Books on: Funny Books

Books that simply make children smile, giggle or guffaw. They say that laughter is the best medicine...

Good Little Wolf
Author: Nadia Shireen
Illustrator: Nadia Shireen
How this book may help: Although predominantly an entertaining story, this quirky picture book also explores the idea of being true to oneself and defying stereotypes. It reinforces the message that you don't need to 'go with the crowd' if the crowd's actions are not wise.
Rolf is a good little wolf who likes gentle activities like baking, helping his friends and being... read more

Tags: behaviour, being different, bullying, helping, politeness

The Great Dog Bottom Swap
Author: Peter Bently
Illustrator: Mei Matsuoka
Why do dogs sniff each other’s bottoms when they meet? Here is the answer to that... read more

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Dogs Don't Do Ballet
Author: Anna Kemp
Illustrator: Sara Ogilvie
Everyone knows that dogs don’t do ballet, except for one little girl in Miss Polly’s ballet... read more

Tags: persistence, prejudice

Angelica Sprocket's Pockets
Author: Quentin Blake
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Angelica Sprocket’s coat is a delight to the senses! It is bright pink which provides a wonderful... read more

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Dog Loves Books
Author: Louise Yates
Illustrator: Louise Yates
Bibliophile Dog loves books so much he decides to open a bookshop. After much unwrapping and... read more

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The Nanny Goat's Kid
Author: Jeanne Willis
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Nanny Goat longs to have a kid of her own but when she discovers she can’t, bravely decides to... read more

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The Scariest Monster in the World
Author: Lee Weatherly
Illustrator: A Craig Hall
A very scary monster with wild and weird fur and grubby, un-brushed teeth spends his time... read more

Tags: monsters

One Smart Fish
Author: Christopher Wormell
Illustrator: Christopher Wormell
This is the story of how one exceptionally smart fish left the sea and helped to create... read more

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One Fluffy Baa-Lamb, Ten Hairy Caterpillars
Author: Nick Sharratt
Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
This fun, bold picture book contains flaps to lift and pop-up elements. Count from one to ten with... read more

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The Perfect Baby
Author: Tony Bradman
Illustrator: Holly Swain
How this book may help: It may help an older sibling cope with the bringing home of a new baby.
When baby William was brought home from hospital he was not quite what his big sister Lucy was... read more

Tags: sibling, new baby, jealousy, family, brother, sister

I Don't Like Gloria
Author: Kaye Umansky
Illustrator: Margaret Chamberlain
How this book may help: Jealousy and rivalry amongst siblings and young children
Colin the dog is not pleased - no-one has asked him if it's O.K. for Gloria the cat to come and... read more

Tags: cat, dog, jealousy, sibling

Elephant Wellyphant
Author: Nick Sharratt
Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
Publisher's summary: "Pull the tabs and lift the flaps - this book is full of surprises to make you giggle. Who'll be..." read more

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Morris the Mankiest Monster
Author: Giles Andreae
Illustrator: Sarah McIntyre
Publisher's summary: ""It’s years since he last changed his t-shirt, It’s crusty and crawling with ants, His shoes..." read more

Tags: hygiene, washing

Emily Brown and the Thing
Author: Cressida Cowell
Illustrator: Neal Layton
Publisher's summary: "In this warm-hearted and witty take on a classic theme - being scared of the dark - Emily and..." read more

Tags: anxiety, comfort object, fear of the dark, monsters

The Cow That Laid an Egg
Author: Andy Cutbill
Illustrator: Russell Ayto
How this book may help: A great choice to cheer up a child going through difficult times - they will probably be giggling out loud by the end of the book! There's also an underlying theme of acceptance, and may even strike a chord with adopted children.
Publisher's summary: "A madcap, yet moving, story about having the courage of one’s convictions, even when others doubt..." read more

Tags: adoption, foster, love, prejudice

Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy
Author: Michael Rosen
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
How this book may help: Poetry Book full of hilarious poems with lots about family life and some covering issues such as bedtime, teeth brushing and much much more.
Publisher's summary: "Michael's brilliantly conversational poetry is fantastically matched by Quentin Blake's loopy yet..." read more

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