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Apr 23

7 Silly Picture Books to Read Aloud by Genesis Gaule

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on April 23, 2021 at 4:18 PM by Genesis Gaule

One of the joys of spending time with young children is being able to read aloud with them. My daughter loves hearing us act out the voicing of the characters, feeling the rhythm of words strung together, and hearing us try to master a tricky tongue twister. She especially enjoys stories with a humorous twist--the sillier the better!

While most are familiar with the wonderful staples of Dr. Seuss and Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggy (and Pigeon!) books, here are a few other laugh inducing selections we’ve enjoyed that just beg to be read aloud:

The Book with No Pictures
by B. J. Novak

Easy Fiction | eBook

Your youngster may think a book without pictures would be boring, but this book is anything but! That is because you must say every increasingly preposterous sentence and nonsense word printed on the page out loud. A little irreverent and irresistibly silly, this one will turn any reader into a comedian.

Read to Tiger
 by S. J. Fore; illustrated by R.W. Alley


Easy Fiction

Do you ever get annoyed when someone keeps interrupting your precious reading time? That’s exactly what this little boy goes through, except he’s being distracted by a large playful tiger behind his couch! Get your best “tiger voice” ready for this silly and heartwarming read.

Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great
by Bob Shea

Easy Fiction -- Currently a part of our Storytime kits!

Goat becomes very jealous when Unicorn moves to town. Now that everyone loves Unicorn, he feels like yesterday's news! Can the two learn to celebrate their differences or will Goat stay upset forever? Great for fans of the Pigeon books' “irritated narrator” style of humor.

The Princess and the Pony
by Kate Beaton

Easy Fiction

Princess Pinecone longs to have a horse of her own--a big, strong, warhorse--to help her compete in the battle games with the other warriors. When she finally gets one for her birthday, she doesn't quite get the horse of her dreams...

Dragons Love Tacos
by Adam Rubin; illustrated by Daniel Salmieri


Easy Fiction

Dragons love tacos--who knew? So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should absolutely serve tacos. But whatever you do, don’t feed them spicy salsa! With its conversational tone and charming illustrations, this book will make you hungry and laugh.

The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School
by Laura Murray; illustrated by Mike Lowery

Easy Fiction

We fell in love with the Gingerbread Man books with his adventures at the Firehouse and were excited to find more! With its clever rhyming and wonderful rhythm, this delightful twist on the classic gingerbread man tale is definitely a fun one to read out loud.

Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarves
by Willy Claflin; illustrated by James Stimson


Not so good at voices? This picture book will read itself from the Libby App! This “distremely” whimsical blend of three classic fairy tales is impeccably narrated from the perspective of Maynard Moose--complete with Bullwinkle-ish moose dialect--which only amplifies the silliness of this rambling yarn.