"A joyful heart is good medicine. . ." ~Proverbs 17:22
Reading to my kids makes me smile which in turn makes them smile. These five books have tickled our funny bones and made many smiles.
The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman has produced a gazillion giggles at my house. If you can relate to any of the following–a picky eater, a lot of kids, a house that isn’t always company clean, or a sometimes tired mom–you need to read this one! The rhythm is fun and the story is funny. Target Age: Preschool-3rd grade
Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson. It doesn’t get much funnier than this! The subtitle of this book says it all ~ "Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains. Put on your pioneer accent and share it with the entire family! Target Age: 1st grade+
A long time ago there lived over the waters,
A Duchess, a Duke and their family of daughters.
One day the duchess decides she will make
A lovely light luscious delectable cake.
This book tells the tale of the duchess’ cake creation. She adds a little too much yeast and it takes the entire kingdom to solve the rising action.
You will laugh through the entire adventure of the duchess and her cake. Target Age: Preschool-3rd grade
Impossible. Outlandish. Hilarious! Three tall tales make for a fun read aloud experience with your kids. McBroom’s Wonderful One-Acre Farm has been read and reread many times over in our home. Target Age: 2nd grade+
I know. I know. I spout all that stuff about living books to my friends. I don’t think this one falls into that category. But–don’t miss this book.
From his oversized eyeball to his tremendous tantrums, this pigeon (who doesn’t get his way) will crack you and your kids up.
Target Age: Preschool/Kindergarten
So, what books crack your kids up? Leave a comment and let me know!