Topic Books to Spread Some Laughter for Children EYFS & KS1

Aliens Love Underpants!

by Claire Freedman

"Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size, but there are no underpants in space, so here's a big surprise...." With vibrant illustrations a madcap, rhyming text, this is sure to enchant and amuse the whole class!

I Want My Hat Back 

by Jon Klassen

This bestselling book tells the story of a bear who's hat has gone. And he wants it back. Told completely in dialogue, this quirky, hilarious tale plays out in sly illustrations brimming with humour and winks at the reader who will be thrilled to be in on the joke.

When Grandad Was a Penguin

by Morag Hood

What do you do when your Grandad starts acting VERY much like a penguin? Boys and girls alike will love the witty, sweet and brilliantly surreal depiction of everyday settings and situations in this fish-out-of-water story with a difference.


Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

Floyd gets his kite stuck up a tree. He throws up his shoe to shift it, but that gets stuck too. So he throws up his other shoe and that gets stuck, along with… a ladder, a pot of paint, the kitchen sink, an orang-utan and a whale, amongst other things! Will Floyd ever get his kite back? A hilarious book with a wonderful surprise ending.

Bear's Big Bottom

by Steve Smallman

Bear's bottom is causing chaos... Bump! Crash! Splat! Soon Bear is in great big trouble! Can he ever make it up to his friends? A hilarious story of bottoms, bears and friends that will have children giggling at Bear's bottom-based mishaps.


Ten Fat Sausages 

by Michelle Robinson

Come on a great escape through the kitchen as we follow each sausage that decides to make a run for it. Will they succeed or will the cat, blender, plug hole or fan prove their downfall? Hilarious and merciless, this tale will have you hooting out loud.

Oi Frog! 

by Kes Grey

Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gofers sit on sofas, but Frog does not want to sit on a log! Jam-packed with animals and silliness, this original rhyming story will have young children in fits of laughter.

This Book Just Ate My Dog!

by Richard Byrne

In this wonderfully inventive book, Bella is taking her dog for a stroll across the page but halfway across, he disappears! Bella takes action and marches toward the dangerous middle of the book...only to disappear herself! The book has consumed its characters and it's down to the readers to step in to help!


Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place - a pigeon! As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate.

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Traction Man by Mini Grey

With an action outfit for every occasion, Traction Man patrols the house. Until, that is, the day that he is presented with an all-in-one knitted green romper suit by his owner's granny. Can Traction Man rediscover the action hero within or will the burden of the knitted green monstrosity be too great? A hilarious read! 

The Great Bottom Swap 

by Peter Bently

The day has arrived for the Dogs' Summer Ball. It's so high class, that each dog must remove their bottom before they are allowed inside the hall. But in the middle of all the frivolity something unexpected happens and the dogs have to make a hasty exit... with or without the correct bottom!

The Book With No Pictures

by B.J.Novak

You might think a book with no pictures seems boring. Except here's how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said aloud by the person reading. Even if the words say...BLORK or BLUURF. Or BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and MY HEAD IS MADE OF BLUEBERRY PIZZA! That's the rule. 

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You Must Bring a Hat

by Simon Philip

The only rule for attending this party is . . . you MUST bring a hat. But what if you don’t own a hat? Will bringing a monkey wearing a hat be enough? Find out in this tale that builds to a gloriously surreal and hilarious ending.


The Wonky Donkey

by Craig Smith

The Wonky Donkey has sold over one million copies worldwide. Who ever heard of a spunky hanky-panky cranky stinky-dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey? This hilarious picture book will have children - and adults - braying with laughter!

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