My Top 5 Favorite Humor Books

Welcome to this lovely Tuesday y’all! Today I get to talk about books that make me laugh. I just love that. XD I love laughing.
Humor is such a great invention, and books with humor in them are like combining cookies and chocolate- two great things, even greater together! πŸ˜› (yes, i might be a little tired… don’t mind me. πŸ˜€ )

See Rebekah’s orientation for today’s festivities here.

Here we go… my top five favorite humorous books!

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Top 5 Humor Books

stories that make me laugh

1. age recommendation: all

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Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook, by Shel Silverstein

“Runny BabbitΒ is Shel Silverstein’s hilarious andΒ New York Times-bestselling book of spoonerismsβ€”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 heΒ couldΒ trimb clees
(Although most cabbits ran’t).


2. age recommendation: 10+

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Brixton Brothers: The Case of the Case of the Mistaken Identity, by Mac Barnett

“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 finishΒ 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! πŸ˜‰

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. πŸ˜€


3. age recommendations: all

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The Kitten Files (series), by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick

“I’m Mia.
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!

“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

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Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgren

“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!!Β πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Β 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 myΒ Top 5 Humor Books list and day TWO of the Five Fall Favorites book recommendation bash! *fireworks*

(Btw– Who else thinks we should all gang up to prank the hosts, Rebekah and Kate, somehow or decorate their “virtual cars” with weird things or something on the last day? πŸ˜› )

Let’s Talk Books…

Which book looks most like it would makeΒ youΒ laugh?

Have you ever read out over a creek, by a bonfire, or in a tree?Β 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! πŸ˜‰ ❀

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. πŸ™‚

And don’t forget toΒ enter the giveaway for a chance to win the basket of BOOKS! There are a ton of entry options, so be gone with you and have fun!

~Anna

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42 thoughts on “My Top 5 Favorite Humor Books

  1. Fun!!!! The “Case of the Very Bad Cat” was so much fun! Loved that one! πŸ˜€ I love reading funny books … although I can’t think of any other than Perry’s cat series! πŸ˜›

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        1. Gaah, I shall get Kitten 4 on my phone so I can read it in the car or something!! All my younger siblings beta read it a while ago, and I’m slowly getting more and more spoilers by accident! *covers ears*
          Haha right?! I love the way those two interact… it’s so funny. XD

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  2. I read Pippi Longstocking a while ago, and I know that it was funny, but I can’t remember exactly how much I laughed. I think it was just one of those weird books that I had no opinion of. πŸ˜›

    CutePolarBear

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    1. Haha That’s great!! I can’t remember it very well either, and it definitely needs to be a re-read for me soon!
      I just might agree with Pippi’s wild sock choice… I either go around barefoot or wearing whatever random socks I can find! πŸ˜› *hides* Random question, do you like socks? I know some people loathe them, and I am not sure yet which camp I fall into… they’re cozy but can be annoying too. heehee πŸ˜‰

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      1. I’d never wear mismatching socks, but I wear socks when my feet are cold. πŸ˜‰ I go barefoot for as long as possible (i.e., I intend to walk around the house and outside barefoot for many more days until the weather turns cold), but I have a lot of socks that I like to wear. The problem is that the more I wear a pair of socks, the faster I wear holes in them. And I’m sad when my favorite socks have holes. 😦 πŸ˜›

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        1. lol That’s great. XD So you’re kinda in-between the two camp too. In my state it’s just another reason to love autumn because the weather finally gets cool enough to be able to stand wearing socks. πŸ˜›
          Aw poor thing… I had a pair of navy blue, wool knee-highs once that I totally wore through the heels of and that was sad. haha I think Pippi likes her red sock most, considering it has a hole in the knee. πŸ˜‰

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  3. Pippi Longstocking!!! I loved her back in 4th grade! I even did a book report on her. πŸ˜€
    And now I have five new books to add to my tbr list. *rubs hands evilly*

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    1. A book report on Pippi Longstocking??!! That is beyond great and hilarious!!!
      Hooray! Which of these five are you most dying to read? πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜› *chuckles evilly at my impossible question*

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          1. Fine, fine! πŸ˜› Kitten Files, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, and uh.. everything. πŸ˜› Remind me to get to the library..

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        1. Oooh fun!! πŸ‘ Those are both super great series, and discovering a series is fun because then there’s a LOT of new books to read! Can’t wait to see what you think of them!

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    1. Haha Yep, seems so! I guess they’re just really great. πŸ˜‰ Aw it is, you should read Pippi!
      Thanks so much for commenting, Faith! πŸ™‚ *reminds myself I still need to go “stalk” your blog when i have time*

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    1. Hooray for finding new books to read! Glad these recommendations look cool to you, Julia!
      Hey! Super! I bet it is ten times more fun on audiobook! Are the characters’ voices acted out and everything or is it only read aloud?

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      1. Usually there’s one reader who does different voices for all the characters, but once and a while we listen to one where the characters are each done by different people.

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        1. How cool! I absolutely adore one narrator I listened to reading “Rebekah of Sunnybrook Farm” (she just took on each character’s tone and quirks so perfectly!) and this one guy who did “Kidnapped” (he pulled off every single unique scottish and irish and french and english accent and even made them different for the different areas) !!!

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  4. I just read “The Case of the Very Bad Cat” yesterday and really liked it. πŸ™‚
    I’ll come sit near the bonfire with you and we can talk books.

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    1. Waay fun! Seems like everyone loved Kitten 4… I must read it very soon or I shall go crazy from the suspense!
      That sounds wonderful, Rebekah dear! Let’s do it soon. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thanks, Brooklyne! lol Yeah, we all saw each other’s posts later that day and were like “wow, oops!”. But it’s fun too because that means those books must be really great considering a lot of us recommended them! πŸ˜€

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    1. Wow awesome! High five to you, Sarah! πŸ™‚ Do you have a favorite of the four? *hopes she doesn’t ask me the same (impossible) question*

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  5. Oh which oh which is my favorite? I CAN’T DECIDE, AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH! And Anna, if you like humor, you best go get yourself Brandon Sanderson’s “Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians” – it’s such a well written story with so much beautiful sarcasm, snark, and all things humorous. It’s incredible. I can barely handle how great this book is!

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    1. I am seriously trying so hard not to cackle at your book-dragon state of distress… not. XD So glad you’re enjoying all the bookishness!! πŸ™‚

      HAHA! Evil librarians??!! “Beautiful sarcasm”?? I have GOT to look this book up… thanks tons for the recommendation, Julia!

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  6. Wow interesting party that’s being hosted! I have heard about Pippi Longstocking but I didn’t think about finding the book. Guess I’ll have to search for it now! By the way, I really like that little boy you used for your featured image πŸ™‚

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    1. Hi Starling! Thanks so much for checking out this crazy book-lover party! πŸ˜€
      You need to find yourself a copy of Pippi Longstocking for sure… it’s hilarious!
      Thanks, girl! He’s so cute and bursting with joy that I simply had to use the pic! ❀

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