Fun books to share

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Sharing a book with a young child is so much fun – especially when there's humour in the story.

This selection of picture books are very funny, and many also use rhythm, rhyme and repetition to hook in the children listening. Watch out – you'll soon be word perfect!

  • Monster! Hungry! Phone!

    Author: Sean Taylor Illustrator: Fred Benaglia

    Interest level: 2-5

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  • Monster! Hungry! Phone!

    Author: Sean Taylor Illustrator: Fred Benaglia

    Interest level: 2-5

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    Brilliantly funny and full of silly catchphrases that kids will be repeating for days after listening, Monster! Hungry! Phone…

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  • My Dad is a Grizzly Bear

    Author: Swapna Haddow Illustrator: Dapo Adeola

    Interest level: 4-5

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  • My Dad is a Grizzly Bear

    Author: Swapna Haddow Illustrator: Dapo Adeola

    Interest level: 4-5

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    The dad in this book is very bearish - he loves honey, chases his little boy around while growling, and naps everywhere. And there…

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  • Oi Frog!

    Author: Kes Gray Illustrator: Jim Field

    Interest level: 3-6

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  • Oi Frog!

    Author: Kes Gray Illustrator: Jim Field

    Interest level: 3-6

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    Bright, bold, expressive illustrations add to the fun in this hilarious picture book with a knockout ending.

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  • Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry

    Author: Michelle Robinson Illustrator: Jez Tuya

    Interest level: 2-5

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  • Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry

    Author: Michelle Robinson Illustrator: Jez Tuya

    Interest level: 2-5

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    This colourful picture book features a fabulous array of vehicles, from a forklift truck to a cement mixer, all of which are drive…

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  • Bork

    Author: Rhys Kitson

    Interest level: 4-5

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  • Bork

    Author: Rhys Kitson

    Interest level: 4-5

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    In this charming picture book, one dog maintains that the right way to woof is to say “bork”. Desperate to persuade the internatio…

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  • Ready! said Rabbit

    Author: Marjoke Henrichs

    Interest level: 2-5

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  • Ready! said Rabbit

    Author: Marjoke Henrichs

    Interest level: 2-5

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    It is a lovely day so Dad and Rabbit decide to go to the park. Getting ready for a day out will be a familiar scenario for ma…

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  • Bear Moves

    Author: Ben Bailey Smith Illustrator: Sav Akyüz

    Interest level: 3-5

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  • Bear Moves

    Author: Ben Bailey Smith Illustrator: Sav Akyüz

    Interest level: 3-5

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    Ben Bailey Smith (aka “Doc Brown”) and Sav Akyüz team up again to deliver this hilariously funny sequel to I Am Bear. Its ene…

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