Here’s some more of our funny books for kids. If you’re looking for funny books for your kids or yourself. Or you’re wanting to write funny books, you’ll love these Taco Favourites!
Yobbos do Yoga by Phillip Gwynne and Andrew Joyner
WARNING, THIS TACOS BOOK REVIEW CONTAINS FLANNELETTE SHIRTS, AIR GUITAR AND … MULLETS!
Have you ever lived next door to Yobbos? Well, read this book and you’ll want to. And, you’ll want to sing the YOBBO SONG!
When the neighbours move out and take their yowling cat with them, a young girl is happy because her New-Age Dad can do his yoga in peace, however, peace doesn’t last long. The new neighbours have mullets, wear flannelette shirts, park their cars on the front lawn and have their friends over for parties. Dad says they’re yobbos. Yobbos! Yobbos! Yobbos! And he can’t do his salute to the sun.
MEET TUBBY, FERRET AND KING WALLY KAHUNA
When the young girl’s ball goes over the fence, she meets Ferret, Tubby and King Wally Kahuna, who turn out to be really nice people. But dad is convinced that yobbos and yoga don’t mix and he doesn’t like his new neighbours. Until, dad has some trouble starting his car and the yobbos offer to help.
This book goes to show that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Actually you can, because this book looks hilarious and it is. Perfect for ages 4 and up.
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont, 2013
NOW … LET’S DO THE YOBBO DANCE!
If you Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond
If you give this reviewer a funny book like, let’s say, ‘If you give a mouse a cookie’, chances are he’ll read it and laugh. If he reads it and laughs while drinking lemonade, chances are lemonade will spurt from his great big nose. If lemonade spurts from his great big nose, it will probably spill on the book. If he spills lemonade on the book, he’ll definitely want to wipe it up. If he wipes the book up, chances are he’ll want to keep reading it. If he keeps reading it, he’ll probably start laughing again. If he starts laughing again, he’ll want to write a review on his blog. If he writes a review on his blog, you might see it and want to go out and read the funny book. If you read ‘If you give a mouse a cookie’, chances are you’ll start laughing. If you start laughing, please put down your lemonade.
NEVER GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE
Mice are cheeky little critters who stir up all kinds of shenanigans. So, never give a mouse a cookie, not even if he asks really nicely, because that mouse will want more and more and more.
This story has been shared, loved and laughed along with since 1985 by millions of people of all ages all over the world. It’s a fun story of a boy who gives a mouse a cookie and that mouse wanting more and more and more. A story that gets kids wanting more and more and more.
IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A BOOK, HE’LL TURN INTO A SERIES
Rejected nine times before finally being picked up, this amazing book has given rise to other fun stories in what has become a series for the author, Laura Numeroff, that includes a pig, a moose, a cat and a dog, and all have been on the New York Times best sellers list.
Publishers: Harper Collins, USA, 1985
I Really Like Slop! by Mo Willems
Mo Willems is a master of including the reader in the story. He does it so well with the Pigeon books and he does it again in each and every fantastic Elephant and Piggie book.
I got to this series late, and didn’t get to read them with my son at the perfect age of around 3-6. This is a series we would have loved reading together, and laughing. So, don’t miss out with your kids. These are funny and fantastic for so many reasons. Best friends hanging out together in relatable scenarios.
Pigs really, really, really like slop. Piggy has been cooking. She’s made some awesome slop and offers her best friend Gerald some.
YIIIIKES! YOU EAT THAT?
Should it smell like that? What about all those flies?
Flies are how you know it’s ripe. Would you like to try some?
Gerald decides not to hurt his best friend’s feelings and try some. Just a little. And the result is … hilarious.
Piggie even offers a tip on how to give your slop that old shoe taste: Old shoes.
Publisher: Disney Books
Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey
I love this book for the sheer silliness. What a crack up! Brian the Piranha comes to his mates with a feast of fruits. But, the other piranhas just won’t have it. “We are meat eaters, Brian!” They say. They are not interested in grapes, bananas or pears, they eat meat. Human meat mainly – knees, feet and even bums.
The illustrations in this book really add to the humour. I love the expression on the piranhas faces when Brian shows them his plums.
Brian’s piranha mates eventually try the fruit. They demolish an entire fruit platter with real piranha gusto, which Blabey’s illustrations capture so fantastically. But, did they enjoy it?
Well, let’s just say the verdict is pretty darn funny!
Publisher: Scholastic Books, 2015
Dragos Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri
What a winning combination – dragons and tacos.
If you like your picture books spicy, you’ll get a kick out of this New York Times best-selling phenomenon.
You see, Dragons really love tacos (and who can blame them?). They love big tacos and small tacos. They love chicken tacos and beef tacos. There’s only one rule when it comes to offering one of your delicious tacos to a dragon. Make sure it’s mild!
EVER WONDER WHERE DRAGONS GET THEIR FIRE FROM?
It makes sense when you think about it – from eating spicy tacos! And, you don’t want to be around a dragon after eating one of these bad-boys. Whoa!
What ever you do, don’t give dragons’ spicy tacos. Just stick to basics: a mild salsa with tomato, lettuce and cheese and you’ll be just fine.
A FIERY PARTY
The story begins with the narrator talking to the boy in the book, which invites the reader into the pages and into the action, which heats up when the boy decides to host a taco party for a crowd of dragons. Unfortunately, the boy doesn’t read the fine print on the salsa bottle which states that the salsa contains hot chillies!
The boy tries to stop the dragons from eating, but there’s no stopping hungry dragons at a taco party! And, the result is a fiery one!
If you love dragons, you’ll love the illustrations in this book. There’s dragons in all shapes and sizes and various colours. And, all of them hungry for tacos. It’s a fun story with a good helping of silly. A big winner for me is the way the author engages the reader, it’s no wonder this book has been so popular with kids of all ages.
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2012
Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham and Paul O Zelinsky
A is for apple
B is for ball
C is for cat
D is for Moose
WAIT! STOP! MOOSE IS ON THE WRONG PAGE
Zebra is in charge of this alphabet book and has everyone lined up in order of their first letter. But Moose is too excited to wait. He wants to get in this book straight away. He gets in on the letter D, and E, H, I, J, K and L … Poor Zebra has to get Moose off the pages.
M IS FOR MOUSE
Unfortunately, when it does come up to the letter M, Moose gets overlooked for a mouse. This makes Moose furious. He throws quite a tantrum. He stomps through the pages of N, O, P and Q before Zebra gets everything back on track.
This could be a good talking point with kids because Moose doesn’t behave well. Funny, yes, but tantrums are never good. And, poor Zebra is left to pick up the pieces and find a way to finish the book.
F IS FOR FUNNY
This is an alphabet book with a difference. It tells a story, rather than just going through the letters. And, not just any story. A hilarious story from author Kelly Bingham.
Caldecott medallist, Paul O. Zelinsky works his magic with the characters in this book. His illustrations are essential to the telling of the story, but also to adding great humour throughout the book.