Laughter packs a whole host of benefits! From reduced stress levels to improved sleep, those fits of giggles play a critical role in a child’s development and their general wellbeing.
So why not ‘feed two birds with one scone’ and tick the box for both reading practice and side-splitting laughter, with these top five books from Nosy Crow? Guaranteed to have your kids laughing out loud, these rib-tickling reads are in a different league!
A Monster Ate My Packed Lunch
by Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham
From Blue Peter Award winners Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham comes another adventure filled with hilarious, school-basted antics. Izzy and her friends are on a school trip to a big lake, which is exciting because they get to stay in cabins that have robes and slippers. But when they open their packed lunches, they realise there’s a monster in the lake and it’s coming for their crisps!
For ages 7 and up. Shop A Monster Ate My Packed Lunch by Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham online: https://amzn.to/35zzLZG
The Cat and the Rat and the Hat
by Em Lynas and Matt Hunt
Cat is sitting on his favourite mat, when who should come along but Rat with a very nice hat? Cat wants Rat’s hat and will stop at NOTHING to get it. With a hilarious, tongue-twister text, slapstick humour, bright neon artwork and colourful, comic characters.
For ages 3 and up. Shop The Cat and the Rat and the Hat by Em Lynas and Matt Hunt online: https://amzn.to/3zDNxbt
Wigglesbottom Primary: Dino Chick
by Pamela Butchart and Becka Moor
The students from Year Two at Wigglesbottom Primary are SURE there is something STRANGE about one of the eggs they’re looking after… A delightful series for younger readers who up will be laughing out loud as they uncover the truth – is it really a DINOSAUR egg?
For ages 5 and up. Shop Wigglesbottom Primary: Dino Chick by Pamela Butchart and Becka Moor online: https://amzn.to/3wHEFzx
This is NOT a Unicorn!
by Barry Timms and Ged Adamson
This book is NOT about a unicorn! Well . . . OK, maybe it is! But THIS unicorn has a horn that can turn into the most incredible things – a magic wand, a helicopter, even a space rocket! With wonderful wordplay and a funny and sweet friendship at its heart, this picture book will appeal to boys and girls alike.
For ages 3 and up. Shop This is NOT a Unicorn by Barry Timms and Ged Adamson online: https://amzn.to/35wAcUm
Winning an island is all very well and exciting, but now Luna and her family are faced with a whole new challenge. Her donkey has a mortal fear of beaches, her mum’s goat-yoga business is on the rocks and her brother is weirder than ever. Luna’s plan to solve her family’s problems: entering the movie-making business!
For ages 9 and up. Shop We Made a Movie by Charlotte Lo online: https://amzn.to/2TGMarS