The best picture books to make you and your kids laugh out loud

The Books I Picked & Why

Creepy Carrots!

By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown

Book cover of Creepy Carrots!

Why this book?

Jasper Rabbit couldn’t get enough carrots until they started following him home. What could be funnier than the “soft sinister tunktunktunk of carrots creeping” and “terrible carroty breathing?” Jasper sees creepy carrots everywhere…but he’s a pretty sharp rabbit. He figures out just how to save the day!  My granddaughter requests this book over and over because it’s just so much fun. She loves to “read” it with me and giggles at the hilarious artwork. 


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The Book with No Pictures

By B.J. Novak

Book cover of The Book with No Pictures

Why this book?

It’s all verbal with this one. The fonts are funny too, though. “Everything the words say, the person reading the books has to say.” Can you possibly say blork and bluurf out loud without laughing? What about ba-dooongy face or my head is made of blueberry pizza? Just try it. Fun, fun, fun!  


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The Monster at the End of This Book (Sesame Street)

By Jon Stone, Michael Smollin

Book cover of The Monster at the End of This Book (Sesame Street)

Why this book?

Okay, we all know who the monster at the end of this book really is but come on: it’s all in the journey!  Please don’t turn that page! “Maybe you do not understand. There is a monster at the end of this book!” Too funny to resist. Who doesn’t love doing the Grover voice? Just watch your little one reach for that page and enjoy the giggles.


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No, David!

By David Shannon

Book cover of No, David!

Why this book?

David Shannon first wrote and illustrated this book when he was very young. When he rewrote it as an adult, he only added a few words but the results are outrageously funny. My favorite line and illustration, “Come back here, David!” is complete with a naked behind racing down the street. Words and pictures are sure to evoke a riot of giggles.


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The Wonky Donkey

By Craig Smith, Katz Cowley

Book cover of The Wonky Donkey

Why this book?

This book is a word-play carnival. (The donkey) “was quite tall and slim and he smelled really bad. He was a stink-dinky, lanky, honkey-tonky, winky wonky donkey.”  If you can say that without laughing, you need more coffee. Your kids will love it as much as you do. Check out the sequels, too.


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