Monday, February 1, 2016

Silly Children's Books

My kids LOVE being silly!  Acting silly, making others laugh, watching silly shows, and of course, READING silly books.  Here are some of our favorite silly books from over the years.  Be sure to add your silly children's books recommendations at the end so we can learn of some new ones!

 1.  Cows Can't Fly.  "Cows can't fly, but I don't care.  One day I drew some in the air!"  What kid doesn't appreciate pictures of cows flying in the air?  For years, this was MY favorite book to read to my preschoolers.

 2.  Aliens Love Underpants.  Undies are the things of instant laughter and silliness for kids.  Undies + Aliens = Gold!


 3. Dinosaurs Love Underpants.  This book uses underpants to explain the extinction of dinosaurs.  Seems plausible.


 4.  Underpants Thunderpants.  Sensing a theme yet?  Okay, this is my last underwear book suggestion.  I promise.  Underpants Thunderpants is a riot and full of fun rhymes, too!

5.  Giraffe's Can't Dance.  This book is not only silly but has a great message.  Just because you're different doesn't mean you can make a lovely dance too!  My favorite line as a Kindermusik educator is, "everything makes music if you really want it to."

6.  SkippyJon Jones.  All of them.  Skippyjon Jones incorporates some Spanish into these hilarious book as this feisty siamese cat firmly believes he's a chihuahua and goes on some crazy adventures.  My children are always quite impressed and giggly about my Spanish accent when I read these books.


 7.  Pete the Cat.  All of them again.  These creative books incorporate repetitive song bits into them.  Children appreciate being able to sing part of the book with you.  AND, you can find the tunes for the songs by searching each book title on Youtube.


 8.  Pirate Pete.  Ready to talk like a pirate and make your kids giggle?  The Pirate Pete books will do just that!  You'll probably want to take some time making a pirate eye-patch after this book so your kids can practice their pirate talk around the house.


 9.  Click Clack Moo.  Winner of the Caldecott Medal, this book is definitely a gem.  When the cows demand electric blankets for Farmer Brown, you know it's going to be hilarious!  Coupled with a repetitive phrase throughout, your children will love joining in with you to "read" the book!


 10.  Giggle Giggle Quack.  A follow-up book to Click, Clack, Moo, this book will have your kids "reading along" in no time at all!  "Watch out for Duck!  He's trouble!"


 11. The Gruffalo.  A new favorite for all of my children.  The Gruffalo has been made into a short film you can find on Amazon Prime and Netflix.  Mouse is sneaky and crafty and makes up crazy stories about a "Gruffalo" to save himself from being eaten, only to find himself at the feet of...a Gruffalo!  This silly adventure ends with mouse being the king of the forest.

I'm sure there are MANY other silly or funny children's books out there.  What are your favorites?

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