Funny Children's Books that will Make You Laugh
Smiles, laughter, and humor are the foundations of happiness, and happiness is one of the most important states of mind in a person’s life. Although children are usually much happier than adults, sometimes it’s good to show them activities that encourage more laughter and fun times.
One of the activities where they’ll find this fun and humor we’re talking about is reading, as the first and most important goal of children’s literature is to amuse and entertain. For this reason, we decided to share a few children’s books that will make you laugh.
Long live laughter and humor!
Funny children’s books that will make you laugh
Manolito (In English: Four-Eyes)
One of the funniest families of one of the poorest neighborhoods of Madrid was introduced to the public 25 years ago. Elvira Lindo, author of this fantastic book collection, didn’t know how successful it’d be.
The protagonist and narrator of these great and funny stories is Manolito, an eight-year-old that, through the pages of the different books, tells stories of his everyday life and the lives of his family and friends.
Recommended for children aged nine and older, these are some of the best funny children’s books that will make you laugh. Also, they serve as tools for those who don’t like reading, as they’re very easy to understand. Thanks to their success, there are currently eight books in the collection, plus two movies and a television series.
The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business
Eschatological themes are one of children’s favorites due to the moments of laughter and fun, and even more so if history is narrated by a cute animal. One day, when Little Mole came out of its burrow, “a brown thing” fell on its head. Very angry, it starts asking all the animals he finds if they were the ones who left their business on its head. But all the animals say no.
Will Little Mole discover the truth? This is one of the most amusing children’s books that will make children and adults alike laugh. In this regard, we recommend the pop-up edition. The movement of the character and “the business in its head” will make you laugh out loud.
Captain Underpants, one of the funny children’s books
Recommended for children aged seven and up. This is one of the funniest books that stars George, Harold, and, of course, Captain Underpants, a superhero who both friends created from some comics and by hypnotizing their school’s principal.
These characters became so popular that, currently, the series includes 12 books and 10 spin-offs. Also, the first of the films starring the funniest superhero of all time came to the big screen in 2017. A fantastic collection of books that will make children want to read more without even realizing it due to how fun the stories are.
No he hecho los deberes porque… (In English: I haven’t Done My Homework Because…)
We’ve all made up an excuse to explain to our teacher why we didn’t do our homework at least once. And these reasons are contained in this fun book that will delight children. These reasons are totally out of the ordinary, as they’re very crazy and fun.
Although the text has a very important role in the book, the illustrations are an essential part due to their grandeur and their details worthy of admiration.
Hay una vaca en la nevera (In English: There’s a cow in the fridge)
Can you imagine waking up one morning and finding a cow in the fridge? Well, that’s exactly what happens to the characters in this funny story!
The problem is that this isn’t the first animal to trespass in this house. This book also helps children understand common sayings, such as having “butterflies in my stomach.”
The illustrations are fun and have many details you’ll be able to observe as a family. Also, it’ll help children establish the differences between the kitchen in the story and the kitchen of their house. This is a funny children’s book that will make you laugh and help your child discover new words.
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- Lindo, E. (1994). Manolito Gafotas. Seix Barral.
- Holzwarth, W. (2015). El topo que quería saber quién se había hecho aquello en su cabeza. Beascoa.
- Pilkey, D. (2015). Las aventuras del Capitán Calzoncillos. SM.
- Cali, D. (2014). No he hecho los deberes porque… Nubeocho.
- Cia, A. (2014). Hay una vaca en la nevera. Beascoa.