Funny Poem Books for Kids

Read Really Funny Poems for Kids

If your child loves to laugh, consider searching for some really funny poems for kids to add to his library. Reading poetry is a great way to teach children about the power of language and to introduce metaphors, similes, and other literary devices. Short poems also tend to be less intimidating for reluctant readers who find long chapter books to be overwhelming.

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Where the Sidewalk Ends

No discussion of really funny poems for kids could avoid mentioning Shel Silverstein. His witty and slightly offbeat poems have been entertaining kids for more than 30 years. A well-stocked library simply must include at least one of Silverstein's poetry books!

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Your Nose Is on Your Face

If you can't decide which Jack Prelutsky book to buy, Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face is a great compromise. It brings together 112 of Prelutsky's best poems, including 15 that have never been published before. Tong twisters, creative wordplay, and unexpected twists of meaning combine with attractive illustrations to make for a book that is sure to captivate both the young and the young at heart.

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Kingfisher Book of Funny Poems

Wacky, witty, and whimsical, this poetry anthology includes funny poems by authors ranging such as Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky, Edward Gorey, Ogden Nash, Lewis Carroll, Walter de la Mare, X. J. Kennedy, and Emily Dickinson. Zany black and white drawings provide a nice complement to the text.

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A Spider Bought a Bicycle

This whimsical anthology features a wide range of humorous poems with kid appeal, including nursery rhymes, songs, and playground rhymes from around the world. It includes several really funny poems for kids by contemporary writers, as well as a few classics by Shakespeare, Tennyson, and Coleridge.

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Kids Pick the Funniest Poems

This great anthology features a variety of humorous poems selected by a panel of children. Famous authors such as Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, Judith Viorst, and Jack Prelutsky make an appearance, but Kids Pick the Funniest Poems also includes several entries from lesser known writers that may inspire your child to expand his literary horizons.

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Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry

After reading several really funny poems for kids, don't be surprised if your child wants to learn how to write poetry. What better way to learn the basics than by reading tips from Jack Prelutsky, children's poet laureate?

For more great suggestions on books to add to your library, please review the LoveToKnow Children's Books slideshow Classic Fairy Tales.

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Funny Poem Books for Kids