Here we go… my top five favorite humorous books!
Top 5 Humor Books
“Runny Babbit is Shel Silverstein’s hilarious and New York Times-bestselling book of spoonerisms—words or phrases with letters or syllables swapped: bunny rabbit becomes Runny Babbit.
Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own.
So if you say, “Let’s bead a rook
That’s billy as can se,”
You’re talkin’ Runny Babbit talk,
Just like mim and he.”
I think we first discovered this book on a looong road trip and listened to it on audio on the way. If you’re anything like us, this book will have you in stitches!!
RUNNY AND DUNGRY
Runny Babbit, one dine fay,
Was pesting reacefully.
He said, “I squish I was a wirrel
So I could trimb a clee.”
Just then ol’ Dungry Hog showed up
With a growl and a park and a bant,
And Runny fould he could trimb clees
(Although most cabbits ran’t).
2. age recommendation: 10+
“Steve Brixton always wanted to be a detective…
until he found out he already WAS one.
It all starts here: The thrilling story of Steve Brixton’s first case. Our hero has a national treasure to recover, a criminal mastermind to unmask, and a social studies report due Monday — all while on the run from cops, thugs, and secret-agent librarians.
Since when can librarians rappel from helicopters? Does Steve have any brothers or sisters? If not, then why is this series called The Brixton Brothers? You will solve all these mysteries and many more by the time you finish The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity.
We think you’ll agree: Steve Brixton’s first adventure is his best adventure yet.”
This hilarious book was recommended to Kate during the first year of Five Fall Favorites, and has quickly become a favorite of our family’s! Steve Brixton is an average kid with a devout belief in old, unrealistic detective books and a knack for stumbling into real mysteries… aand he finds himself in tight spots when the two mix! 😉
There’s a whole series of Brixton Brothers books, but this one is definitely the best, most clever one of them all! And the whit is ace. 😀
3. age recommendations: all
I know how to write.
Why’s that a big deal?
Because… I’m a cat.”
After nearly being discovered by the scientists from Caput Laboratories and having to fake her own death, Mia has been lying low. As Christmas approaches, she gets herself temporarily adopted by College-Guy, also known as Tommy.
Something is afoot in the neighborhood, though, and when Mia is accused of leaving dead mice and birds on the neighbors’ doorstep, she’s determined to get to the bottom of it. But even the mystery isn’t what it seems.
Will Mia be able to solve the case of the Very Bad Cat? Will she be able to return home so Keith doesn’t spend Christmas all alone?”
Book 4 in a whole series of brilliant mysteries solved by a private investigator’s cat Mia, this book released YESTERDAY y’all!! It’s the only one I haven’t read yet, and I CAN’T WAIT after that terrible cliffhanger in The Case of The Cereal Robbers!!
Read this whole series, you guys– Mia’s snarky catness will make you chuckle!
4. age recommendation: 10+
“Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library.
Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route. And the stakes are very high.”
This is like a cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum, with all sorts of literary references and “rib-tickling humor” and quirky, nerdy characters! And ya know, it’s an adventure in a library, so come on!! I love it!
5. age recommendations: all
“Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a flair for the outrageous that seems to lead to one adventure after another!”
This book is a classic, yet I don’t see it talked about much. Probably because one word describes this book perfectly: weird. So so delightfully weird!! 😂😂😂 And no, I don’t identify with Pipp’s weirdness at all, nope not at all. Like y’all, I have yet to try mopping the floor by tying big horse brushes to the bottom of my shoes and skating around. I really really need to try that someday…
All the children sat looking at Pippi, who lay flat on the floor, drawing to her heart’s content. “But, Pippi,” said the teacher impaitiently, “why in the world aren’t you drawing on your paper?”
“I filled that long ago. There isn’t room enough for my whole horse on that little snip of paper.”
Ta-da!! So ends my Top 5 Humor Books list and day TWO of the Five Fall Favorites book recommendation bash! *fireworks*
Let’s Talk Books…
Which book looks most like it would make you laugh?
Have you ever read out over a creek, by a bonfire, or in a tree? I have read in trees multiple times and sat beside a creek with my book, but I have yet to bring my book to read at a bonfire. Bonfires are so dreamy just by themselves, the warm crackling flames rising into through the chilly air, that I think that would be the most dreamy thing to read by one. ❤ Wow, now I’ve got to go find myself a bonfire! 😉 ❤
This was so fun to talk humorous books! Tomorrow the subject is read-alouds so be sure to come back then to see my top five favorites. 🙂
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