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The one PB guaranteed to make me laugh out loud & often (which made it really tough to get the kids to sleep when I'd read it to them) is:

Dr. Seuss's SLEEP BOOK.

OMG! The first time I read it I had tears streaming down my face I was laughing so hard. I didn't think I'd ever get my daughter to sleep.
#91 - December 03, 2011, 03:23 PM
XVI, Puffin/Speak, available now
Truth, Puffin/Speak, January 2012
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Plenty of must read titles posted here!!!

I read one this summer that I thought was both witty and funny.  RHYMING DUST BUNNIES by Jan Thomas.   :bunnyrun
#92 - December 03, 2011, 07:03 PM

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8 year old grandson who, HATES to read,  loves all of the "Scardy Squirrel" books by Melanie  Watt. The sort of funny book that appeals to both  the adult reader and the child being read to!
#93 - December 04, 2011, 03:33 AM
"Penelope and the Humongous Burp"
"Penelope and the Monsters"
"Penelope and the Preposterous Birthday Party"

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Would also like to suggest (skimmed the thread, apologies if these have been mentioned already):

SAY HELLO TO ZORRO! by Carter Goodrich

CLICK, CLACK, MOO: Cows That Type - by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin

Any of the Pigeon books by Mo Willems

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#94 - December 08, 2011, 12:51 PM
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I have always loved, MY LITTLE SISTER ATE ONE HARE by Bill Grossman
#95 - December 09, 2011, 04:31 AM

My grandson laughed all the way through Mo Willems' We Are in a Book!

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#96 - December 23, 2011, 04:56 PM
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A new release: Jon Klassen's I WANT MY HAT BACK is awesome. I almost hurt myself laughing at the end of it.
#97 - December 23, 2011, 05:07 PM

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I mentioned this title on another thread, but I think Prudence Wants A Pet by Kathleen Daly takes the prize. Making a Branch, a Twig, Footwear a pet is just a hoot. Once Prudence thinks little brothers might be a good pet, Mom and Dad cave in and get a pet, who Prudence names Branch. The images are funny. It's just way LOL.
#98 - April 19, 2012, 04:52 PM

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I'm adding my newest fave:
OTTO GROWS DOWN by our very own Michael Sussman.

Folks, it's ridiculously funny. It has some of this  :babygirl, this  :bp, this  :yo, this  :taz:, this  :envy: and ends with this :hug.

Carole  :yup
#99 - April 29, 2012, 05:40 AM

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Definitely 'I Want My Hat Back' - Oh wow - I watched it being read on YouTube last week - even funnier! My twelve year old son almost choked he was laughing so hard.

The Cow That Laid an Egg
Whatever
Dinosaur Vs Bedtime

All very funny! x
#100 - April 29, 2012, 06:31 AM
Big Whoop! (Pow! Books) July 2014
Sorry, Dad! (Caterpillar Books) May 2014
Pi-Rat! (Caterpillar Books) Aug 2013

Imogene's Antlers
Wooway for Wodney Wat
#101 - April 29, 2012, 07:21 AM
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BUT NOT THE HIPPOPOTAMUS by Sandra Boynton - My favourite board book ever!

THE MISSING PIECE by Shel Silverstien - One of my favourite authors ever!

I swear I know more that people haven't mentioned, but nothing is coming to mind now.
 
#102 - April 29, 2012, 08:39 AM

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I'm adding my newest fave:
OTTO GROWS DOWN by our very own Michael Sussman.

Folks, it's ridiculously funny. It has some of this  :babygirl, this  :bp, this  :yo, this  :taz:, this  :envy: and ends with this :hug.

Carole  :yup

Thanks, Carole!
Scott Magoon deserves much credit for his wonderful illustrations.
#103 - April 29, 2012, 09:27 AM
DUCKWORTH, THE DIFFICULT CHILD (Atheneum, 2019)
INCOGNOLIO (Janx Press, 2017)
CRASHING EDEN  (Solstice, 2012)
OTTO GROWS DOWN (Sterling, 2009)

I second the OTTO GROWS DOWN vote. So funny and so sweet at the same time.
#104 - April 29, 2012, 02:46 PM
SWAY, 2012 from Disney-Hyperion
CIRCA NOW, 2014 from Disney-Hyperion
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I was going to add my book on this post, but rats(!), :slaphead: it hasn't been published.  :shrug:

Carole  :whistle

Imogene's Antlers
Wooway for Wodney Wat

Wooway for Wodney Wat sounds hilarious. I'll have to find that book, pjlyons.
#105 - April 30, 2012, 06:41 AM
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I'd love to see your book posted here, CaroleB.
#106 - May 01, 2012, 03:20 PM

I always always get my way, by Thad Krasnesky is right up there for me. 
So is A Porcupine named Fluffy, by Helen Lester...
and Giggle Giggle Quack by Doreen Cronin....
#107 - May 10, 2012, 12:04 PM
Thomas Jefferson & the Mammoth Hunt 2018
Dumpling Dreams, 2017
Magic for Sale,  2017
Pia Piratissima 2014
Victricia Malicia, 2012

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The new PB, Z IS FOR MOOSE, is hilarious & has a sweet ending. It's by Kelly Bingham and Paul Zelinsky.
#108 - June 23, 2012, 07:44 PM
DUCKWORTH, THE DIFFICULT CHILD (Atheneum, 2019)
INCOGNOLIO (Janx Press, 2017)
CRASHING EDEN  (Solstice, 2012)
OTTO GROWS DOWN (Sterling, 2009)

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Just tonight we were laughing again at WHAT WILL FAT CAT SIT ON? I remember the first time I read it to my boys...they were almost rolling on the floor!
#109 - June 23, 2012, 08:00 PM

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I don't know if this has been listed... but my most recent favorite is CHICKEN CHEEKS. http://www.amazon.com/Chicken-Cheeks-Michael-Ian-Black/dp/1416948643 SOOOO fabulous. The story is told in the pictures for the most part. You have to watch for the action...and it is hilarious!
#110 - June 23, 2012, 08:12 PM
Being Frank (Flashlight Press)
http://flashlightpress.com/

I just read Chris Haughton's OH NO, GEORGE! Cracked me up! If you have a dog, you need to read this one. And even if you don't, it's still a fun read.
#111 - June 24, 2012, 12:56 PM
ALIENS GET THE SNIFFLES TOO! Candlewick, 2017
LOUD LULA, Two Lions 2015
CALIFORNIA HISTORY FOR KIDS, CRP
FARMER MCPEEPERS Rising Moon

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Here's a classic that I somehow missed along the way:
John Agee's THE INCREDIBLE PAINTING OF FELIX CLOUSSEAU.
It's magical & hilarious.
#112 - July 20, 2012, 08:23 AM
DUCKWORTH, THE DIFFICULT CHILD (Atheneum, 2019)
INCOGNOLIO (Janx Press, 2017)
CRASHING EDEN  (Solstice, 2012)
OTTO GROWS DOWN (Sterling, 2009)

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I have a new favorite: Earth to Clunk by Pam Smallcomb.

And, yeah...Michael's books are hilarious!!!
#113 - July 20, 2012, 09:31 AM
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http://wwwpamcalvert.blogspot.com/p/picture-book-university.html

Brianna Bright Ballerina Knight series

Princess Peepers
Multiplying Menace

I just checked out "I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean" by Kevin Sherry. It was the first PB I've really laughed at in a long time. I love the ending!
#114 - July 20, 2012, 09:52 AM
THE THREE RULES OF EVERYDAY MAGIC (Boyds Mills Press, Fall 2018)

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Kelly DiPucchio's GILBERT GOLDFISH WANTS A PET is fun and funny!
#115 - July 20, 2012, 04:55 PM
PRUDENCE, THE PART-TIME COW, A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK, BUSY BUS series, EMERGENCY KITTENS, and more!
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Gasp! by Terry Denton and the follow up books about a fish out of water (also is now a weird cartoon).
#116 - September 14, 2012, 07:46 PM

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I discovered a very amusing 1982 PB: BEA & MR. JONES by Amy Schwartz
#117 - September 15, 2012, 07:59 AM
DUCKWORTH, THE DIFFICULT CHILD (Atheneum, 2019)
INCOGNOLIO (Janx Press, 2017)
CRASHING EDEN  (Solstice, 2012)
OTTO GROWS DOWN (Sterling, 2009)

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Has anyone read THE PRINCESS AND THE PIG, by Jonathan Emmett, illos. by Poly Bernatene? I blogged about it this week and it cracked me up.
#118 - September 15, 2012, 09:50 AM
ANNIE B. MADE FOR TV, Running Press Kids 2018
MAURICE THE UNBEASTLY, Sterling 2017
SOPHIE'S ANIMAL PARADE, Sky Pony 2015
MARATHON MOUSE, Sky Pony 2012

Here are a few laugh-out-loud books that I love--

Down the Back of the Chair by Margaret Mahy
Ice Cream Larry by Daniel Pinkwater
Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly Pie by Judy Sierra
Miss Twiggley’s Tree by Dorothea Warren Fox
Dragons Hate to Be Discreet by Winifred Rosen
#119 - September 15, 2012, 04:58 PM
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New & highly amusing: EXCLAMATION MARK by Amy Krouse and Tom Lichtenheld.

I've been fiddling around with a punctuation story myself, but they beat me to it! %#$*#
#120 - March 28, 2013, 05:39 PM
DUCKWORTH, THE DIFFICULT CHILD (Atheneum, 2019)
INCOGNOLIO (Janx Press, 2017)
CRASHING EDEN  (Solstice, 2012)
OTTO GROWS DOWN (Sterling, 2009)

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