Just For Fun

9 Hilarious Parodies of Classic Picture Books

by Iva-Marie Palmer

The essence of a good parody is familiarity. Just ask parody songwriter extraordinaire Weird Al Yankovich why he chooses only the top pop songs for his comical riffs. Beyond Billboard hits and blockbuster movies, another arena that’s ripe for spoofing is the children’s book realm. Whether you read them as a kid, or read them on repeat to kids, these beloved picture books and characters can rest assured they’ve reached pinnacle popularity: They wouldn’t have been parodied otherwise! Here are some of the funniest send-ups out there for kids and adults.