Bestselling Humor Books for 5 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling humor books for 5 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 Going-To-Bed Book

by: Sandra Boynton
Release date: Nov 30, 1982
Number of Pages: 14
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Getting ready for sleep is tons of fun in this special anniversary edition of a Sandra Boynton classic.

The sun has set not long ago.
Now everybody goes below
to take a bath in one big tub
with soap all over—SCRUB SCRUB SCRUB!

This classic bedtime story is just right for winding down the day as a joyful, silly group of animals scrub scrub scrub in the tub, brush and brush and brush their teeth, and finally rock and rock and rock to sleep.

This anniversary edition has an enlarged trim size and metallic ink on the cover, making this Boynton classic even more special.

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Children’s Books > Humor

3. The Day the Crayons Came Home

by: Drew DaywaltOliver Jeffers
Release date: Aug 18, 2015
Number of Pages: 48
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The companion to the #1 blockbuster bestseller, The Day the Crayons Quit!

A Wall Street Journal Best Children’s Book of 2015 / A TIME Magazine Top 10 Children’s Book of 2015

“Highly anticipated (yes, even for adults)” —Entertainment Weekly

I’m not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on him; to poor Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan’s stinky socks after they both ended up in the dryer together; to Pea Green, who knows darn well that no kid likes peas and who ran away—each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box.

Look for a special glow-in-the-dark picture [Note: make sure to “charge” it under a light first].

Praise for The Day the Crayons Came Home  

Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Picture Book of 2015!

Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2015!

One of Parents Magazine‘s Ten Best Children’s Books of 2015!

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year! 

“Funnier than the creators’ original blockbuster.”–Parents Magazine

“Mr. Daywalt’s text blends with Mr. Jeffers’s illustrations to make a picture book that will have children clamoring for more crayon adventures.”—The Wall Street Journal 

“Continues its predecessor’s pleasing, goofy conceit…Once again, both Daywalt’s text and Jeffers’ illustrations are endearing.”—New York Times Book Review
 
“By telling stories from the points of view of crayons, giving voices to the small and ignored, Daywalt and Jeffers have created two books that offer plenty of charm and fun, but also make children feel deeply understood.”—The Boston Globe

* “A masterwork of humor and design . . . Sure to be as popular as The Day the Crayons Quit.”—Bookliststarred review

* “A brilliant, colorful tale that begs to be read aloud and a must-have for all collections.”—School Library Journalstarred review

* “Once again, Daywalt and Jeffers create rich emotional lives and personalities for their colorful cast, and it’s hard to imagine a reader who won’t be delighted.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Not only stands on its own merit, but may be even more colorful than the original.”—Huffington Post

“Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers once again offer perceptive and frequently hilarious insights…The Day the Crayons Came Home will have readers of all ages chuckling—and will inspire kids’ empathy and imagination in equal measure.”BookPage 

Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit

The #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenonover two years on the bestseller list!

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

Amazon’s 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year

A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013

Goodreads’ 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year 

* “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 > Humor

4. How to Babysit a Grandma

by: Jean ReaganLee Wildish
Release date: Mar 25, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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New York Times bestseller

When you babysit a grandma, if you’re lucky . . . it’s a sleepover at her house! And with the useful tips found in this book, you’re guaranteed to become an expert grandma-sitter in no time. (Be sure to check out the sections on: How to keep a grandma busy; Things to do at the park; Possible places to sleep, and what to do once you’re both snugly tucked in for the night.)

From the author-illustrator team behind the New York Times bestselling HOW TO… series comes a funny and heartwarming celebration of grandmas and grandchildren.

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

5. 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

6. Dinosaur Dance!

by: Sandra BoyntonSandra Boynton
Release date: Aug 30, 2016
Number of Pages: 16
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A brand-new board book about dancing dinosaurs from the beloved and bestselling Sandra Boynton!

ZANG! BOP!
KIDDLY POW!
The DINOSAUR DANCE
is starting NOW!

Join Boynton’s lively prehistoric bunch as they get everyone’s tails shaking for a feet-stomping good time. Whether they dance the Shimmy Shimmy Shake, the Quivery Quake, or just decide to Cha-Cha-Cha, young readers are sure to giggle along with these adorable creatures that are ready for a ROARING good time!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dinosaurs

7. How to Babysit a Grandpa

by: Jean ReaganLee Wildish
Release date: Apr 10, 2012
Number of Pages: 32
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A New York Times bestselling picture book–from the creators of the hilarious HOW TO… series–about a child spending time with his grandpa. Written in a how-to style, the narrator gives important tips for “babysitting” a grandpa, including what to eat for snack (anything dipped in ketchup, ice cream topped with cookies, cookies topped with ice cream) what to do on a walk (find lizards and dandelion puffs, be on the lookout for puddles and sprinklers), and how to play with a grandpa (build a pirate cave, put on a scary play).

Filled with humor, energy, and warmth, this is a great gift for or from a grandparent, and perfect for lap reading when Grandpa comes to visit!

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

8. Knock Knock Who’s There: My First Book Of Knock Knock Jokes

by: Tad HillsTad Hills
Release date: Jun 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 22
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Pull back the flaps and find out each hilarious punch line in this classic collection of knock-knock jokes!
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Children’s Books > Animals

9. Super Silly Mad Libs Junior

by: Roger Price
Release date: Feb 02, 2004
Number of Pages: 48
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Nobody knows silly better than we do. And with Super Silly Mad Libs Junior, younger readers are introduced to the crazy world of Mad Libs.
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Reading & Writing > Grammar

10. Hark! A Shark!: All About Sharks (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)

by: Bonnie WorthAristides RuizJoe Mathieu
Release date: Jan 08, 2013
Number of Pages: 48
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In this latest installment of the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library, the Cat introduces beginning readers to all kinds of sharks! From the smallest (the dwarf lantern) to the largest (the whale shark), the most notorius (the great white) to the most obscure (the goblin), the Cat explains why sharks have lots of teeth but no bones; how their tough skin helps them swim fast and stay clean (inspiring scientists–and bathing suit manufacturers!); how pores along the sides of their bodies help them sense prey; that they have more to fear from us than we do from them, and much, much more! Perfect for shark and Cat (in the Hat) fanciers, fans of the new PBS Kids preschool science show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! will sink their teeth into this new addition to the series!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Marine Life

11. Walter the Farting Dog

by: William KotzwinkleGlenn MurrayAudrey Colman
Release date: Nov 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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Warning: This book may cause flatulence. Walter is a fine dog, except for one small problem: he has gas. He can’t help it; it’s just the way he is. Fortunately, the kids Billy and Betty love him regardless, but Father says he’s got to go! Poor Walter, he’s going to the dog pound tomorrow. And then, in the night, burglars strike. Walter has his chance to be a hero. A children’s beloved classic, this story will have kids rolling on the floor with laughter. Adults are permitted to laugh too.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

12. The Mitten, 20th Anniversary Edition

by: Jan BrettJan Brett
Release date: Oct 05, 2009
Number of Pages: 32
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A bestselling modern classic that has been a family favorite for over 25 years.

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.

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Children’s Books > Animals

13. Llama Llama Mad at Mama

by: Anna DewdneyAnna Dewdney
Release date: Sep 06, 2007
Number of Pages: 40
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Yucky music, great big feet.

Ladies smelling way too sweet.

Look at knees and stand in line.

Llama Llama starts to whine.

Does any child like to go shopping? Not Llama Llama! But Mama can’t leave Llama at home, so off they go to Shop-O-Rama. Lots of aisles. Long lines. Mama is too busy to notice that Llama Llama is getting m-a-d! And before he knows it, he’s having a full-out tantrum! Mama quickly calms him down, but she also realizes that they need to make shopping more fun for both of them. Parents and children are sure to recognize themselves in this fun-to-read follow-up to the popular Llama Llama Red Pajama.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Mammals

14. The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party

by: Shannon HaleDean HaleLeUyen Pham
Release date: Apr 12, 2016
Number of Pages: 87
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Inconvenient monster alarms, a sparkly array of princess guests, and spot-on slapstick pacing make for a party readers will celebrate.

Today is Princess Magnolia’s birthday party, and she wants everything to be perfect. But just as her guests are arriving . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! Princess Magnolia runs to the broom closet, ditches her frilly clothes, and becomes the Princess in Black! She rushes to the goat pasture, defeats the monster, and returns to the castle before her guests discover her secret. But every time Princess Magnolia is about to open her presents, the monster alarm rings again. And every time she rushes back—an inside-out dress here, a missing shoe there—it gets harder to keep the other princesses from being suspicious. Don’t those monsters understand that now is not a good time for an attack?

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Girls & Women

15. The Wide-Mouthed Frog (A Pop-Up Book)

by: Keith FaulknerJonathan Lambert
Release date: Mar 01, 1996
Number of Pages: 16
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From the Okefenokee Swamp comes a frog with a wide mouth that he just loves to use. He’s particularly interested in the eating habits of other creatures found in the great outdoors–that is, of course, until he comes upon a big green one with lots of teeth who finds wide-mouthed frogs simply delicious.
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Children’s Books > Animals

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. But Not the Hippopotamus (Boynton on Board)

by: Sandra Boynton
Release date: Nov 30, 1982
Number of Pages: 14
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A shy hippo makes a big impact 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

18. Are You a Cow? (Boynton on Board)

by: Sandra BoyntonSandra Boynton
Release date: May 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 16
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Embrace identity with this brand-new board book from the beloved and bestselling Sandra Boynton!

Are you a COW?
Are you a DOG?
Are you a DUCK?
Are you a FROG?
     A clever chicken narrates a playful inquiry in this charming and hilarious story perfect for Boynton fans new and old. As readers answer the chicken’s questions, they’ll gain animal recognition skills as well as an important understanding: No matter who we are, it’s great to just be ourselves.
     From the author and illustrator of such bestselling classics as Moo, Baa, La La La! and A to Z, this cheerful, witty board book is sure to delight children and parents alike with Sandra Boynton’s trademark sense of humor.

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

19. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

by: Jon ScieszkaLane Smith
Release date: Mar 01, 1996
Number of Pages: 32
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You thought you knew the story of the “The Three Little Pigs”… You thought wrong.
 
In this hysterical and clever fracture fairy tale picture book that twists point of view and perspective, young readers will finally hear the other side of the story of “The Three Little Pigs.”
 
“In this humorous story, Alexander T. Wolf tells his own outlandish version of what really happens during his encounter with the three pigs…. Smith’s simplistic and wacky illustrations add to the effectiveness of this fractured fairy tale.”
Children’s Literature
 
“Older kids (and adults) will find very funny.”
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Children’s Books > Animals > Foxes & Wolves

20. Blue Hat, Green Hat (Boynton on Board)

by: Sandra Boynton
Release date: Oct 11, 1984
Number of Pages: 14
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Three earnest animals and one misguided turkey learn colors and clothes 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

21. The Happy Man and His Dump Truck (Little Golden Book)

by: Miryam
Release date: Jan 11, 2005
Number of Pages: 24
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A happy man thrills a group of farm animals when he takes them for a joy ride in his dump truck. This book is a true classic illustrated by the inimitable Tibor Gergely.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

22. The Gruffalo

by: Julia DonaldsonAxel Scheffler
Release date: Jan 27, 2005
Number of Pages: 26
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When Mouse takes a stroll through the woods, he meets a fox, an owl, and a snake who all want to eat him! So Mouse invents a gruffalo, a monster with “terrible tusks and terrible claws, terrible teeth, and terrible jaws.” But will Mouse’s frightful description be enough to scare off his foes? After all, there’s no such thing as a gruffalo . . . is there? Sturdy pages and a cozy trim make this rhyming read-aloud perfect for preschoolers. Winner of the prestigious British Smarties Prize.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels

23. Old MacDonald Had a Farm (Little Golden Book)

by: Golden BooksAnne Kennedy
Release date: Jan 08, 2013
Number of Pages: 24
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Here’s a fresh new Little Golden Book edition of the classic children’s singalong song, brought to life by a popular illustrator!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

24. Skippyjon Jones

by: Judy Schachner
Release date: Apr 07, 2005
Number of Pages: 32
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Holy guacamole! Meet the #1 New York Times bestselling Skippyjon Jones!

Skippyjon Jones is no ordinary kitten. Oh, no. . . .He’s actually El Skippito, a great sword-fighter ready to battle banditos the world over! With a little imagination and a whole lot of fun, this frisky cat dons a mask and cape and takes on a bad bumble-beeto to save the day. And along the way, he’ll be sure to steal young reader’s hearts, yes indeed-o!

My name is Skippito Friskito. 
I fear not a single bandito. 
My manners are mellow, 
I’m sweet like the Jell-O, 
I get the job done, yes indeed-o. 

*“Both feline hero and story are full of beans (more Mexican-jumping than pinto) but ay caramba, mucho fun.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Buoyant and colorful cartoon illustrations match the exuberant text perfectly.”—School Library Journal

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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

25. The Butter Battle Book: (New York Times Notable Book of the Year) (Classic Seuss)

by: Dr. Seuss
Release date: Jan 12, 1984
Number of Pages: 56
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The Butter Battle Book, Dr. Seuss’s classic cautionary tale, introduces readers to the important lesson of respecting differences. The Yooks and Zooks share a love of buttered bread, but animosity brews between the two groups because they prefer to enjoy the tasty treat differently. The timeless and topical rhyming text is an ideal way to teach young children about the issues of tolerance and respect. Whether in the home or in the classroom, The Butter Battle Book is a must-have for readers of all ages.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Difficult Discussions > Violence

26. There’s a Bear on My Chair

by: Ross CollinsRoss Collins
Release date: Aug 09, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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Poor Mouse! A bear has settled in his favorite chair, and that chair just isn’t big enough for two. Mouse tries all kinds of tactics to move pesky Bear, but nothing works. Once Mouse has gone, Bear gets up and walks home. But what’s that? Is that a mouse in Bear’s house?
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

27. Little Hockey (Little Sports)

by: Matt NapierRenné Benoit
Release date: Aug 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 20
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“Round and black–do you know its name? You need this disk to play the game.” Answer: Puck. Now even the smallest of fans can enjoy a book about their favorite sport. Rhyming riddles accompanied by colorful artwork help introduce the game’s simplest, most basic elements.
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Children’s Books > Humor > Jokes & Riddles

28. Fox in Socks: Dr. Seuss’s Book of Tongue Tanglers (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))

by: Dr. Seuss
Release date: Dec 27, 2011
Number of Pages: 24
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Dr. Seuss’s Fox in Socks has been troubling tongues—and garnering giggles—since 1965. Written specifically to be read aloud, it features a tricky fox in socks and the progressively more difficult tongue-twisting games he plays on his exasperated friend Mr. Knox. Now available for the first time in an abridged, sturdy, board book edition, this beloved classic will have babies of all ages laughing with—and at—their parents as they struggle, like Knox, to blab such blibber blubber as muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle bottle paddle battle!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Foxes & Wolves

29. What Was I Scared Of?: A Glow-in-the Dark Encounter (Classic Seuss)

by: Dr. Seuss
Release date: Aug 11, 2009
Number of Pages: 32
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Dr. Seuss in a glowing new format!

What were we waiting for? We’ve taken the classic Dr. Seuss short story What Was I Scared Of? (from The Sneetches and Other Stories), added glow-in-the-dark ink, and created the ultimate just-slightly-spooky read for slumber parties and perusal by flashlight! Perfect for Halloween, this splendidly silly story about a narrator terrorized by an empty pair of pants (which happens to be equally terrified of the narrator) works perfectly well the rest of the year, too, delivering a timeless message about fear and tolerance to boot. Scaredy-pants of all ages will quiver with delight!

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

30. The Three Ninja Pigs

by: Corey Rosen SchwartzDan Santat
Release date: Sep 27, 2012
Number of Pages: 40
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Practice makes perfect in this kick-butt fractured fairy tale.

Why does this wolf think he can come to town and blow all the houses down? These three little pigs just aren’t going to take it from that bully anymore! The first starts aikido lessons—he’ll make mincemeat out of that wolf! His brother learns a little jujitsu–he’ll chop that guy to pieces!

But when the wolf actually appears, it turs out these two pigs aren’t quite ready after all. Good thing their sister has been training every day to master some serious karate moves that save the day. KIYA!

Corey Rosen Schwartz serves up a fun combination of smart-aleck dialogue and tongue-in-cheek rhymes that’ll have kids howling, and rising star Dan Santat’s spunky illustrations are sure to pack a punch!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Foxes & Wolves

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