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A Listmania! list by Bibliophilic "R. Klempner" (L.A.)
The list author says: "These books are guaranteed fun for you and your kids. Particularly good on cranky or sick days. Many of the books I included are just the best by that author, with other books by them also worthwhile."
Minerva Louise (Picture Puffins)
1.  Minerva Louise (Picture Puffins) by Janet Morgan Stoeke
The list author says:
  "This is the first in a series of books about a feather-brained hen and her misperceptions of the human world. Imagine Rose from the Golden Girls as a hen, with a little Amelia Bedelia thrown in. Totally giggle-worthy. The kids feel proud of themselves because they better that the hen. Best with children 3-7 years old."
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Bedtime for Mommy
2.  Bedtime for Mommy by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
The list author says:
  "I love all of Amy Krouse Rosenthal's books, but this is the one that I think is the funniest. My kids love this book's role-reversal premise. Also excellent by the same author: Yes Day, the trio of Little Oink/Little Pea/Little Hoot, Spoon, and It's Not Fair."
$13.02   Used & New from: $0.07
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Pigsty - Audio
3.  Pigsty - Audio by Mark Teague
The list author says:
  "A truly hilarious adventure into sloppiness, with inspiration for your kids to clean up their own "sty"---maybe."
$8.95   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Beautiful Yetta: The Yiddish Chicken
4.  Beautiful Yetta: The Yiddish Chicken by Daniel Pinkwater
The list author says:
  "This book, about Yiddish-speaking chicken lost in the city and her friends, Spanish-speaking parrots, is really, really whacked out."
$12.67   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Bunny Party (Max and Ruby)
5.  Bunny Party (Max and Ruby) by Rosemary Wells
The list author says:
  "Kids 2-6 love Max and Ruby's misadventures. This book is only one of a hilarious series by Rosemary Wells. Max is a toddler with a talent for mischief and Ruby is his uptight sister."
$6.97   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
6.  The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Lane Smith
The list author says:
  "Lane Smith is a strange and wacky man...and this book is evidence. He frequently teams up with John Sczieska and they are big advocates for literacy for boys."
$6.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (371 customer reviews)

Millie's Marvellous Hat
7.  Millie's Marvellous Hat by Satoshi Kitamura
The list author says:
  "You can't go wrong with Satoshi Kitamura books. Each one is wacky, well-written, and fantastically illustrated. Try also his Comic Adventures of Boots, Pablo the Artist, and pretty much anything by him."
$12.81   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

The Complete Adventures of Curious George: 70th Anniversary Edition
8.  The Complete Adventures of Curious George: 70th Anniversary Edition by Margret Rey
The list author says:
  "Any Curious George book will make your kids snicker and giggle."
$16.57   Used & New from: $9.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (329 customer reviews)

Julius, the Baby of the World
9.  Julius, the Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes
The list author says:
  "All Kevin Henkes books are treasures, but the ones starring Lily are the best. She makes a wacky and wonderful heroine."
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

Blue Hat, Green Hat (Boynton on Board)
10.  Blue Hat, Green Hat (Boynton on Board) by Sandra Boynton
The list author says:
  "This is actually a board book, not a picture book, but WHATEVER! It's just plain hilarious. All Sandra Boynton's books are wonderful, but this, The Belly-Button Book, What's Wrong Little Pookie, and But Not the Hippopotamus, are my kids' favorites."
$3.30   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (265 customer reviews)

Chato's Kitchen
11.  Chato's Kitchen by Gary Soto
The list author says:
  "Gary Soto's homeboy cat gets an unexpected surprise when he invites some neighbors over for dinner. Very funny."
$7.54   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct
12.  Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems
The list author says:
  "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and Knuffle Bunny get all the props, but this book by Mo Willems is my personal favorite. (And my kids just love saying, "Reginald von Hoobie-Doobie," too.)"
$13.90   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Whistle For Willie (Live Oak Readalong)
13.  Whistle For Willie (Live Oak Readalong) by Ezra Jack Keats
The list author says:
  "I love Ezra Jack Keats. My favorite scene here is when our hero impersonates his dad. My kids laugh every time."
$19.95   Used & New from: $10.85
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Officer Buckle & Gloria (Caldecott Medal Book)
14.  Officer Buckle & Gloria (Caldecott Medal Book) by Peggy Rathmann
The list author says:
  "You have to watch the details in the illustrations to catch a lot of the humor, but this is funny stuff."
$14.42   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)

Yummy Yucky (Leslie Patricelli board books)
15.  Yummy Yucky (Leslie Patricelli board books) by Leslie Patricelli
The list author says:
  "More board-book hilarity. Leslie Patricelli's toddler-sized view of the world always charms."
$6.23   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)

There's Nothing to Do on Mars
16.  There's Nothing to Do on Mars by Chris Gall
The list author says:
  "This is one of those books you've got to look at the illustrations to see the contrast with the words for humor."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Cowlick! (Deluxe Golden Book)
17.  Cowlick! (Deluxe Golden Book) by Christin Ditchfield
The list author says:
  "A very short book, explaining bad hair days. Very silly."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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The Napping House
18.  The Napping House by Audrey Wood
The list author says:
  "A classic. Great for a rainy day. Look closely at the illustrations. Also great by the same author: Silly Sally and Piggies."
$21.94   Used & New from: $5.55
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (343 customer reviews)

Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type (Caldecott Honor Book)
19.  Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type (Caldecott Honor Book) by Doreen Cronin
The list author says:
  "Just too funny. Cows teach themselves to type...then organize a union and blackmail the farmer. A classic that always enchants."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (387 customer reviews)

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Blueberries for Sal
20.  Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
The list author says:
  "Sal's misadventures are both funny and suspenseful as she goes berry-picking with her mother. All my students and children expected Sal to be eaten by Mama Bear the first time they read it."
Used & New from: $3.64
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)

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Bedtime for Frances (Trophy Picture Books)
21.  Bedtime for Frances (Trophy Picture Books) by Russell Hoban
The list author says:
  "This is just one of a slew of hilarious adventures with Frances, a badger, by Russell Hoban. Frances uses all the tried-and-true tactics of the preschooler who avoids bedtime."
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

Arthur's Eyes: Book & CD (Arthur Adventures)
22.  Arthur's Eyes: Book & CD (Arthur Adventures) by Marc Brown
The list author says:
  "This and Arthur's Nose come from the time when Arthur still looked like an aardvark and was much, much funnier. The copy described here looks to be a reprint with updated illustrations...if possible, stick to the old edition."
$9.24   Used & New from: $6.27
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Bearobics (Picture Puffins)
23.  Bearobics (Picture Puffins) by Emily Bolam
The list author says:
  "A very silly rap to sing to your youngest children."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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The Wolves in the Walls
24.  The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "Darkly funny, but a little scary for the smallest readers."
$6.91   Used & New from: $2.18
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

Shmutzy Girl (Matzah Ball Books)
25.  Shmutzy Girl (Matzah Ball Books) by Anne-Marie Baila Asner
The list author says:
  "Anne-Marie Asner's books teach Yiddish...and are a hoot, too!"
$6.95   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale (Michael Di Capua Books)
26.  It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale (Michael Di Capua Books) by Margot Zemach
The list author says:
  "A classic Yiddish folktale that's just too over-the-top for words."
$7.61   Used & New from: $2.28
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
27.  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
The list author says:
  "Because other people's bad days can be funny, even if your own isn't."
$11.96   Used & New from: $6.77
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (652 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
28.  Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
The list author says:
  "Another over-the-top classic."
$14.21   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (391 customer reviews)

There's a Nightmare in My Closet
29.  There's a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer
The list author says:
  "Mercer Mayer books are often funny, and I think this is the funniest."
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)

I Stink!
30.  I Stink! by Kate McMullan
The list author says:
  "Kate McMullan's book are both yucky and silly...in a good way. A particular favorite with boys."
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)

The Monster at the End of this Book (Sesame Street) (Big Little Golden Book)
31.  The Monster at the End of this Book (Sesame Street) (Big Little Golden Book) by Jon Stone
The list author says:
  "I don't usually approve of TV tie-ins, but this one is so funny, I can't say no."
$8.89   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (889 customer reviews)

Little Roo and the Big Wilde World
32.  Little Roo and the Big Wilde World by Guido van Genechten
The list author says:
  "We actually have this book in Hebrew, but it's available in English and Spanish, as well. It's about a baby kangaroo who just wants to be shlepped about in mom's pocket all day, and, boy, do mom's identify with the mother in the story."
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Storytown: Library Book Stry 08 Grade 2 Duck On A Bike
33.  Storytown: Library Book Stry 08 Grade 2 Duck On A Bike by David Shannon
The list author says:
  "More farmyard hilarity. My kids also enjoy other books by David Shannon, particularly Good Boy, Fergus!, A Bad Case Of Stripes, and the book he illustrated with Melinda Long, Pirates Don't Change Diapers."
$9.68   Used & New from: $4.69
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

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