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Raindropsonrosesand Mon 28-Sep-20 10:42:27

DD has been a bit of a reluctant reader, but has gone crazy for the 13-story treehouse series. She really loves the silly humour smile And having lots of pictures helps! She can manage a bit more text, so long as it isn't too dense: eg she enjoyed Hotel Flamingo, but she did need more encouragement to read it by herself, and I'm keen to help her gain confidence by giving her books she finds easy and enjoys.

She and DH have also just finished the 3 Mr Penguin books as bedtime stories, and they are both bereft! I think it's again the silly humour that appeals.

Are there any other similar silly/funny books you can recommend? Both simple ones which she can read herself like 13 story treehouse, and more complex ones we can read to her.

Many thanks!

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CantSleepClownsWillEatMe Mon 28-Sep-20 10:48:46

Take a look at Ursula Vernons Hamster Princess series, also her Dragonbreath series. Both of mine enjoyed these a few years back. They found them very funny and iirc there were plenty of pictures.

Raindropsonrosesand Mon 28-Sep-20 13:47:59

Thanks @cantsleepclownswilleatme they look great!

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Stompythedinosaur Mon 28-Sep-20 15:43:00

Dogman, The Bad Guys and Captain Underpants are all funny.

Digestive28 Mon 28-Sep-20 15:46:38

Maybe a comic subscription - Beano or Phenoix?

ritzbiscuits Mon 28-Sep-20 15:52:21

My DS has moved from Treehouse to Tom Gates.

We also have 130 Storey Treehouse on pre order!

WhatWouldJKRDo Mon 28-Sep-20 15:54:41

The Laugh Your Socks Off series of books by Jeremy Strong are great for that age. I’m Telling You They’re Aliens, The 100 Mile An Hour Dog, My Brother’s Famous Bottom etc etc

Fivemoreminutes1 Mon 28-Sep-20 18:16:09

For her to read herself:
Anything written by Jeremy Strong
Anything written by Pamela Butchart
Toto the Ninja Cat

For a bedtime story:
David Walliams’ books
The Boy Who Grew Dragons
The Parent Agency
Charlie changes into a chicken

Raindropsonrosesand Mon 28-Sep-20 20:05:07

Thank you so much for the suggestions!

I'd heard of captain underpants, but somehow had it mixed up in my head with Aliens love underpants (!) blush and I hadn't heard of any of the others, so that's loads of great books to try. Jeremy Strong looks particularly like it will appeal. DD finds bottoms hilarious grin

Amazing idea to get a comic too - thanks @Digestive ! I've been vaguely planning to start a science one for a while, but thinking about it we already do lots of sciencey things with her since that's our background (both DH and me) whereas she would love the phoenix, and it would really be her own thing. Will suggest to grandparents for Christmas smile

Thank you all very much!

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GetRid Mon 28-Sep-20 20:08:17

Was also going to suggest Beano - exactly the right type of humour for kids

Pansypath Mon 28-Sep-20 22:51:35

Wimpy Kid

maldivemoment Tue 29-Sep-20 05:45:22

Our 2 children absolutely loved the Mr Gum series by Andy Stanton. They devoured them & have been reread several times.

stayingaliveisawayoflife Tue 29-Sep-20 05:57:11

The secret diary of pig series. They are funny but with a message too. I read them to my year 2 classes.

SummerLightning Tue 29-Sep-20 05:58:57

My two are now 10 and 11 and still read the beano and phoenix every week and have done since about that age!

They also like(d) all the books above plus:
big nate
Cleopatra in space
Mighty jack

Aroundtheworldin80moves Tue 29-Sep-20 09:49:03

Depending on reading level, they might be a bit simple, but my 7yo likes reading the Claude books to herself in bed. By Alex Smith, the Mr Penguin author.

(When I saw thread title I came on to recommend Mr Penguin!)

bootsandcats Tue 29-Sep-20 13:15:53

My 8 year old boy and 5 year old girl both love Dog Man. It's funny and also really sweet at times too - especially from book 3 onwards.

Mendingfences Tue 29-Sep-20 13:18:27

Adventure duck has had both me and ds in stitches

RightOnTheEdge Tue 29-Sep-20 13:22:59

My 8 and 9 Yr old both love Tom Gates.
Wigglesbottom Primary are really good too.

bubblebubblebubbletrouble Tue 29-Sep-20 13:33:22

Has she tried the Daisy series? I can't remember when dd1 started reading them. Dd2 is reading them now aged 6 but she is a very keen reader and if course has access to them due to being 2nd child!

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