Funny books

From bottoms and pants to kung-fu pandas and monsters, there is a story for every child in this great list of funny books that will have you and your child rolling about with laughter.


For a selection of new funny reads, take a look at this year's Roald Dahl Funny Prize shortlisted books.

  • Funnybones


    Allan Ahlberg

    A classic journey down the dark, dark street in search of fun!

    Read about Funnybones
  • Pants


    Giles Andreae

    This book is fun, fun, fun!

    Read about Pants
  • A Visitor for Bear

    A Visitor for Bear

    Bonny Becker

    Bear likes to be on his own until a mouse turns up and teaches him that sharing experiences is far better than being on your own

    Read about A Visitor for Bear
  • The Great Sheep Shenanigans

    The Great Sheep Shenanigans

    Peter Bently

    A hilarious romp from the award-winning creators of The Great Dog Bottom Swap, that will have you rolling in laughter

    Read about The Great Sheep Shenanigans
  • Wriggle and Roar!

    Wriggle and Roar!

    Julia Donaldson

    This book includes some lively new rhymes to enjoy.

    Read about Wriggle and Roar!
  • Penguin


    Polly Dunbar

    This is an award-winning book about friendship and communication.

    Read about Penguin
  • Thank You for Looking After Our Pets

    Thank You for Looking After Our...

    Tim Hopgood

    A hilarious story about looking after some unusual pets including Cuddles the Crocodile, Elsie and Edna the Elephants, and Orlando the Octopus

    Read about Thank You for Looking After Our Pets
  • Dogs Don't Do Ballet

    Dogs Don't Do Ballet

    Anna Kemp

    Everyone knows that dogs don’t do ballet, except for one little girl in Miss Polly’s ballet class

    Read about Dogs Don't Do Ballet
  • The Worst Princess

    The Worst Princess

    Anna Kemp

    With a rhyming text by Anna Kemp and delightfully humorous illustrations by Sara Ogilvie, this entertaining picture book offers a refreshingly tongue-in-cheek spin on the conventional fairy tale princess.

    Read about The Worst Princess
  • Go Wild with ... Noises

    Go Wild with ... Noises

    Neal Layton

    Growl like a bear and squawk like a parrot in this colourful and fun introduction to animal noises

    Read about Go Wild with ... Noises
  • Mr Pusskins Opposites

    Mr Pusskins Opposites

    Sam Lloyd

    You'll find plenty to laugh at as Mr Pusskins teaches you about opposites.

    Read about Mr Pusskins Opposites
  • The Baby That Roared

    The Baby That Roared

    Simon Puttock

    When Mr and Mrs Deer find a bundle on the doorstep, they are delighted. But the new baby won't stop roaring... so they have to call on friends and family to help

    Read about The Baby That Roared
  • Moo-Cow, Kung-Fu-Cow

    Moo-Cow, Kung-Fu-Cow

    Nick Sharratt

    Pull the tabs and lift the flaps – who will be your favourite Moo-Cow?

    Read about Moo-Cow, Kung-Fu-Cow
  • Chick


    Ed Vere

    This is a stunning popup book with bright clear pages.

    Read about Chick
  • Bedtime for Monsters

    Bedtime for Monsters

    Ed Vere

    A clever, funny bedtime book about monsters that will have children diving under the covers

    Read about Bedtime for Monsters
  • Sing a Song of Bottoms!

    Sing a Song of Bottoms!

    Jeanne Willis

    Young children will love the rhyming text which rejoices in the diversity of bottoms!

    Read about Sing a Song of Bottoms!