The best way to keep kids reading is to keep them entertained. Humour books might not be your every night bedtime book, but once in a while they are a great way to lighten the mood and get some silly in the air. Here are some great picks for tickling the littlest funny bones in the house.
From Amazon: "Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source."
A great can-do story and a great read for budding science fanatics.
From Amazon: "Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water."
No one wants to live in a beige world. (Sorry, beige.)
From Amazon: "You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . . BLORK. Or BLUURF."
This is a fun read for beginning learners to because sounding out words has never been this fun!
From Amazon: Valentine doesn't understand why his mum thinks farting is such a big deal, especially when she feeds him healthy fruits and vegetables that make him gassy. After all, everyone farts, don't they? But when the Queen arrives for tea, he'll make a startling discovery about his mum and get a resounding answer to a very important question: Does the Queen fart?"
From Amazon: "This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child's confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens. This is a story for anyone, at any age, who's ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, too difficult."
Funny and smart - it's a winning combo for a date or partner, and it's a winning combo for a children's book, too.
From Amazon: "Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa."
Dragons and tacos. It's sounds pretty much like an amazing party, but you'll have to see what happens when hot salsa gets involved.
From Amazon: "Giraffes Can't Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it's harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend."
Funny in spots and poignant overall, this book is a winner and will definitely be on the weekly cycle bedtime reading list.