My kids’ most favorite books are the funny picture books. And while I appreciate many types of picture books, I have to admit, that funny picture books are the most fun to read aloud.
It is so gratifying to read aloud a funny picture book that has everyone listening dissolving in giggles. I will never get tired of hearing my kids belly laugh over a funny picture book!
These 12 Funny Picture Books are the kind of books that inspire a lot of laughter. They’re also really fun to read aloud over and over again.
If your kids are getting antsy cooped up in doors this winter, these are the books to check out from the library and read aloud together.
Really Funny Picture Books to Read Aloud
Escargot is the most adorable little French snail and he wants to be your favorite animal. He knows it’s a long shot – who picks a snail to be their favorite animal? – but he’s going to spend the whole book trying to convince you. This is especially fun to read aloud with a French accent (no matter how terrible).
I love reading this book aloud (and in my best black and white private detective voice). 6 has a problem and he heads to a private detective to help him figure it out (think Maltese Falcon). 6 knows 7 is always after him and now with 9 missing (7 ate 9?!), 6 is getting worried.
Haven’t you always thought a pig parade would be so fun? Well, you’d be wrong.
Four friends are creeping through the woods with a plan to capture a bird. But the best laid plans . . .
My kids love this one so much that we’ve read it about 500 times. No joke. Luckily it’s really fun to read.
Papa Chicken is trying to read little chicken a bed time story, but little chicken just can’t stop interrupting! (We got the newest book, Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise for Christmas and it’s just as funny.)
Yellow bird has a button that he claims is good for nothing, but Red Bird and Blue Bird press it and insist it does in fact do something, not nothing. It’s hilarious!
Lou Pine the wolf is confident he can trick those dumb sheep and sneak away with a tasty lamb snack. But, that’s not exactly how it goes. One of my very favorite read alouds.
Nothing can scare Darth Vader, right? But maybe . . .
And you don’t need to be a Star Wars fan to appreciate this one, but knowing how to do a good Darth Vader voice will definitely make this more fun to read.
A hungry fox, a plump goose, and a little quartet of chicks who know that combination is not a good idea. This clever book is guaranteed to make you laugh!
I never get tired of this book! Priscilla the princess and Pigmella the pig are switched at birth and every page of this story is fantastic.
This book says it’s about counting monkeys, but where are the monkeys to count? Mac Barnett is always a picture book genius and this is no exception.
Floyd’s kite gets stuck in a tree but when he tries to get it out by knocking it down with his shoe, that gets stuck too. The story only gets sticker from there.