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Funny Books for 2.8year old with a big sense of humour

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yawningbear Fri 05-Aug-11 07:39:38

DD has always loved being read to and I love reading to her, but for some reason, maybe just overkill, she has lost interest with the exception of Milly Molly Mandy for some reason! I really hope it is just a phase as it is one of the things that I have really enjoyed doing with her over the last couple of years. She does have a really good sense of fun and loves to laugh so I am just wondering if anyone can recommend humourous books for toddlers/pre-school? TIA

bonnieslilsister Fri 05-Aug-11 21:57:02

All the Hairy McLarey books (cant remember spelling)

WyrdMother Fri 05-Aug-11 22:03:41

Also the Slinky Malinky (also not sure of spelling) stories by the same author.

Though they drove me completely loopy my DD adored everything by Dr Seuss and they vary in complexity so you can pick what's most appropriate.

rushofbloodtothefeet Fri 05-Aug-11 22:06:27

Richard Scarry books are hilarious (and kids don't see them as outdated)

goosiegander Sat 06-Aug-11 07:19:49

Mixed Up Fairy Tales by Nick Sharratt and Don't Put Your Finger In the Jelly Nelly.

Mr Spotty's Potty - who plants flowers in a potty but doesn't realise that it's his dog who waters them!

yawningbear Mon 08-Aug-11 17:00:33

Brilliant, thanks for all the ideas, we have the Hairy Maclary's but not the others so will get ordering on Amazon and also down to the library, hopefully they will go down well with DD.

HappyAsIAm Wed 10-Aug-11 10:00:54

Aliens Love Underpants

Bedtime Bear


jenrendo Wed 10-Aug-11 10:04:07

'The mole who knew it was none of his business' is a winner with small children at school but I warn you now, it is all about animal poo. You will love it or hate it, like Marmite smile There is also a lovely book about a brussel sprout (a bit Chritmasey though) who nobody loves. Can't remember the title but got it from Amazon for friend's children last year and they loved it. Off to find a link.

MadameLupino Wed 10-Aug-11 10:06:03

Dr Xargle and the Earthlings series. It's a bit old for that age but DD was obsessed with it then and still is. She is 'getting' the jokes more as she gets older.

jenrendo Wed 10-Aug-11 10:06:58

Can't find a link but it's called 'The Smelly Sprout'. Good stocking filler wink

BertieBotts Wed 10-Aug-11 10:08:47

The Boris one with the puppet, DS loves that.

CaptainNancy Wed 10-Aug-11 10:17:37

Heheh- berties my 2.5yo was terrified of Boris! grin

Dr Seuss adored here, and Maisy, can't get enough of the little mouse...

The Donaldson/Scheffler books are humourous- currntly charlie cook is favourite, bt it seems to rotate weekly.

Also, Allen and Janet Ahlberg's Funny Bones- obsessed would be too mild a description wink

BertieBotts Wed 10-Aug-11 10:18:36

grin DS was terrified of him at 15 months but loves him now.

BertieBotts Wed 10-Aug-11 10:20:04

What voice do you use for Boris? I started off with an excellent Boris Johnson impression and then DP took over and did a man-pretending-to-be-a-woman voice and DS loved it confused

CaptainNancy Wed 10-Aug-11 14:43:52

Ah... well, erm it was being read to him by a lovely triage nurse, so maybe that's why he wasn't so fond of it? blush
I think the other 20 medical staff were putting him off concentrating... wink

CaptainNancy Wed 10-Aug-11 22:00:33

What about Paddington- he is a pretty silly bear isn't he?

dearprudence Wed 10-Aug-11 22:30:02

Pants, by Giles Andreae. We had a brilliant version with a CD of Lenny Henry singing about 6 different versions of it.

The Little Princess, Tony Ross.

I also second Slinky Malinki. I think it's really well crafted, and much better than any of the other Slinky/Hairy books.

Pigsinblankets Thu 11-Aug-11 09:39:36

Dirty Bertie - my two howl with laughter every time we read it.

yawningbear Fri 12-Aug-11 09:37:33

We have a Paddington which she does love & Slinky Malinki. Thanks for all the suggestions I have a brilliant list now, it sounds like the The Mole who knew it was none of his business, Smelly Sprout, Pants & Dirty Bertie may well go down a treat with DD whose sense of humour is base to say the least grin

acsec Fri 12-Aug-11 09:39:59

"Barry the Fish with Fingers" is fab

"Big Black Dog" is really good too

Meglet Fri 12-Aug-11 09:48:47

Bottoms up. All about nappies, pants and bottoms grin.

Wilbur, the naked mole rat. More naked animals.

There's a theme here blush.

jongleuse Sat 13-Aug-11 11:44:34

Anything by Nick Sharratt eg Nelly/Jelly, What's in the Witch's Kitchen seemed to get mine giggling. Burglar Bill and Funnybones by the Ahlbergs also faves.

scrappydappydoo Sat 13-Aug-11 12:11:16

Second aliens love underpants tis sheer brilliance dd2 laughs hysterically throughout the book.

colditz Sat 13-Aug-11 12:13:06

Slinky Malinki is a beautiful book, and so funny. My children still talk about him 'battering and tattering' things

cluckychook Wed 17-Aug-11 13:46:37

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type

Lark in the Ark

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