Librarian’s Corner: Funny Books for Kids, Part 2

by Kristen Remenar on January 14, 2014

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If winter weather still has you down, check out more silly samplings of funny books – warm smiles and giggles guaranteed!

For the youngest readers:This-moose-belongs-to-me

This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers (Philomel, 2012)  The play of the words and pictures is fantastic. Wilfred finds a moose and decides it is his. “He began following Marcel, explaining the rules of how to be a good pet.” This doesn’t work like Wilfred expects. “He generally ignored Rule 7: going whichever way Wilfred wants to go” is paired with a picture of Wilfred pushing a stubborn Marcel from behind.

For the transitional readers:

The Big Bad Wolf Goes on Vacation by Delphine Perret (Sterling, 2012)  When Louis, Grandpa, and Bernard stop for lunch on their way to the ocean, Bernard has to pretend to be a dog. (He doesn’t want people to know he’s the Big Bad Wolf.) Louis isn’t sure Bernard can pull off the dog act and suggests he stay in the car while Louis and Grandpa go into the restaurant. “I am wounded by your lack of trust,” Bernard says. Fans of Calvin & Hobbes will appreciate the sly humor.

For the older readers:HeroGuide6

The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy with illustrations by Todd Harris (Walden Pond Press, 2012) All those “Prince Charming” guys from the fairy tales are not who you think they are, nor are the princesses. This refreshing deconstruction of some classic stories is full of adventure, mishap, and unexpected humor.

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