Five fabulously funny books chosen by Stephen Mangan
Published on: 28 September 2022
What's the last book that made you laugh out loud? Actor and author of The Fart That Changed the World, Stephen Mangan shares five of his favourite hilarious stories...
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
A favourite funny book since I was cast as the Mock Turtle in our school play! I still enjoy the odd, funny, upside-down world and eccentric and slightly frightening characters.
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
A wickedly funny picture book for all generations with beautifully mysterious illustrations. The story sneaks up on the reader until the hilariously shocking reveal at the end.
The Vicar of Nibbleswicke by Roald Dahl
A subversive lesser-known Roald Dahl story crammed with wicked wordplay about a man’s misbehaving mouth – originally written for the benefit of the Dyslexia Institute.
Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce
A heart-warming and funny story about art, adventure and a boy from a tiny Welsh town who discovers a huge mystery that changes his life – inspired by a true story!
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
A brilliantly bonkers book of stories from the pupils and teachers of a thirty-store-high school full of strange happenings and outrageous characters.
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