5 Books We Can't Stop Laughing About - Family Photography Kitchener
If your house is like our house, reading time is snuggle time! And when my kids see a new book, they can't wait to find out what it's about. If your kids are bookworms too, you'll know what I mean! And if they're not, it's never too late to encourage a love of reading and enjoying stories together. There's lots of research that shows that kids follow their parents' example, so pick up one of these stories that have us giggling, and share a laugh together!
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This book is so much fun for our learning reader! Cow realizes that her friend Moose disappears when his letters break free, and she's left with only her "Moo." She has no choice but to spell out some g-l-u-e so she can reattach the missing letters, and she comes up with wild and funny ways to trade letters with other words to problem-solve and get her friend back! This book is clever and fun for kids who are learning to play with letters and words, and the story is silly and smart at the same time.
This is the story of Sid, who runs into some trouble and blames his actions on his imaginary friend Kevin, only to find out that Kevin is real, and has an imaginary friend named Sid! The rhyme and poetry of this story is so pleasing to read, and the illustrations are beautiful and charming. The story encourages taking responsibility for your own actions, and enjoying the creative fun of an imaginary friend. My kids think Sid's bad choices are hilarious, but it's quite clear by the end of the book that good choices are the way to go.
One of several "would you still love me if..." books that we have, Stinky Face has become a favourite for the silly situations and the vivid illustrations it presents to readers. In this book, a little one wonders whether Mommy would still love him if he were any different than he is, and of course, the answer is yes. My kids love my exaggerated reactions to the questions in the book, making this one a favourite to read all together.
If you don't know Elephant and Piggie, this is a great place to start! They're best friends who decide to surprise each other, but their plan doesn't quite go the way they think it will. The book builds and builds until the final surprise catches both Elephant and Piggie off guard! Hilarious every time. The story is told in speech bubbles, making it a short read, but one where you need to interpret action from the illustrations. My beginning reader likes sharing this one with us, reading words that are familiar, and enjoying the mishaps on the way to the final surprise.
The only thing that's difficult about choosing a Sandra Boynton book for this list is which one to choose! With so many favourites, Sandra Boynton has the most real estate on my toddler's bookshelf by far. Blue Hat, Green Hat is a guaranteed laugh though. Poor Turkey just can't get any clothes on the right away! And when just when success seems certain, Turkey gets foiled again...oops! This one is a knee-slapper for the toddler set, and the rhythm of the story changes at just the right moments to maintain both parent and child interest. I'm pretty sure I can "read" it without looking at it, after so much repetition, but it's a pleasure to see the kids react to Turkey's mistakes every time.