Kids love to be entertained. In fact, they thrive on it. Whether it's a silly game, a humorous TV show, or a corny knock-knock joke, kids need an outlet that allows them to laugh out loud. In this day and age, it's all too easy to throw on a funny movie for your kids instead of sitting down and reading them a hilarious book instead. But there are a host of
books that will make kids laugh out there — literally thousands — and with all the benefits reading offers, it doesn't make sense to pass them up.
According to a Huffington Post article, reading to your kid is one of the
top ways to bond with them. Additionally, a 2013 study suggests that children who are read to anywhere from three to five times a week are six months ahead of their peers when it comes to reading and comprehension. The other benefits of reading are astounding as well, and include communication skills, logic development, and larger vocabularies, according to Kid's Health.
You don't have to read your kid
The Illiad or Shakespeare for them to reap the benefits. Start with something simple and funny, and watch as their love for reading (and laughing) grows right along with them. 1 'Stuck' by Oliver Jeffers Click Here To Buy is the story of a young boy who goes to extreme lengths to get his kite un-stuck from a tree. If both of his shoes won't do the trick, maybe an orangutan or his front door will. And that's only the beginning. Stuck 2 'Parts' by Tedd Arnold Click Here To Buy
A hilarious story of a boy who wholeheartedly believes his body is coming unglued,
Parts will have your kids laughing at the ridiculous (and totally normal) things he discovers. 3 'Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type' by Doreen Cronin Click Here To Buy
While some kids may be intrigued solely by the typewriter,
has a genuinely funny story line about Farmer Brown's cows who have an obsession with typing him little notes left all over the farmyard. Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type 4 'Shark Vs. Train' by Chris Barton Click Here To Buy
For kids who enjoy a healthy and hilarious dose of competition,
is a must-read. They'll stop at nothing until they determine who is the best at everything from burping to piano playing to pie eating. Shark vs. Train 5 'The Alphabet From A To Y With Bonus Letter Z!' by Steve Martin Click Here To Buy
Any children's book by comedian and actor Steve Martin is bound to be amazing. Add in the beautiful illustrations of
New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast and you have an instant classic. is great for teaching kids their ABC's with plenty of laughs thrown in along the way. The Alphabet From A To Y With Bonus Letter Z 6 'Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody' by Michael Rex 7 'Dinosaur Vs. The Potty' by Bob Shea 8 'Scaredy Squirrel At Night' by Melanie Watt Click Here To Buy
Part of a series of cowardly squirrel stories,
Scaredy Squirrel At Night lets your kids follow along as Scaredy takes all necessary measures to ensure that his dreams don't come true— but the possibility of having sweet dreams never occurred to him. 9 'The Monster At The End Of This Book' by Jon Stone Click Here To Buy
This classic from our own childhoods is worth carrying over for your own children.
will have kids laughing as lovable, furry old Grover does everything in his power to make sure you never make it to the end of the book. The Monster At The End Of This Book 10 'Falling For Rapunzel' by Leah Wilcox Click Here To Buy
The prince is in love with Rapunzel, but unfortunately, she's a bit hard of hearing from being so high up in her tower. She tosses everything except her hair down for him in
, a story that kids of all ages will love. Falling For Rapunzel 11 'Duck! Rabbit!' by Amy Krouse Rosenthal Click Here To Buy
An optical illusion that your kids will love,
features two invisible narrators arguing over what looks strangely like both a duck and a rabbit. Which side will your kid take? Duck! Rabbit! 12 'Bark, George' by Jules Fieffer Click Here To Buy is the story of a little dog whose responds with everything except bark. Your kids will be rolling with laughter at this sweet story of a confused puppy. Bark, George 13 'Timothy Tunny Swallowed A Bunny' by Bill Grossman 14 'The Day The Crayons Quit' by Drew Daywalt Click Here To Buy
After Duncan looks into his box of crayons, he discovers they've staged a coup and have all quit. Tan is tired of playing second fiddle to brown, and blue is exhausted from coloring so much water. Orange and yellow absolutely refuse to talk to each other. What's a young artist to do?
is as funny as it is clever. The Day The Crayons Quit 15 'If You Give A Pig A Pancake' by Laura Numeroff 16 'The Book With No Pictures' by B.J. Novak Click Here To Buy
In the words of B.J. Novak, you may think a book without pictures is "boring and serious." Except that whoever is reading the book
has to say whats written. No matter what. The hilarious string of words and songs that follows in will have your child asking to read it over and over again. The Book With No Pictures 17 'I'm Bored' By Michael Ian Black Click Here To Buy
It's the age old problem most children face, only Michael Ian Black makes it fun.
is the story of a little girl who stumbles on a potato who declares that children are boring. She sets off on a ridiculous quest to prove him wrong and discovers that maybe she wasn't so bored after all. I'm Bored What Parents Are Talking About — Delivered Straight To Your Inbox