Laughter is a magical super power for your reader! But to get those giggles you need the right books. Here's eight that had our littles ones in stitches—many of them seen in our personalized book boxes!
by Stephen Shaskan
Pizza y Taco's dialogue is rib tickling funny! It's great to act out this story with your little ones and really go for it with the ridiculousness of some of the plot points. We also learned about the importance of voting and used it to vote for dinner (pizza won!).
by Elise Gravel
Worms! These oft misunderstood (and little written about) creatures are super important for our planet, so the next time you see one, try to be nice!
Part of the funny, uniquely styled, slyly educational nonfiction Disgusting Critters series by award winning author and illustrator, Elise Grave.
by Megan Lacera
Mo the zombie loves veggies, but his parents only want him to eat healthy zombie foods. So, Mo goes on a quest to convince his parents to "give peas a chance."
Kids can enjoy this book for the silly, gross, slightly spooky monster fun, while also getting valuable lessons on inclusivity, daring to be different, and accepting people for who they are.
One of our absolute favorite books about love and acceptance (and gross zombie food!). There's even a wonderful video of Jane the Virgin actor, Jaime Camil, reading it in Spanish and English!
by José Carlos Andrés
The residents of Villa Pesadilla are having a hard time. They’ll just be minding their business when all of a sudden the local ghost will come around and terrify them, yelling “¡Soy el fantasma de las bragas rotas!” The townsfolk decide to send their bravest, strongest, cleverest neighbors to deal with the ghost, but each of them ends up running away in horror. Is there anyone who can fix things for el fantasma with the smelly old underwear?
by José Carlos Andrés
Ozzy the Ostrich and her friends were trotting across the plain. They came across three lions that wanted to eat them. What did the ostriches do to save themselves and defend what's theirs?
Kids love laughing and counting along in this hilarious read-aloud.
by Aaron Blabey
A funny, heartwarming picture book that reminds us that we all need hugs. We had a lot of fun with this book thinking about how painful it would be to hug the adorable but spiny porcupine. The final illustration is sure to get some giggles!
by Olga de Dios
Buscar is an all-around favorite for different reasons in our family: my partner, who is monolingual, enjoys it because the repetitive and fairly simple dialogue gives him a chance to practice conversational Spanish; I really enjoy the creative, bizarre illustrations and the very funny punchline which had all of us howling; and my kiddo loves the Where’s Waldo-like picture hunt you can play throughout the book.
by Chris Haughton
Simón is a dog with all the best intentions, and his owner, Alfonso, has all the best hopes that Simón will be a well-behaved dog when he leaves him alone for the day. But it’s so hard to be a good dog when there are cats to chase and flowers to dig up!
Chris Haughton’s fetchingly funny story and vibrant, retro illustrations are sure to lure dog lovers of all ages—and anyone who has ever met a temptation too good to resist.
PS - If you're looking for more hilarious books in Spanish, try one of our book boxes and give your reader a monthly dose of awesome libros from Latin America, Spain, & diverse voices across the US!
Karina Batchelor is a proud Latinx mama from Miami, la ciudad magica. She's a longtime educator, writer, and creative who holds multiple degrees in varied areas of study. Her qualifications have seen her excel across the US and the UK in various sectors of the education and theatre industry. You can often find her with a cafecito in hand at the nearest library, her homeschooling cooperative, or at the theatre, where she works as a professional dramaturg.