Top 10 Best Funny Books for 5-year-olds

Kids will be laughing out loud at these hilarious books, which are filled with silly stories and comical characters! Discover all the best funny books for 5-year-olds in the list below.

1. My Brother's Famous Bottom Series

Jeremy Strong

This side-splitting series of seven silly stories begins when twins Cheese and Tomato are born. When they audition for a nappy advert, Cheese's bottom is unintentionally broadcast on the news - and what follows is a national tour full of fun and chaos! Discover this and many more hilarious tales in this seriously funny series.

2. The Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss

The vibrant stories of Dr. Seuss have entertained children for generations, and with good reason: they're bright, fun and completely crazy! Featuring all the best-loved stories such as The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Green Eggs and Ham, kids will adore these quirky stories and lively illustrations, which are sure to inspire a lifelong love of reading.

3. Horrid Henry Series

Francesca Simon

Discover Francesca Simon's famous stories about mischievous little scamp Henry, who's always getting into trouble! These hilarious tales follow Henry as he gets into all sorts of scrapes and has to deal with his impeccably-behaved little brother, Perfect Peter, and his arch-nemesis, Moody Margaret.

4. The Diary of a Killer Cat

Anne Fine

This hilarious and beautifully-illustrated story is all about a ferocious feline called Tuffy. Ellie is horrified when Tuffy drags a dead bird into the house, followed by a dead mouse! But Tuffy's simply doing what comes naturally. However, he'll need to change his ways if he doesn't want to end up in even more trouble... Written from the killer cat's point of view, this gripping story is simply paw-some.

5. The Worst Witch

Jill Murphy

Generations of young readers have been left spellbound by the magical mishaps of Mildred Hubble! Despite being one of the clumsiest children around, she joins Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches - but constantly gets her spells wrong and crashes her broomstick. It only gets worse when she makes an enemy of Ethel, the snobby and vindictive teacher's pet. Hilarious, hectic, and easily readable, this first book in the sensational Worst Witch series is a must-read for any young reader.

6. Don't Cook Cinderella

Francesca Simon

It's just an ordinary day at Mother Goose's Academy. Miss Good Fairy is teaching the Three Little Pigs, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood to read and write, whilst Miss Bad Fairy is inciting the Ugly Sisters, Big Bad Wolf, Troll, Wicked Stepmother, Wicked Witch and Jealous Queen to gobble them all up! The result is sure to be chaos! This fast-paced, funny story is guaranteed to enthral young booklovers.

7. Revolting Rhymes

Roald Dahl

In this riotous read, Roald Dahl dispenses with happily ever afters and opts for more horrible endings as he retells six famous fairy-tales. Cinderella chooses not to marry the prince when he reveals a surprisingly cruel streak. Snow White befriends seven jockeys who are compulsive gamblers, and Goldilocks proves to be a real thug! This hilarious collection will have readers in stitches.

8. My Very First Joke Book

Kaye Umansky

Find all the funniest and best jokes in this brilliant joke book, packed with over 60 jokes and rhymes, each with a fantastically funny illustration! The perfect book for playground comedians.

9. Michael Rosen's Book of Nonsense

Michael Rosen

Discover Michael Rosen's incredibly clever and comical nonsense verse in this hugely imaginative poetry book that will have kids hooked! Children will love unravelling the meanings of the nonsense words and creating their own nonsense poetry. With humour, rhyme, repetition and wordplay, the poetry covers plenty of exciting topics, from football to dinosaurs and more.

10. The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog

Jeremy Strong

Trevor's mum offers Trevor thirty pounds to walk Streaker the dog every day during the Easter holidays. This sounds very generous, but Streaker the dog can outrun a torpedo, so this job will certainly be no walk in the park! But Trevor agrees to the deal, not realising that this won't be the only problem during the holidays... This barking mad story is sure to have kids yelping with laughter!

  • RVY2 5 years +
    Roald Dahl
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    Roald Dahl dispenses with the usual happily ever after endings in the retelling of six famous fairy tales in Revolting Rhymes.

    Cinderella decides not to marry her prince when he reveals a surprisingly callous streak, Snow White befriends seven jockeys who are compulsive gamblers and Goldilocks proves to be a real hoodlum!

    This hilarious collection will have readers aged five and above in stitches. Colour illustrations throughout.
  • The Wonderful World of Dr Seuss Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9780007823505 - Dr. Seuss
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    The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Horton Hears a Who... Dr. Seuss' creations are timeless and here you can read all of the stories starring this zany cast of characters for one unbelievable Book People price.

    With books full of crazy rhymes and weird and wonderful characters , this collection even contains some Dr. Seuss books you may not be familiar with just yet - making it all the more fun to read!

    Wild, wacky and energetic, you'll love reading these books almost as much as your children will enjoy listening to you read them. With 20 little hardbacks displayed in a box, this collection will inspire a lifelong love of quirky reads in your children.

    Please note each book size is 160 x 115mm
  • Jeremy Strong: My Brother's Famous Bottom Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780141376158 - Jeremy Strong
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    Children will be laughing their socks off as they work their way through the books featured in the hilarious My Brother's Famous Bottom series from Jeremy Strong.

    With seven books of silliness to enjoy, we reckon you might be laughing at these just as much as the kids. It all starts when the twins Cheese and Tomato are born and Nicholas' family decide they need to make more money. Dad has a brainwave - nappies! When the twins audition for a nappy advert, Cheese's bottom is accidentally broadcast on the news... what follows is a national tour and chaos involving giant babies and goats on motorbikes!

    After this, things get crazier still. The whole family head off on a camping trip; the eggs they're hatching for the school's Easter fair are going missing; and Nicholas' bottom might just save Christmas...
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    Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon offers a thoroughly subversive twist on favourite fairy tale characters in Don't Cook Cinderella: A School Story with a Difference.

    It's just an ordinary day at Mother Goose's Academy. There's Miss Good Fairy teaching the Three Little Pigs, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood to read and write - while Miss Bad Fairy is inciting the Ugly Sisters, the Big Bad Wolf, Troll, Wicked Stepmother, Wicked Witch and Jealous Queen to gobble them all up. The result? Chaos!

    Witty, fast-paced and anarchic, this is a complete story with ten short chapters ('C.A.T. Spells Dog', 'What Troll Learned', 'Snakes and Snails for Lunch') that take us through the school day.

    Originally published as Big Class, Little Class, this freshly illustrated reissue brings Francesca Simon and Tony Ross together again in a wonderful romp that Horrid Henry fans will revel in.
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    Jeremy Strong
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    The Hundred-mile-an-hour Dog is a Red House Children's Book Award winner and a popular choice for keen young readers.

    It's the Easter holidays and Trevor's mum bribes him to walk Streaker the dog every day. Thirty pounds is a big bribe but Streaker can out-accelerate a torpedo, so this is not a doddle of a job. Trevor finally agrees to the deal, little realising that this won't be the only problem of the holidays...

    Yelps of laughter abound in Jeremy Strong's hilarious book for readers aged 5+!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    Michael Rosen
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    In the best tradition of nonsense verse, here are poems to make everyone smile and laugh out loud. Children will delight in unraveling the meanings of the words and in creating their own nonsense verse. Containing all the ingredients of Michael Rosen's poetry - humour, rhyme, repetition and wordplay. Covering all sorts of topics from football to Little Mary Anne who's made of elastic, to dinosaurs.
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    Anne Fine
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    Simply told, beautifully illustrated and with a gripping plot, Carnegie Medal winner Anne Fine's story of a ferocious feline is a satisfying read to stretch a beginner reader.

    Ellie is horrified when her cat Tuffy drags in a dead bird, and even more so when he follows that with a dead mouse. Tuffy's just doing what comes naturally, but he'll need to change his ways or he'll end up in even more trouble.

    Written from Tuffy's point of view, The Diary of a Killer Cat is funny, gripping and purr-fect.
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    Jill Murphy
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    The Worst Witch managed to keep entire generations of young readers spellbound and now your child can read where it all began with this book, the first in the series.

    Written and illustrated by Jill Murphy, the book tells the story of how Mildred Hubble became a trainee at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, despite being one of the most clumsy children around - constantly getting her spells wrong and crashing her broomstick... Things get even worse when she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her worst enemy. Funny, chaotic and easily readable, this is a great first chapter book for young readers!
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    Kaye Umansky
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    My Very First Joke Book is full of the very funniest and best jokes! This is an excellent introduction to jokes and joke-telling. Over 60 jokes and rhymes, each with their own hilarious illustration - perfect for playground comedians. There are 'Knock, knock!' jokes, 'Doctor, doctor' jokes, monster jokes, and plain daft jokes. There are silly rhymes, crazy crossbreeds and a whole library of joke titles. Each one is in a large easy-to-read typeface and has its own humorous illustration to make it even funnier! Kaye Umansky is best known as the creator of Pongwiffy (Puffin) - hugely popular with children because of the irreverent humour. Kaye's trademark humour is evident in all her books and she is well qualified to write a joke book for very young children.
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    A special 20th anniversary edition of the first ever Horrid Henry book in which Henry tries to be perfect for one day, learns to dance, argues with his arch enemy Moody Margaret and goes on holiday. With a double die-cut cover and brand new extra material including the top twenty questions from Horrid Henry fans and readers about the world's favourite naughty boy - Has Horrid Henry got a girlfriend? What's the worst thing Perfect Peter has ever done? Were Horrid Henry's mum and dad ever naughty? Look out for the answers! Horrid Henry is a prize-winning 20-million-copy-selling series, illustrated by Tony Ross, who also illustrates David Walliams' children's books, and his own picture books.