Top Five Funny Stories for Children

“Laughter is an instant vacation.” – Milton Berle

There are hundreds, if not thousands of funny stories for children in the world today. With each being written and illustrated to make us laugh until it hurts, we thought it would be best to cut through the clutter and share five of our favorites with you. So let the laughter loose and start enjoying these funny stories tonight!

Here are our top five funny stories for children

5. It’s Raining Pigs & Noodles

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It’s Raining Pigs & Noodles
by Jack Prelutsky is guaranteed to bring with it a storm of side-splitting laughter. This book bucks the trend of traditional poetry, with more than 100 hilarious poems that come complete with amusing illustration

Many of the diverse poems in this book include concepts that kids can relate to, as well the eccentric, like “I’m Building a Bridge of Bananas”, in which the title explains it all. This book is a perfect to enjoy on any day, at any time – sure to provide hours of entertainment.

4. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

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Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
is an interactive funny story for children in which a bus driver asks (you) the audience to please “Watch things for him until he gets back and…Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!”. Of course, the pigeon has other plans in mind, as he tries in every way (as children often do) to be allowed to drive the bus.

Mo Willems is the mastermind behind the Caldecott Honor “Don’t Let the Pigeon” series. His humorous sense of personality and appealing illustrations resonates perfectly with kids, and makes you think about if he ever left childhood himself.

This is one of the funny stories for kids that would make a great read aloud, but avoid reading it at bedtime – your child will be too keyed up to sleep afterward!

3. A boy, a Dog, and a Frog

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A boy, a Dog, and a Frog by Mercer Mayer is a wordless book that tells an enticing story of friendship. The boy is helped by his dog to capture a frog, but the story takes a surprising and joyous turn as the boy and dog end up actually befriending the frog!

The true joy in this book comes from the storytelling itself. It can be “read” by the parent, as well as the child to help them become active story tellers at a young age.

2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Sara Jeff Kinney is the perfect book for reluctant readers. Follow Greg Heffley, the underachieving, self-centered and selfish kid who does outrageous things to unsuspecting victims that most kids think about, but could never really do themselves. Children will laugh at the foul references made in this book, such as stinky cheese and many other unmentionables.

This book can be read by younger children, but focuses on middle school and the problems like bullying, popularity, and friendship that are usually faced by kids that age.

1. Clementine

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Clementine
by Sara Pennypacker tells the hilarious story of Clementine, a third grader who while has good intentions, finds her way into endless mistakes that often get her into plenty of trouble.

In her defense, Clementine claims that she is only taking action on the “great ideas” that come to mind, like giving her brother a variety of vegetable nicknames and giving her kittens names that are based on objects found in the bathroom.

The delivery of this funny story for kids through a first person perspective lets readers see things from Clementine’s point of view, which will have both children and adults laughing from the onset to the ending.

Have you or your children read these funny stories?  Let us know your favorites in the comments below!

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