What a funny story with fantastic illustrations! Kids will love this naughty dragon who scribbles in books, steals candy from baby unicorns, and even burps in church! The king will reward a brave knight, er, anyone, with a nice gift if only they can tame the terrible dragon. But it’s one boy who knows just what to do — lure and tame the dragon in with a STORY.
A hilarious book about a boy (maybe you know him?) who has 101 reasons he can NOT take a bath. He’s allergic to water. None of his friends have to take a bath. Aliens might attack when he’s in the bath. That’s not dirt, it’s a freckle. The kid is a genius with excuses! But you won’t believe what happens when he finally gets in the bath. Okay, you might believe it. Since you and I know this kid. NOW he won’t get out!
The Magic Words is a totally hilarious cautionary tale. when Paxton learns that you can have whatever you want if only you say the magic word, even wishing for a walrus, he says the word: ALAKAZOOMBA. And it works! Paxton is thrilled and starts wishing for his dream life — a swimming pool, a robot chef, an elephant, a helipad, a lemonade moat, anything and everything he wants. But it’s not as fun as he thought . . . Added to: Picture Books About Manners
Exuberant cartoon illustrations perfectly capture the pandemonium of Pan, the god of the wild. Hilarious adventures involving angry dragons (and an angry Zeus), the lovely Echo, Pan’s musical pipes, teaching King Midas another lesson, and lots of laughter.
There’s a Bear on My Chair by Ross Collins
Oh, the frustration of a bear who is sitting on the mouse’s chair! (And the fun of annoying a mouse!) Rhyming and silly, this is a delightful book that will crack you up.
Panda Pants by Jacqueline Davies, illustrated by Sydney Hanson
Gorgeous illustrations highlight much of this funny story (look for the snow leopard!) about a boy who really, really wants pants. He and his dad walk and talk about the pros and cons of pants. But what about that leopard?
Melissa Taylor, MA, is the creator of Imagination Soup. She's a mother, teacher, author, and freelance writer. She writes Imagination Soup and freelances for publications online and in print, including Sylvan Learning, Random House, USA Today Health, The Writer, and Scholastic Parent and Child.