7 Picture Books That Make Parents Laugh, Too
Storytime is always a good time, but it’s even better when parents get to giggle along. Whether it’s with clever narration, hilarious illustrations, or a delightfully humorous ending, these picture books will have adults and kids in stitches.
1. Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug
By Jonathan Stutzman, illustrated by Jay Fleck
File under: books so cute you lose complete control of your emotions. This is a sweet story about a T. Rex who wants to hug his friend but can’t because he has teeny T-Rex arms. It’s a premise you already can’t help but giggle at. But it’s Tiny T. Rex’s irresistible facial expressions and earnest efforts to give a hug that will have kids AND parents hooked.
2. T. Rex Time Machine
By Jared Chapman
What happens when two hungry dinosaurs jump into a time machine to the future? The many wonders of the modern world await: microwaves! phones! police cars! This uproarious adventure will entrance young readers and keep older readers giggling page after page.
3. Rude Cakes
By Rowboat Watkins
Who knew that cakes were so rude?! This perfect recipe of hilariously surreal pictures and text is also a great conversation starter about manners.
4. Duck! Rabbit!
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
This clever take on an age-old optical illusion is told with award-winning author Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s signature humor and reminds us that no matter what age you are, it’s all about perspective.
5. Nothing Rhymes with Orange
By Adam Rex
A Huffington Post Best Book of the Year, this laugh-out-loud story about a fruit parade getting together to sing a rhyming song about how wonderful they are—leaving Orange out—is a comical celebration of being different.
6. Professional Crocodile
By Giovanna Zoboli, illustrated by Mariachiara Di Giorigo
Mr. Crocodile loves his job. But what exactly is his job? Without using any words, this clever story told through pictures is guaranteed to have readers of any age chuckling with appreciation.
7. When Pigasso Met Mootisse
By Nina Laden
Nina Laden’s wacky illustrations complement this witty, funny, pun-ny book that introduces children to two of the world’s most extraordinary modern artists while teaching them to creatively resolve conflicts.
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