Bestselling Humor Books for 3 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling humor books for 3 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. The Book with No Pictures

by: B.J. Novak
Release date: Sep 30, 2014
Number of Pages: 48
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A #1 New York Times bestseller, this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian.
You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . .
 
BLORK. Or BLUURF.
 
Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY.
 
Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)
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Children’s Books > Humor

2. The Day the Crayons Quit

by: Drew DaywaltOliver Jeffers
Release date: Jun 27, 2013
Number of Pages: 40
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The #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon!

Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun.

What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?

Kids will be imagining their own humorous conversations with crayons and coloring a blue streak after sharing laughs with Drew Daywalt and New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers. This story is perfect as a back-to-school gift, for all budding artists, for fans of humorous books such as Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Sciezka and Lane Smith, and for fans of Oliver Jeffers’ Stuck, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, Lost and Found, and This Moose Belongs to Me.

Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit

Amazon’s 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year

A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013

Goodreads’ 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year 

Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award

* “Hilarious . . . Move over, Click, Clack, Moo; we’ve got a new contender for the most successful picture-book strike.” –BCCB, starred review 

“Jeffers . . . elevates crayon drawing to remarkable heights.” –Booklist

“Fresh and funny.” –The Wall Street Journal

“This book will have children asking to have it read again and again.” –Library Media Connection

* “This colorful title should make for an uproarious storytime.” –School Library Journal, starred review 

* “These memorable personalities will leave readers glancing apprehensively at their own crayon boxes.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review 

“Utterly original.” –San Francisco Chronicle

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art

3. Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

by: Dr. Seuss
Release date: Jan 22, 1990
Number of Pages: 56
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Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life’s ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within. In a starred review, Booklist notes, “Seuss’s message is simple but never sappy: life may be a ‘Great Balancing Act,’ but through it all ‘There’s fun to be done.’” A perennial favorite and a perfect gift for anyone starting a new phase in their life!

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Dr. Seuss

4. Doggies (Boynton on Board)

by: Sandra BoyntonSandra Boynton
Release date: Oct 11, 1984
Number of Pages: 14
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Count—and bark—with a fun pack of pups in this Sandra Boynton classic.

Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thick board pages, and are sure to educate and entertain children of all ages.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

5. The Monster at the End of This Book

by: Jon StoneMichael Smollin
Release date: May 13, 2003
Number of Pages: 24
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By all accounts, this book is a favorite among toddlers and adults alike. Generations will recall their first time reading along as lovable, furry old Grover begs the reader not to turn the page . . . for a monster is at the end of the book! But, of course, the monster is none other than Grover himself.

A classic, not to be missed.

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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

6. Are You My Mother? (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))

by: P.D. Eastman
Release date: Sep 08, 1998
Number of Pages: 12
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A baby bird goes in search of his mother in this hilarious Board Book adapation of P.D. Eastman’s classic story, perfect for babies and toddlers!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

7. The Little Blue Box of Bright and Early Board Books by Dr. Seuss (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))

by: Dr. Seuss
Release date: Aug 07, 2012
Number of Pages: 24
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Hit the road reading with Dr. Seuss! Tucked inside this cute little blue box topped with a plastic handle and secured by a tuck closure are board book editions of the classic Dr. Seuss titles Hop on Pop; Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!; Ten Apples Up On Top!; and The Shape of Me and Other Stuff. Ideal for the holidays, new mothers, and happy occasions of all kinds, this is a literacy-nurturing gift that babies can literally sink their teeth into!
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Dr. Seuss

8. The Mitten

by: Jan Brett
Release date: Oct 04, 1996
Number of Pages: 32
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The bestselling modern classic, in a sturdy board book edition perfect for little hands.

When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing.

One by one, woodland animals find it and crawl in; first, a curious mole, then a rabbit, a badger and others, each one larger than the last. Finally, a big brown bear is followed in by a tiny brown mouse and what happens next makes for a wonderfully funny climax.

As the story of the animals in the mitten unfolds, the reader can see Nicki in the borders of each page, walking through the woods unaware of what is going on.

In her distinctive style, Jan Brett brings the animals to life with warmth and humor, and her illustrations are full of visual delights and details faithful to the Ukrainian tradition from which the story comes.

“Grandmother knits snow-white mittens that Nikki takes on an adventure. Readers will enjoy the charm and humor in the portrayal of the animals as they make room for each newcomer in the mitten and sprawl in the snow after the big sneeze.”
-The Horn Book

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Children’s Books > Animals

9. Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!

by: Dr. Seuss
Release date: Nov 26, 1996
Number of Pages: 24
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With Dr. Seuss as your guide, learning the alphabet is as easy as A, B, C.  
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Dr. Seuss

10. Moo Baa La La La

by: Sandra Boynton
Release date: Nov 30, 1982
Number of Pages: 14
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This raucous story about the sounds animals make—including three pigs who say “la la la!”—is just right for reading aloud.

Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thick board pages, and are sure to educate and entertain children of all ages.

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Children’s Books > Animals

11. Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You : Dr. Seuss’s Book of Wonderful Noises (Bright and Early Board Books)

by: Dr. Seuss
Release date: Nov 26, 1996
Number of Pages: 24
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Kids will love this noise-filled Bright and Early Book classic from the one and only Dr. Seuss! Mr. Brown is a sound-making wonder! He can hoo hoo like an owl and buzz buzz like a bee. It is so much fun to make noises that you hear every day, like moo and tick-tock. But stranger sounds are fun to make, too . . . like the pip of a goldfish kiss and the grum grum of a hippo chewing gum. Encouraging imaginative play while learning to read, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? will keep kids laughing (when they’re not tick-tocking).

Combining brief and funny stories, easy words, catchy rhythm, and lively illustrations, Bright and Early Books are an ideal way to introduce the joys of reading to children.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Dr. Seuss

12. The Gruffalo

by: Julia Donaldson
Release date: Mar 02, 2006
Number of Pages: 32
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A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark wood when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. The mouse is good enough to eat but smart enough to know this, so he invents . . . the gruffalo! As Mouse explains, the gruffalo is a creature with terrible claws, and terrible tusks in its terrible jaws, and knobbly knees and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of its nose. But Mouse has no worry to show. After all, there’s no such thing as a gruffalo. . . .
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Children’s Books > Animals

13. Good Night, Gorilla

by: Peggy Rathmann
Release date: Feb 21, 1996
Number of Pages: 32
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A must-have board book for all babies.

Good night, Gorilla.
Good night, Elephant.

It’s bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep. Or are they? Who’s that short, furry guy with the key in his hand and the mischievous grin?

Good night, Giraffe.
Good night, Hyena.

Sneak along behind the zookeeper’s back, and see who gets the last laugh in this riotous good-night romp.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Apes & Monkeys

14. Room on the Broom

by: Julia DonaldsonAxel Scheffler
Release date: Aug 25, 2003
Number of Pages: 32
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The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch’s hat, then her bow, and then her wand!  Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom.  But is there room on the broom for so many friends?  And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon?
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Children’s Books > Animals

15. Dr. Seuss’s Happy Birthday, Baby! (Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection)

by: Dr. SeussJan Gerardi
Release date: Jan 27, 2009
Number of Pages: 12
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Based on Happy Birthday to You!, this fun-filled interactive book has elements to touch, spin, pull, and smell—perfect for inquisitive readers. With a dazzling blue foil cover, it makes a great birthday gift—allowing babies and toddlers to celebrate the arrival of the Great Birthday Bird and their Day of Days every day of the year!
 
The Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection introduces the most beloved Dr. Seuss characters to the littlest of listeners. Based on Dr. Seuss’s signature art and rollicking rhymes, each book introduces the most popular characters of the title on which it’s based in a bold and simple format, which will engage babies and toddlers at each stage of development.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Dr. Seuss

16. Big Girl Panties

by: Fran ManushkinValeria Petrone
Release date: Sep 11, 2012
Number of Pages: 24
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Big Girl Panties! features a light, positive approach to motivate toddlers to become toilet trained. What could be more rewarding for a little girl than wearing big girl panties, just like mommy? Adult caregivers and toddlers alike will love the snappy, rhyming text and colorful, hip illustrations. Valeria Petrone’s stylized artwork ensures that this commercial yet heartwarming book will have a special place on little girls’ favorite bookshelves. Soon they’ll all be saying, “Bye, bye diapers!”
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Toilet Training

17. The Bear Ate Your Sandwich

by: Julia Sarcone-Roach
Release date: Jan 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 40
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Bear meets sandwich, adventure ensues. . . . A sly classic-in-the-making for fans of Jon Klassen, Peter Brown, and Mo Willems.
 
By now I think you know what happened to your sandwich.
But you may not know how it happened.
So let me tell you.
It all started with the bear . . .
 
So begins Julia Sarcone-Roach’s delicious tale of a bear, lost in the city, who happens upon an unattended sandwich in the park. The bear’s journey from forest to city and back home again is full of happy accidents, funny encounters, and sensory delights. The story is so engrossing, it’s not until the very end that we begin to suspect this is a TALL tale.
 
The wonderfully told story, spectacular illustrations, and surprise ending make this Julia Sarcone-Roach’s best book to date. You’ll want to share it with your friends (and keep a close eye on your lunch).

Praise for The Bear Ate Your Sandwich:

“This story is mischief-making at its finest. And just like a good sandwich, it’s hard to resist.” – Book Page

“Charming” — The Wall Street Journal

“While the bear storyline is entertaining in itself, the ending twist will equally delight kids who love to spot untruths, and a second reading for hints as to the narrator’s credibility may well be in order.” — The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Starred review

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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

18. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

by: Judy Blume
Release date: Apr 05, 2007
Number of Pages: 160
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author’s first book in her classic Fudge series!

Two is a crowd when Peter and his little brother, Fudge, are in the same room. Grown-ups think Fudge is absolutely adorable, but Peter and his pet turtle, Dribble, know the truth. From throwing temper tantrums to smearing mashed potatoes on the wall, Fudge causes mischief wherever he goes!

“As a kid, Judy Blume was my favorite author, and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing was my favorite book.”—Jeff Kinney, author of the bestselling Wimpy Kid series

Love Fudge, Peter, and Sheila? Read all these books featuring your favorite characters:
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
Superfudge

Fudge-a-Mania
Double Fudge 

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Siblings

19. I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie (Picture Puffins)

by: Alison JacksonJudy Schachner
Release date: Sep 16, 2002
Number of Pages: 32
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I know an old lady who swallowed a pie, a Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry.

And with that the feast begins! After the pie the old lady swallows a whole squash, all of the salad, and the entire turkey! As Mother and Father watch in shock, the two children are delighted to see the old lady growing fatter and fatter. And, in the end, the old lady makes a surprising and humorous contribution to the holiday festivities.

“Jackson draws on some traditional Thanksgiving foods to give a familiar rhyme new zing. Schachner’s exuberant, cartoon-style illustrations . . . catch the comedy splendidly!” —Booklist

“Schachner’s watercolor illustrations are absolutely delightful. Children will find lots to examine and enjoy in these expressive pictures, particularly the repeated appearances of the woman’s fluffy white cat.” —School Library Journal

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

20. Harry Potter Coloring Kit

by: Running Press
Release date: Apr 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 30
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Bring Harry Potter’s world to vibrant life with this collectible coloring kit. The kit includes 30 illustrated cards with detailed designs to complete, 10 colored pencils, and 2 distinct magnetic frames to display your art.
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21. ¿Eres Mi Mama? (Bright & Early Board Books(TM)) (Spanish Edition)

by: P.D. EastmanP.D. EastmanDesiree Marquez
Release date: Sep 25, 2001
Number of Pages: 24
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In this Bright and Early Board Book, a baby bird has a number of adventures while looking for its mother after falling out of its nest.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

22. Olivia

by: Ian Falconer
Release date: Oct 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 40
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Have fun with Olivia…

-dressing up
-singing songs
-building sand castles
-napping (maybe)
-dancing
-painting on walls
-and — whew! —

going to sleep at last.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Pigs

23. Richard Scarry’s Best Storybook Ever

by: Richard Scarry
Release date: Jun 08, 2000
Number of Pages: 288
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From the cheery sun on the first page, to the sleepy moon on the last, and throughout all 290 pages in between, there are stories, rhymes and fun with the one-and-only Richard Scarry. Classic tales, alphabet and counting stories, lots of new words and concepts, and visits around town, to the airport, and across the world make this essential book that will captivate even the most restless child.
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Children’s Books > Animals

24. Olivia Helps with Christmas (Classic Board Books)

by: Ian FalconerIan Falconer
Release date: Oct 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 40
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Everyone’s favorite piglet helps to make the holiday season brighter than ever in this board book edition of an Olivia favorite.

…Not a piglet was stirring. Well, maybe just one.

Christmas is coming, and Olivia is incredibly busy. She has to wait for Santa, make sure Dad sets up the tree, watch Mom make the Christmas dinner, oversee the care with which the stockings are hung, and, of course, OPEN HER PRESENTS! Whew, being helpful during the holidays is exhausting!

Lovingly told and lavishly illustrated, this board book edition of Olivia Helps with Christmas is the perfect stuffing for any stocking.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Pigs

25. There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! (Dr. Seuss’s Book of Ridiculous Rhymes)

by: Dr. Seuss
Release date: Nov 26, 1996
Number of Pages: 24
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There’s a Wocket in My Pocket is filled with bizarre creatures and rhymes: the nupboard in the cupboard, ghairs beneath the stairs, and the bofa on the sofa!  
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Dr. Seuss

26. Opposites

by: Sandra Boynton
Release date: Nov 30, 1982
Number of Pages: 16
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From heavy and light to wet and dry, opposites are full of fun in this Sandra Boynton classic.

Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thick board pages, and are sure to educate and entertain children of all ages.

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Children’s Books > Animals

27. Stuck

by: Oliver JeffersOliver Jeffers
Release date: Nov 10, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
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From the illustrator of the #1 smash The Day the Crayons Quit comes another bestseller–a giggle-inducing tale of everything tossed, thrown, and hurled in order to free a kite!

When Floyd’s kite gets stuck in a tree, he’s determined to get it out. But how? Well, by knocking it down with his shoe, of course. But strangely enough, it too gets stuck. And the only logical course of action . . . is to throw his other shoe. Only now it’s stuck! Surely there must be something he can use to get his kite unstuck. An orangutan? A boat? His front door? Yes, yes, and yes. And that’s only the beginning. Stuck is Oliver Jeffers’ most absurdly funny story since The Incredible Book-Eating Boy. Childlike in concept and vibrantly illustrated as only Oliver Jeffers could, here is a picture book worth rescuing from any tree.

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Children’s Books > Animals

28. Richard Scarry’s Funniest Storybook Ever!

by: Richard Scarry
Release date: Jan 12, 2016
Number of Pages: 64
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Richard Scarry’s classic collection of his funniest stories is back in print! All your favorite Busytown characters are back and getting up to countless silly situations. Whether it’s an out-of-control mix-up with Ma Pig’s new car, babysitters making accidental exploding fudge, sneaky mice pirates taking over Uncle Willie’s ship, or even a talking loaf of bread that baffles Humperdink the Baker and Lowly Worm, young readers will be rolling on the floor with laughter thanks to the hysterical hijinks found in this Funniest Storybook Ever! Note: Includes some stories that also appear in Richard Scarry’s Favorite Storybook Ever.

Contents:
Absentminded Mr. Rabbit
Sergeant Murphy and the Banana Thief
Speedboat Spike
Ma Pig’s New Car
Mr. Fixit
The Three Sitters
Tanglefoot
The Talking Bread
The Three Fishermen
The Accident
Please Move to the Back of the Bus
Uncle Willie and the Pirates
The Unlucky Day
Rudolf’s Airplane
Lowly Worm’s Birthday

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Children’s Books > Animals

29. Oh, Baby! Go, Baby! (Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection)

by: Seuss
Release date: Jan 12, 2010
Number of Pages: 14
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This Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection inspired by the Seuss’s celebrated classic, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, cheers babies and toddlers on as they take on life’s adventures! This fabulous interactive version filled with foil, feathers, flaps, slide tabs, and more is a perfect read for your little one on the go!
 
The Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection introduces the most beloved Dr. Seuss characters to the littlest of listeners. Based on Dr. Seuss’s signature art and rollicking rhymes, each book introduces the most popular characters of the title on which it’s based in a bold and simple format, which will engage babies and toddlers at each stage of development.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Dr. Seuss

30. I Don’t Want to Be a Frog

by: Dev PettyMike Boldt
Release date: Feb 10, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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Fans of Mo Willems’s Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and Jon Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back will love meeting this willful young frog with a serious identity crisis. Frog wants to be anything but a slimy, wet frog. A cat, perhaps. Or a rabbit. An owl? But when a hungry wolf arrives—a wolf who HATES eating frogs—our hero decides that being himself isn’t so bad after all. In this very silly story with a sly message, told in hilarious dialogue between a feisty young frog and his heard-it-all-before father, young readers will identify with little Frog’s desire to be something different, while laughing along at his stubborn yet endearing schemes to prove himself right.

* “First-time author Petty’s dialogue between a frog father and his son makes its point about accepting one’s nature with a big grin….The story might create similar gratitude in the minds of readers—or it might just make them giggle.”—Publishers WeeklySTARRED REVIEW

“A lively look at self-acceptance.”—Kirkus Reviews

“This amusing story ends with a laugh and a much more content frog.”—School Library Journal

“Silliness and deadpan humor combine into a hopping good story of being happy with who you are.”—Booklist

“…a paean to self-acceptance wrapped in snappy dialogue and illustrated with richly colored comic paintings.”Wall Street Journal

“Petty and Boldt provide just enough predictability to hook youngest readers, then deliver a delightful twist or two to create surprise and satisfaction—for both the green hero and the many fans he’ll make with this book.”—Shelf Awareness

“…this lighthearted exploration of identity will delight as a readaloud.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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Children’s Books > Animals > Frogs & Toads

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