Sharing beloved stories with your children is one of the sweetest aspects of parenting. And while many of these stories can skew toward the sentimental, it’s also worth exploring the books that are just plain funny. There are plenty of books that made you laugh as a kid that you should read to your kid today.
Hey, most humorous stories stand the test of time. And you will probably find new aspects of the works to appreciate even more as an adult, because children’s authors have been slipping in sly jokes for grown-ups long before Pixar made it cool. More importantly, reading funny books together is a super fun way to bond that will leave you both in stitches.
Chances are, most of the books on this list were old favorites of yours. After all, authors who can write in a way that entertains both kids and adults — and sometimes make them laugh out loud — are a rare breed who deserve to be celebrated and treasured. It will be even more fun for everyone if you get into character and use outrageous voices for some of the characters. Sharing a giggle fit with your kid is certainly one of the best ways to encourage reading.