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Five Stinky Socks by Jim Benton
Five Stinky Socks has been a favorite in our house for as long as I can remember. It’s fun rhyme schemes and the hilarious little story will have you and your kids laughing out loud. My boys absolutely love this book and so has every other child I’ve ever read it to. The little monster is desperate to find his five stinky socks so he can go play outside, something my boys can actually relate too. With rhymes like, “One stinky sock. I’ll tell you why it stinks. I used it to wash the dirty dishes in the kitchen sink.” it has me almost singing along as I read it aloud to my boys.
Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton
This was Mikey’s favorite book when he was about 9 months old. He loved to bob his head and clap his hands along as I read it to him. At 2 and 3, the boys still love when I read them this book, only now they dance along and “Bounce with the bunny.” and “Strut with the duck.” This book always gets lots of laughs are our house and is one of our forever favorites.
The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone
I remember loving this book as a child myself, so being able to share it with my boys just makes it that much better. The book takes you along as Grover desperately tries to keep you from turning the page because after all, there is a monster at the end of this book. Grover’s silly antics like trying to tie the pages together and building a brick wall will definitely have your child laughing with the turn of every page. The best part is the end when after all that work to keep you from turning the page, Grover discovers he is the monster at the end of the book. Silly lovable, furry old Grover.
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog By Mo Willems
I fell in love with this book when I was in high school and working at the Vero Beach Book Center Children’s Store. The simple illustrations and funny banter between Pigeon and the Duckling left me laughing out loud and I knew I had to have this book to read to my children one day, so I bought it, and now it’s one of their favorites too. They still probably don’t quite get how much this resembles our everyday life and me just wanting a some of my own damn food sometimes.
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
Did you know Dragons love tacos? They happen to love parties too. Bet there is nothing better than a TACO PARTY! Just be sure none of the dragons get ahold of any spicy salsa. Then you might have a few problems on your hands. The book is a New York Times Best Seller and for good reason. The hilarious illustrations and bright colors of the dragons make every turn of the page more fun than the last.
Knuffle Bunny By Mo Willems
Knuffle Bunny is a story about little Trixie’s adventure to the laundromat with her daddy and favorite toy Knuffle Bunny. After being a great big helper to Daddy, Trixie realizes on the way home that she is missing her precious Knuffle Bunny. But how will she ever let her daddy know since she can’t talk? The fun illustrations and the expressive Trixie bring this story to life and are bound to leave your little one laughing.
The Day the Crayons Quit By Drew Daywalt
This book begins with a little boy named Duncan, who discovers a stack of letters in place of his crayons at school. His crayons are on strike with a list of demands, some of which are hysterical. Red and Blue are tired of being overworked and are run down and poor Pink doesn’t get much use, just because she’s a “girl” color. Orange and Yellow aren’t talking anymore because they both believe they are the color of the sun. How will Duncan ever figure out how to get all his crayons to work things out and get back in their box? This book super funny, especially if your child loves to draw or color.
Press Here by Herve Tullet
This book is so much fun to read and follow the directions. Your child will have so much fun following directions and will be learning right and left and cause and effect along the way. Any book that gives my boys a chance to participate in some way is always a favorite in our house. It’s amazing what the power of imagination and interactivity can do and this book a perfect example of how just a few dots on a page can be so much more.
Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin
This book is exactly what it says it is, the diary of a worm. Interestingly enough you’ll find he’s not that different from you. Well except the fact that his head looks an awful lot like his rear end. My boys crack up every time we get to the page about not bothering Daddy when he’s eating the newspaper. They love following along with the day to day life of this little worm and his friend the spider.
Warning: Do Not Open this Book by Adam Lehrhaupt
This hilarious book tries to warn you not to open it, but of course, you do. And soon you let the monkeys out, which of course are up to no good. Every page turn of this book is full of trouble and surprise. but luckily you figure out how to set a trap at the end. This book is a fun read for all ages.