Top 10 Best Books to Read in Limericks & Humorous Verse - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Limericks & Humorous Verse. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Go the F**k to Sleep

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Limericks & Humorous Verse - August 2021

A Reader's Digest "25 Funniest Books of All Time" "Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation, which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years, quite like this." -- The New Yorker "A parenting zeitgeist" -- Washington Post "A hilarious take on that age-old problem: getting the beloved child to go to sleep." -- National Public Radio "A new Bible for weary parents" -- New York Times "Resonates powerfully with almost everyone" -- Boston Globe "This children's book parody earns its place on the list by being a much-needed bit of catharsis that every parent needs." -- Fatherly , one of the 10 Best Parenting Books of the Decade " Go the F**k to Sleep challenges stereotypes, opens up prototypes, and acknowledges that shared sense of failure that comes to all parents who weary of ever getting their darling(s) to sleep and briefly resuming the illusion of a life of their own." -- Midwest Book Review Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don't always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach's verses perfectly capture the familiar--and unspoken--tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. In the process, they open up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations, and laugh at their absurdity. With illustrations by Ricardo Cortes, Go the F**k to Sleep is beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny--a book for parents new, old, and expectant. You probably should not read it to your children. Seriously, Just Go to Sleep, a children's book inspired by Go the F**k to Sleep and appropriate for kids of all ages, is also available, as well as Seriously, You Have to Eat for finicky ones everywhere!

  • Author: Adam Mansbach
  • Publisher: Akashic Books; 1st edition (June 14, 2011)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-1617750250
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.4 x 6.2 inches


2. The Gashlycrumb Tinies

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Limericks & Humorous Verse - August 2021

A new, small-format edition of one of Edward Gorey’s “dark masterpieces of surreal morality” ( Vanity Fair ): a witty, disquieting journey through the alphabet.

  • Author: Edward Gorey
  • Publisher: Harcourt Brace (October 15, 1997)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-0151003082
  • Dimensions: 5.12 x 6.32 x 0.48 inches


3. Belly Button Book (Boynton on Board)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Limericks & Humorous Verse - August 2021

Featuring a beachful of bare-bellied hippos—including one tiny baby who can only say “Bee Bo”—the Belly Button Book is a quirky addition to the phenomenally successful Boynton on Board series. Every page captivates with Sandra Boynton’s inimitable illustrations and joyful rhyming text: Soon after dark, upon the beach, we sing a hippo song, and if you’re feeling in the mood, we hope you’ll sing along: “Belly Belly Button, you’re oh so fine. Ooo, Belly Button, I’m so happy you’re mine.” Shiny and sturdy, and featuring a great (navel-shaped, naturally) die-cut cover, the Belly Button Book provides enduring, giggly, read-aloud fun. Oversized lap edition also available—perfect for more reading aloud!

  • Author: Sandra Boynton
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing; 1st edition (April 1, 2005)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-0761137993


4. First Day Farts: A Funny Read Aloud Book for Kids About School Anxiety

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Limericks & Humorous Verse - August 2021

Nervous About the First Day of School? This cute and funny book about anxiety is completely jam packed with hilarity. Sometimes the best way to deal with fear is to laugh at it! First Day Farts helps children do exactly that with their first day of school jitters. Put your little one at ease with First Day Farts! THE #1 Funniest (and Cutest) Going Back to School Book What's Inside... Helps alleviate fear and anxiety for children 32 pages of beautifully illustrated full color humor makes the story come to life A quick and easy gift for kids ★ Get your order in today for a silly fun time! ★

  • Author: Taco Superboom
  • Publisher: Big Dreams Kids Books (March 12, 2021)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1953429094
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.08 x 10 inches


5. Gomer the Gassy Goat: A Fart-Filled Tale

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Limericks & Humorous Verse - August 2021

Kids and adults alike will love this hysterical, tongue-twisting read-aloud about a goat who farts A LOT! 
 Whether he is making silly faces or farting during goat yoga, Gomer the Gassy Goat will have you laughing out loud before you can say, ”Trendy-bendy, nosy, noisy, smiley, smelly, classy, silly, sassy, gassy goat!” 
 Always one to laugh with his friends, Gomer is considerate, and apologizes when he inadvertently passes gas. Fun goat facts included. Benefits of Humor in Books: 1. Helps kids fall in love with books. 2. Motivates kids to read. 3. Enhances comprehension. Benefits of Tongue Twisters in Books: 1. Tongue twisters clarify the pronunciation of words. 2. Tongue twisters stretch and strengthen the muscles which you use to speak. 3. Tongue Twisters show you what words and sounds you have trouble with pronouncing.

  • Author: Hayley Rose
  • Publisher: Flowered Press (January 25, 2021)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-1950842209
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.07 x 8.5 inches


6. The Art Teacher is Weird

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Limericks & Humorous Verse - August 2021

There's a new art teacher at school, and all the kids say he's a little out there. That he's got horns and a tail and he sings and dances around the classroom.But, come on. He can't be THAT weird...Can he?From the author of "The Schmillustrator's Coloring Book" comes the 100% true story: "The Art Teacher is Weird", a new picture book for fans of goofy poetry and oddball illustrations.

  • Author: Geoff Schmidt
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 17, 2017)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-1974432844
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.09 x 8.5 inches


7. Egghead: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Limericks & Humorous Verse - August 2021

A strange and charming collection of hilariously absurd poetry, writing, and illustration from one of today's most popular young comedians.... Bo Burnham was a precocious teenager living in his parents' attic when he started posting material on YouTube. 100 million people viewed those videos, turning Bo into an online sensation with a huge and dedicated following. Bo taped his first of two Comedy Central specials four days after his 18th birthday, making him the youngest to do so in the channel's history. Now Bo is a rising star in the comedy world, revered for his utterly original and intelligent voice. And, he can SIIIIIIIIING! In Egghead , Bo brings his brand of brainy, emotional comedy in the form of off-kilter poems, thoughts, and more. Bo takes on everything from death to farts in this weird audiobook that will make you think, laugh and think, "why did I just laugh?"

  • Author: Bo Burnham
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry, Regional & Cultural, United States


8. F is for FART: A rhyming ABC children's book about farting animals

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Limericks & Humorous Verse - August 2021

This is a book about farts . Yes, farts. It's also about ABCs, rhymes, and animals - but it's mostly about farts, and making you and your loved ones laugh about farts. Each letter stands for an animal and is accompanied by a rhyme, which are all short and stinky - much like farts are stinky. We hope you think this book stinks in all the right ways. What are the right ways? I'm glad you asked. We've got farts which smell, farts that BOOM, farts that splat, farts that upset your nose and send you for a tumble. We've even got farts so bad you could use them in a rumble. Was it you? Was it me? No, of course not – it was the animals! We've got animals from Australia, China, and even Madagascar! We've got animals from the east and animals from the west; animals from near and animals from far! We've got animals which fly high in the sky and those that swim deep in the sea! We've even got animals which are imaginary and some which are extinct, but keep that between you and me! Some are from rivers, some live in trees! Just buy the book and you – you will see; just buy the book - just buy it, please! Worried, we've skipped a letter or your favorite animal? I don't think so! We've got A for Antelope , B for Badger , C for Camel , D for Dinosaur , E for Elephant , F for Ferret , G for Giraffe , H for Hare , I for Iguana , J for Jaguar , K for Kangaroo , L for Lemur , M for Manatee , N for Narwhal , O for Otter , P for Pelican , Q for Qinling Panda , R for Rhino , S for Sloth , T for Turtle , U for Unicorn , V for Vervet Monkey , W for Whale , X for X-Ray Tetra , Y for Yak , and Z for Zebra . If your kids love farts as much as ours, we're sure this book will be a favorite, so please consider adding it to your library. Mr. Smelt It and Mrs. Dealt It

  • Author: J. Heitsch
  • Publisher: Independently published (June 5, 2019)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Movies
  • ISBN: 978-1096381112
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.08 x 8.5 inches


9. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (Classic Seuss)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Limericks & Humorous Verse - August 2021

Dr. Seuss's irrepressible optimism is front and center in Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? The perfect send-off for grads getting ready to venture off into the world!                                                                                                                                                                   "When you think things are bad, when you feel sour and blue,when you start to get mad . . .you should do what I do!"                                                                                                                                                                       So begins the terrific advice of the wise old man in the Desert of Drize. This classic book provides the perfect antidote for readers of all ages who are feeling a bit down in the dumps. Thanks to Dr. Seuss's trademark rhymes and signature illustrations, readers will, without a doubt, realize just how lucky they truly are.

  • Author: Dr. Seuss
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; First edition (September 12, 1973)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0394827193
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.41 x 11.25 inches


10. Hookers and Blow Save Christmas

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Limericks & Humorous Verse - August 2021

Tom Transport is stuck in a snowdrift with all the presents for the town Christmas party! It's up to Hookers the tow truck and Blow the snowblower to make their way through the snow to save the day....and the party! A heartwarming story of friendship and helping out that is perfectly safe for the kids, but with a few snickers that adults with a slightly bent sense of humour can enjoy while reading along. Hardcover Edition.

  • Author: Munty C. Pepin
  • Publisher: The Whamdoozer Company; Hard Cover ed. edition (August 31, 2020)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-1777225100
  • Dimensions: 11 x 0.25 x 8.5 inches