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Published on September 22nd, 2014 | by Bright Kids Books


The books that will have you and your toddler laughing out loud!

One of the great joys of reading to kids is discovering the imaginative, thoughtful and surprisingly funny books that are available. And is there anything more enjoyable than hearing to your toddler laughing?

These kids books engage and amuse both children and adults equally. And while some of the titles in this selection may be ever-so-slightly too advanced for a toddler… there’s no harm having them in your bookshelf ready for action.

So here are the books that will have you and your toddler laughing out loud.

Press Here
by Herve Tullet

Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next! Toddlers and adults alike will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size! This unique picture book about the power of imagination and interactivity will provide read-aloud fun for all ages!


Bark, George
by Jules Feiffer

When George’s mother tells her son to bark, he meows. She patiently explains that “Cats go meow. Dogs go arf. Now, bark, George.” But he quacks! Then oinks. Then moos. Becoming less patient and more exasperated, George’s mom takes him to the vet, who reaches deep down inside the errant pup, and, much to everyone’s surprise, pulls out a cat! Then a duck, a pig, and finally a cow. George is cured, and barks at last. However, there is one last twist to come! Smart, fun and deceptively simple. Sure to have you and your toddler laughing out loud!


Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus
by Mo Willems

When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place – a pigeon! But you’ve never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate. While this book is arguably more suitable for slightly older children (2 yrs+)… you’ll enjoy reading it so much that it’s worth introducing into your repertoire as soon as you can! This will have you and your toddler laughing from the very first page.


Duck! Rabbit!
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

From the author of Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink comes a clever take on the age-old optical illusion: is it a duck or a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it. Readers will find more than just Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s signature sense of humor here. This is a smart, simple story that will make readers of all ages eager to take a side, Duck! Rabbit! makes it easy to agree on at least one thing: let’s read it again!


The Piggy in the Puddle
by James Marshall

See the piggy,
See the puddle,
See the muddy little puddle.
See the piggy in the middle
Of the muddy little puddle.

And so begins this rollicking story-in-verse about a determined young pig who absolutely refuses to leave her mud puddle – much to the dismay of her family! Charlotte Pomerantz’s tongue-twisting nonsense verse – made even more exuberantly hilarious by James Marshall’s illustrations – is sure to delight and engage both toddlers and adults.

And the final book that will have you and your toddler laughing out loud is a genuine classic!

The Monster at the End of This Book
by Jon Stone

Generations will recall their first time reading along as lovable, furry old Grover begs the reader not to turn the page . . . for a monster is at the end of the book! But, of course, the monster is none other than Grover himself. This book is funny, playful and the surprise at the end never fails to entertain the little ones… again, and again, and again.


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