Top 10 Best Funny Books for Babies

Your baby will be bursting with giggles at these vibrant, funny books for babies. Featuring quirky characters and silly storylines, these laugh-out-loud books are perfect for little ones.

1. Pants

Giles Andreae & Nick Sharratt

This phenomenally funny book is a celebration of the most hilarious item of clothing... pants! Throughout the book, readers encounter lots of different animals, people and sometimes even inanimate objects all wearing different kinds of pants. With riotous rhyming text and bright illustrations, little readers will be captivated by this brilliant book, and will love choosing their favourite pair of pants!

2. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

Pam Adams

First written in 1952, this classic cumulative rhyme has enchanted generations of children. A rather silly lady swallows a succession of animals, each one to get rid of the last, but ends up with a belly full of wildlife! With vibrant illustrations, this gorgeous edition is sure to have babies giggling!

3. Baby's Very First Noisy Book

Stella Baggott

This book is guaranteed to delight babies with onomatopoeic words, bright colours and lots of funny noises! Push the buttons for the sounds of quacking ducks, tooting cars and a wailing fire engine.

4. Elmer

David McKee

The adorable patchwork elephant Elmer has been a beloved children's character for decades. This book will show youngsters that it's okay to be different and not just one of the herd! Featuring lots of fun, humour and colour, babies will adore this vibrant book.

5. Dinosaur Rhyme Time

Valentina Mendicino

Discover all of your favourite nursery rhymes in this stunning bumper book, along with a cast of cute and cuddly dinosaur friends! Enjoy classic rhymes like Oh the Grand Old Duke of York, Little Miss Muffet, The Wheels on the Bus and many more. Babies will love looking at the colourful pictures and listening to this fun selection of rhymes.

6. That's Not My Monkey

Fiona Watt

This delightful touch-and-feel board book is full of tactile surprises for babies to explore! Simple, repetitive text and a mischievous character make this a book little ones will cherish.

7. Dear Zoo

Rod Campbell

This engaging book features fun flaps to lift, guaranteed to enthral babies! Look under the flaps to find the perfect pet and uncover all sorts of exotic creatures. What will it be next - an elephant, a monkey, perhaps even a lion? With charming repetition and vibrant illustrations, this is a tried-and-tested favourite with little readers.

8. Peter Rabbit: Tickle Tickle Peter!

Beatrix Potter

This adorable book features the beloved character Peter Rabbit and lots of baby animals with touchable, tickly fur! Gentle rhyming text complements pastel illustrations in this enchanting touch-and-feel book.

9. Who's in the Loo?

Jeanne Willis & Adrian Reynolds

This dynamic, witty book is guaranteed to appeal to babies and toddlers with its bold illustrations and toilet-themed humour! There's a long queue for the loo, and two children try to imagine what could be causing the hold-up. Could it be a tiger who needed a tiddle, a wombat who wanted a widdle, or a penguin too frozen to piddle? This hilarious, rhyming book will have you and your child laughing out loud.

10. Chickens Can't See in the Dark

Kristyna Litten

Pippa is a clever and tenacious little chicken, so when Mr Benedict tells his class on Sunnyside Farm that chickens can't see in the dark, Pippa sets out to prove him wrong. She visits the farm shop and the library and then cooks up some very carroty cuisine with a wheelbarrow of carrots! The other chickens are a bit sceptical, but everything is so yummy that they gobble it all up. But what will they be able to see in the dark? This funny, quirky tale is sure to have little ones laughing.

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    Part of a very popular series that aims to help toddlers develop their language and sensory skills, That's Not My Monkey is a touchy-feely board full of bright artwork and tactile patches.

    With simple, repetitive text and a cheeky character at its heart, there is also a little white mouse for children to spot on every page. Available at a great Book People price, this is a must for any young reader you know.
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    Rod Campbell's Dear Zoo has been published in a sturdy board book format to suit very young children. The lively illustrations, simple story and engaging lift-the-flap fun guarantee the book's toddler appeal.

    With its repetition and appealing illustrations, this is bound to be a favourite choice at bedtime for toddlers from 1 and over.
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    You can't beat this picture book celebration of Pants from Giles Andreae and Nick Sharratt for sheer, madcap fun!

    With bold, beautiful illustrations and a comical rhyming text, Pants comes with trunk-loads of laughter for toddlers from 1+. Youngsters will love to choose their favourite pair!
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    Jeanne Willis has created a witty and lively picture book that is bound to appeal to toddlers and their toilet-obsessed imaginations. With brilliant illustrations from Adrian Reynolds, who is well known for his Harry and the Dinosaur books, and an energetic rhyming text, Who's in the Loo? is a lovely read for toddlers from 1+.
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    This is a bold, bright new book for babies containing beautifully designed high-contrast images that are easy for even newborn babies to focus on and a sound panel to bring the pictures to life. The words are onomatopoeic, providing easy prompts for parents to make sounds for their babies to hear, essential for their speech development along with the sound panel for added effect. The sounds include quacking ducks, tooting cars and a wailing fire engine.
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    All your favourite nursery rhymes seen as never before with a cast of cute and cuddly dinosaurs playing the leading roles! With favourite nursery rhymes including Oh the Grand Old Duke of York and Little Miss Muffet, as well as singalong classics such as the Wheels on the Bus and If You're Happy and You Know It, children will love this adorable and unique collection - rhyme time has never been such fun! Contains: Row, row, row your boat; Oh, the Grand old Duke of York; Little Miss Muffet; Jack and Jill; Doctor Foster; One, two buckle my shoe; The Wheels on the Bus; Round and round the garden; Mary, Mary; Humpty Dumpty; I'm a Little teapot; If you're happy and you know it; Lavender's blue; Ring a ring a roses; Twinkle Twinkle and Rock-a-bye Baby.
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    Thirty-six years after publication this much-loved classic is still as popular as ever. Ingenious die-cut holes bring this much-loved nursery rhyme to life, and Pam Adams's illustrations lend humour and vibrancy to the proceedings. Bouncy illustrations, innovative die cutting and popular rhymes make Books with Holes a must for every child. Available in three formats, suitable for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and the nursery or classroom.
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    Elmer the patchwork elephant is the star of this gorgeous picture book.

    David McKee's stunning illustrations give Elmer lots of toddler appeal and this is a lovely book to read to youngsters to illustrate the message that it's OK to be different and not just one of the crowd!

    Elmer offers lots of fun and laughter for readers aged 1 and over.
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    Little Pippa is no headless chicken. Quite the opposite, in fact. So when Mr Benedict tells his class on Sunnyside Farm that chickens can't see in the dark, Pippa sets out to discover the secrets of night vision. After visiting the library - and then the farm shop - Pippa takes a wheelbarrow of carrots to Mother Hen's Pantry where she cooks up the most delicious carroty banquet ever seen. She then invites her feathered friends to share it. They're all sceptical about what difference eating so many carrots will make but everything is so tasty that they soon gobble down every last mouthful. Then, on a starry, moonlit evening, the chickens discover the delights of seeing in the dark and Little Pippa's plucky determination is celebrated all night long. A quirky tale that will make you giggle and guarantee that you'll never see chickens in the same way again!
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    "Peter Rabbit Tickle! Tickle!" is a great way to make your baby giggle! Only the very softest furry fabrics have been used in this gorgeous touch and feel book, so your baby will want to stroke and tickle every baby animal again and again! Soft and gentle rhyming text complements the pastel colours of the illustrations and the contemporary style of the design.