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14 Laugh-Out-Loud Picture Books for Little Kids

by Iva-Marie Palmer

Photo credit: Kiyoko Fukuda/Getty Images

The thing about our little ones is this: It feels like they can (and do) spend a lot of time crying, whining, wailing, and throwing tantrums. But another, more wonderful, thing about our little ones is: Wow, can they laugh. They are excellent at it, and it’s fairly easy to get a chuckle out of them. (Though I admit that coming up with new voices for inanimate objects can get put a lot of pressure on a person.)

Maybe the quickest way to prompt a baby’s belly laugh, a toddler’s infectious giggles, or a kindergartener’s shrieks of delight is by reading aloud a silly picture book. Even the least performative of parents can get a laugh from these picks, but throw in some silly voices and, well, you may just feel like a bonafide professional comedian.

Which books make your young reader crack up? Share your favorite laugh-worthy reads in the comments below!

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