Grumpy Frog by Ed Vere

Is grumpy frog really that grumpy? Not when he’s hopping and not when he’s winning. But what happens when things aren’t how he likes them? Suddenly this frog has trouble tempering his temper! A loud, colourful and chaotic tale about an angry amphibian, that doesn’t take itself too seriously. This grumpy book is a giggle-fest from beginning to end.

There’s a Monster In Your Book by Tom Fletcher & Greg Abbott (Illustrator)

A mischievous monster has invaded the pages of this book… tilt, spin, shake and turn the pages to see the funny things that happen to the very silly monster. This is an interactive, read-aloud book with a fantastic sense of humour by bestselling author Tom Fletcher. You’ll never look at monsters with a straight face again!

Funnybones by Janet & Allan Ahlberg

“On a dark, dark hill, there was a dark, dark town. In the dark, dark town there was a dark, dark street…” A big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton break out of their cellar and go on an entertaining adventure through their town. With repetitive language and songs adding fun and laughter when the story is read aloud, this is a colourful classic children’s favourite that will tickle everyone’s funny bone.

The Bumblebear by Nadia Shireen

Norman is a normal bear who loves honey. But he’s also a cheeky bear with a cunning plan to trick the bees at Bee School - and steal all their honey! But hang on a minute, that’s not a bee… it’s a BEAR! This is a lively, amusing tale about a Bumblebear in a bee onesie. Pair with a snack of honey after reading time for a sticky treat!

Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt

Timothy Pope is on the lookout with his brand new telescope in the park. But what can he see? Look through the die-cut holes and take a peek at what Tim has spotted. Is that a shark in the park?! This interactive story full of rhymes and repetition is perfect for young children with big imaginations who also like a giggle.

The Book With No Pictures by B. J. Novak

This book with no pictures has exactly that… absolutely no pictures at all. But that doesn’t make it any less silly! The golden rule for this picture-free zone is that everything has to be said ALOUD, in ridiculous voices if you like. From BLURK to BLUUFH, GLUURR GA-WOCKO to BOO BOO BUTT, imaginary words and silly rhymes are celebrated and you’d have to be a GRUMPH-A-DOO not to be grinning from ear-to-ear by the end.

The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson & Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)

What’s taller than a tree and threatens to sting like a bee and is hiding in… rabbit’s burrow!? Try as they might, neither rabbit, bear, cat nor elephant can get the Giant Jumperee out. Good job Mama Frog is as brave as can be! A gentle story by The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson with a surprising ending, that is sure to give the giggles to little ones. And its lots of fun to read aloud if you enjoy doing silly voices!

Odd Bods by Steven Butler & Jarvis (Illustrator)

Are you an odd bod? We are too! Celebrate weird and wonderful characters in this entertainingly wacky world. A raucous rhyming story packed with alphabetical quirky characters that surprise and delight, encouraging children and parents to embrace individuality. Bonkers, bizarre and beautifully imagined through bold illustrations, this will put a smile on the face of anyone who likes being weird.

Pass it On by Sophy Henn

The fantastic follow up to Where Bear? and Pom Pom Panda Gets the Grumps is this delightfully upbeat tale about sharing happiness with those who need it. There’s a simple message at heart, to look for the joy in the little things in life and pass it on to someone else. Bright and uplifting pictures pair perfectly with the thoughtful story, offering a beautiful message that kids will enjoy passing on to their friends and family.

Bottoms Up! by Jeanne Willis & Adam Stower (Illustrator)

If animals don’t wear pants, then why should we?! A celebration of bottoms, bazoomers and everything beneath, this cheeky read imagines underwear-wearing animals in hilarious situations. Loud, proud and unapologetically entertaining, the ridiculous rhymes and brilliant illustrations are bound to give tots the giggles… and adults secretly too!

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