5 Favourite Funny Books for Kids

5 Favourite Funny Books For Kids

Are you and/or the kids looking for a laugh? Do you like to share a giggle before bed? There are so many funny books for kids out there (yeh!), but here are 5 of my current favourite funny books for kids.

Ask me again in a month and I'll likely have 5 different ones because that's how awesome kids' lit is these days (yeh again!).

1. The Cave by Rob Hodgson

Book cover of The Cave by Rob Hodgson

The Cave is about a wolf who wants a little creature to come out of its cave. He tries every trick he can think of, but when the little creature finally comes out, things don't go exactly as the wolf expected.

This picture book had me in stitches. It is funny and surprising, and the comedy is there for both children and adults, which is a tricky thing to do. And just check out the illustrations! So, so funky. 

I reviewed this one for Kids' Book Review. Click HERE to have a look!


2. You Must Bring a Hat by Simon Philip and Kate Hindley

Book cover of You Must Bring a Hat by Simon Philip

This is a cool one because the story is so fresh and new. In You Must Bring a Hat, a little boy gets an invitation to a party, but to get in, he must follow some really crazy rules.

It's over the top and silly and has the best surprise twist at the end. I find myself reaching for this one again and again!

I reviewed this one for Kids' Book Review too. Clink HERE to check it out!



3. The Catawampus Cat by Jason Carter Eaton and Gus Gordon

Book Cover of the Catawampus Cat by Jason Carter Eaton

Simple concept, hilarious result! Catawampus basically means 'positioned diagonally', so when a catawampus cat walks into town and the people realise his perspective on life is rather cool, they all want to be catawampus. 

Australian illustrator Gus Gordon is so very talented and you will see his amazing talent in this book. The illustrations are divine!

Check out a great Kids' Book Review review of The Catawampus Cat HERE.


4. Brobot by James Foley

Book cover of Brobot by James Foley

Brobot is a hilarious junior fiction graphic novel by Australian author and illustrator James Foley. The illustrations are amazingly detailed and the story is so much fun.

The story introduces Sally Tinker (or S.Tinker!) and her brother Joe. Sally is less than impressed by her baby brother, so she invents a robot brother to take his place. Of course, things don't go to plan, and the results are very entertaining.

Here's review for Brobot can be found HERE!




5. Triangle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen

Book cover for Triangle 

Last but definitely not least, Triangle proves that learning doesn't have to be dull.

Triangle is the entertaining story of a triangle who plays a trick on a square. But the square seeks revenge and goes after the triangle.

The story teaches kids about different shapes and how they differ from each other without ever actually making a comparison of them. It is so so clever, and the ending is hilarious (as well as genius!)

Find a great review of Triangle HERE.

A cave, a hat, a cat, a robot and a triangle. Who knew these things could be so funny? I hope you enjoy the laughs as much as I do!