do at Porcupine’s party but dance?


Llama Destroys the World by Jonathan Stutzman
Llama does love his cake and lots of it! He eats so much cake that he can’t quite fit into his dancing pants, but manages to find a way. Llama dances around until his pants rip which causes a black hole to open and swallow the Earth! And on the other side of the black hole, Llama finds lots of pie! What could go wrong?


The Good Egg by Jory John
The Good Egg is a verrrrrrry good egg who goes out of his way to take care of others. Too bad he lives with a bunch of rotten eggs! The stress causes his shell to crack under the pressure of being perfect and in control. After a journey of self-discovery and self-care, he returns home a little less uptight and more “go with the flow”.


Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
Everyone loves tacos, especially dragons! They love every type of taco there is, but don’t feed them spicy salsa if you’re planning a taco party. An entertaining book about dragons and tacos – what could be more fun than that?


Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watkins
This cake is downright rude! Rude cakes never says please or thank you, cuts in line, never shares, never says “I’m sorry”, and certainly doesn’t listen to its parents. After a Cyclops mistakes Rude Cakes for a hat, he starts to reconsider his bad behavior. This is an imaginative, funny book about manners and how to treat others.


Chopsticks by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Chopsticks have been best friends forever! In fact, their friends can’t remember a time when they were ever apart. But when one chopstick is injured and needs to recover, he encourages his friend to go out and experience new things without him. This is a delightful story of friendship and learning to be independent.