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Reddit reviews: The best humorous poetry books for children

We found 80 Reddit comments discussing the best humorous poetry books for children. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 23 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Children's Humorous Poetry:

u/lalalalady22 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

1.) Something that is grey.

Silver is grey, right? ;)

2.) Something reminiscent of rain.

When I think of rain I think of cuddling up with a good cup of coffee.

3.) Something food related that is unusual.

Coffee chocolate Not that weird... but pretty amazing.

4.) Something on your list that is for someone other than yourself. Tell me who it's for and why. (Yes, pets count!)
Bones for my dog because he hates being alone!

5.) A book I should read! I am an avid reader, so take your best shot and tell me why I need to read it!

I haven't read this yet, but it's supposed to be amazing!

6.) An item that is less than a dollar, including shipping... that is not jewelry, nail polish, and or hair related!

This book

7.) Something related to cats. I love cats! (keep this SFW, you know who you are...)

meow.

8.) Something that is not useful, but so beautiful you must have it.

I don't think any nail polish is useful, but I love this color

9.) A movie everyone should watch at least once in their life. Why?

Shawshank Redemption Come on, it's amazing. And sad. And Stephen King.

10.) Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. Explain.

These would be particularly useful because I could keep my hair out of my face so I can see zombies better to kill them!

11.) Something that would have a profound impact on your life and help you to achieve your current goals.

skip for now

12.) One of those pesky Add-On items.
Apparently you can straighten your nose with this interesting little item Ohhhh, China.

13.) The most expensive thing on your list. Your dream item. Why?

This book is the most expensive item on my list. Dream item? Nah. A kindle would be my dream item, but not feasible to have on list right now.


14.) Something bigger than a bread box.

This big enough?

15.) Something smaller than a golf ball.

This ring is itty bitty!


16.) Something that smells wonderful.

This air freshener. Mmmm



17.) A (SFW) toy.

Amazon lists this as a toy, so I'm going to have to go with that!

18.) Something that would be helpful for going back to school.

These would be great to hang papers and reminders up on the fridge.

19.) Something related to your current obsession, whatever that may be.

I'm obsessed with books, so uh... most of my wish list. Or this bookmark that symbolizes all that is books.


20.) Something that is just so amazing and awe-inspiring that I simply must see it. Explain why it is so grand.

I'm sure you've seen this but come on! It's John Snuhhhh!

Bonus! Oregon Fruit

Fear cuts deeper thank swords! Thanks for the contest. =)

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I love this contest. I absolutely love reading with my children. They are 7 and 4 and they are such little bookworms! Reading with children is one of the most important things you can do as a parent (or an educator)!

That being said, I have a ton of books I want to recommend to you. My kids favorites thus far have been:

  • Anything by Shel Silverstein, particularly The Giving Tree which is an actual story, or Where The Sidewalk Ends which is a collection of child-friendly poems that are sweet, silly, funny, cute, etc.

  • Anything by Mo Willems, particularly the Pigeon and Duckling series. Our favorite was The Duckling Gets A Cookie!?. It's hilarious and adorable, and very fun to read! I like to put on voices for the duckling and the pigeon. The kids get a kick out of it!

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This one was my daughter's favorite from the time she was 2 til she was 4! She has it memorized now.

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle (author of Hungry Caterpillar as well).

  • Love You Forever is a wonderful bedtime story.

  • Madeline is a classic, and for a good reason! :)

    I have lots more but I'd be here all day if I don't stop myself now.

    If I win, I would love the second book in the Amulet series for my 7 year old. She is really into graphic novels right now and I just bought her the first one the other day, and she has already finished it. She really wants the second one! :)

    Green eggs and ham.

    Edit: I'm going to stick around and get suggestions for my own kids, as well :P This is such a great contest!
u/andersce · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I devoured the Magic Treehouse series when I was younger. I thought it was so great that they went to all these cool places (and they were very easy to read chapter books, so I flew through them!) :)

Edit: I ran a Reading Buddies program at the local library and a couple of our younger readers really liked them because the writing style is simple, but interesting. There are new words, but nothing terribly difficult and since the main characters are the same throughout, it's easy to follow :)


In terms of other books, I thought all of these were great:

  1. Dr Seuss
  2. Shel Silverstein
  3. Alexander
  4. Amelia Bedelia
  5. Frog and Toad
  6. Henry and Mudge
  7. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

    Those were all pretty popular with my kids (and with me)! :)
u/nayohmerae · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.

1.) For this I choose a pencil box because when I was in grade school I collected pencil shavings mostly from colored pencils to do a craft project idea I had with them. Sad ending though, I never did get around to making the craft.

2.) I know this notebook would make me insanely jealous. I wasn't much of a note taker however so it would end up mostly filled with doodles :P

3.) I think any teacher would smile if they saw one of their students wearing this shirt

4.) YAY! Art class! I think with this I will be fully prepared!

5.) In my state (Washington) it rains a lot during the school year, so these fashionable rain boots are a must have for splashing around in the puddles!

6.) If I could pick my school's mascot, it would definitely be the blobfish because I don't think anybody else has him as a mascot yet. And of course because he's so cute!

7.) You would think a box of nerds candy this big should last the whole school year, but it's kids we're talking about here, come on.

8.) I have always been in love with the Shel Silverstein books such as Where The Sidewalk Ends. Also they rhyme and have silly drawings!

9.) There is no way to beat this amazing spectacular backpack any kid wearing this would be the most popular kid in school!

10.) Between homework and dinner, my favorite activity would be playing the Wii U with friends or family. It's a fun video game system that can also keep you up and active!

Bonus #1 - School newspaper?

u/terriblehashtags · 2 pointsr/daddit

As a mom who was equally pragmatic about her pregnancy -- at the anatomy scan, I made halloween skeleton decoration jokes instead of being all excited about the tech finding my fetus's penis, she was very upset with me -- I would recommend Emily Oster's books. She and her husband are behavioral economists, and so their approach a lot of the fluffy "recommendations" and "averages" people tell soon-to-be and new parents was to look at studies to find whatever data they could to support it.

Here's her Amazon page, you'll want copies of both "Expecting better" -- her pregnancy book -- and "Cribsheet" -- her early parenting book. They've reassured both my husband and me about what's actually good precautions and what's just hysteria, and I've referenced Cribsheet at least twice more since actually giving birth. You can also back your wife's and your decisions up with real studies and data when people decide to offer advice you didn't ask for that runs counter to what you want to do.

I'd also recommend the parenting classes the hospital should offer new parents, for everything from how labor will go to new parent awareness. Some of it feels really dumb and sentimental, but some was good reminders and stuff I never thought about -- like how cleaner looks like juice to little kids. (Also, fetuses are swimming in their own pee in the womb.)

Finally, we were gifted an encyclopedia-esque book aimed for fathers at my baby shower. I'll look up the title at home -- my very reserved husband has enjoyed reading it for what's to come type stuff.

PS: You'll want a copy of this book for bedtime, especially when he's little, and Shel Silverstein poetry is much better than any children's book to read at nighttime when they're too little to pay attention to the pictures. All the docs want out of reading to your kids is just talking to them... all the time... so read something you like.

u/WhiteLaceTank · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This book. It looks like a fun read and a great gift for cat lovers. And I thought this song was funny! So much like the cat's I've known.

As a bonus, here are a couple fun cat gifs :)

http://i.imgur.com/mgxmK3f.gifv

http://i.imgur.com/cbSbtjJ.gifv



u/Jrebeclee · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I had Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever as a child and bought it for my children, too! It's got little golden books in it, but also tons of fun lists and things like that. Love it! I also got Where the Sidewalk Ends, no matter their age, the poems are fun to hear, pleasing to the ear!

u/leeshapwnz · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

So much awesome here!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007KFXIDE/ref=aw_ls__5?colid=7CWYXJ1UUUS5&coliid=I470A7VTO4OVI&vs=1 is something I need. I currently have no expandable storage for my phone so I have to be real careful with pics and videos of my kiddos.

For the under $20, would love this to read to my boys. My husband and I both loved this book as kids http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0060572345/ref=aw_ls__10?colid=1XBDHCB7ELEOA&coliid=I2D46YYD2FJCA0

C'mon...gimme.

You both look extremely lovely today by the by :)

ETA: Just realized the double post, whoops! All clear now :)

u/purrImacatpurpur · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. I've never been gifted!

  2. I like hugs: this is important because I hug every person I meet... or random people on the street because I like to be nice.

    I'm an actress.... I'm not sure why this is important but at least I know what I want to do with life!

    I like to give people things or do the drive through difference because I like to make others smile but I can't always afford it.

    3.) I would like to read this
  3. Ask me about my milkshake!
  4. by the way, I have a throwaway account named busterbar32417, you caught me :p
u/xSpektre · 0 pointsr/nintendo

Damn, imagine having someone spell stuff out for you in explicit detail and you still walk away thinking that. But it's okay champ, I know reading's hard. Here's one of my favorite books growing up. It's short poems so it should be a good starter. After that I'd recommend stuff like The Magic Treehouse series, really small and easy to digest with a little mystery if I remember right. After that you can probably move on to the Harry Potter series and some non-fiction books, but make sure you wait until you're ready. It'll take a bit but I believe in you :\^)

u/girkuss · 2 pointsr/rpg

Devil in the White City- By Erik Larson A fantastic nonfiction that reads like fiction.

Anything by HP Lovecraft for a dose of Horror. I think the story, "Horror at Red Hook" and "Lurker in Darkness" have more of an adventurer GM theme to them than others. Fair bit of warning, when reading his stuff have a dictonary pulled up on your phone. Since it's older material there are a lot of anitquated words in there. Don't worry about learning every new word for future reference. Your brain will pick a couple.
My favorite collection.

I have used some history books about WWI and WWII to make campigns for Iron Kingdoms.

I'm a fan of varied mediums, if you haven't done graphic novels before, maybe look into one that could strike your fancy. Hellboy, Batman-The Long Halloween, most titles by Allen Moore, Superman-Red Son.

Also sneak some poetry in there. Even light stuff like Shel Silverstein was helpful to me. It helps you think of how to use words in new ways.

Edit: Formatting

u/homeallday · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Where the Sidewalk Ends was one of my favorite books as a kid. I wish I still had it, I've never been able to find it for my kids. My mom sold my copy on a yard sale once when I was a teenager because I'd apparently outgrown it :( It's on my kids' Book Wishes wishlist!

Some of my kids' favorites are Frog and Toad, Clifford the Big Red Dog and anything by Dr. Suess :)

u/wanderer333 · 2 pointsr/Parenting

I've heard good things about the new Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls collection! You could also try some anthologies of stories from different cultures around the world (anansi the spider, tales from ancient china, etc) or greek and roman mythology. The website A Mighty Girl has all kinds of great recommendations. You might also think about some books of poems like A Pizza the Size of the Sun or Where the Sidewalk Ends.

edit: And The Stinky Cheese Man is always good one if you want something silly!

u/allergictoapples · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have this Shel Silverstein book on my list. I adore his writing and have fond childhood memories of reading them!

Thanks for the contest!

u/Workasaurus · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Great first contest, Gridline!

The book I'm dying to get my hands on is Shel Silverstein's latest, Everything On It. I'm a huge Shel fan, and I can't wait to read (and re-re-re-read) this one!

u/thereisnosub · 2 pointsr/blackparents

My daughter liked all of these books:

u/ossej · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Green eggs and ham.

Hop on Pop was one of my favorites when I was little. I thought it was hilarious that the kids were jumping on the dad, and made my dad read it all the time. The Spooky Old Tree was also a favorite, and it was the first book I ever "read". It was probably half memorization and half reading, but I read it at three :)

For me, I want Abel's Island because I read it as a kid, and want to have it for when I have kids down the road. I already have a small collection of books for my future kids, this would be added to that.

u/piratesgoyarr · 5 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Green eggs and ham.

So I'm not sure if you already have any, but Shel Silverstein is lots of fun. We don't have any so I added it to my list too! I've got a 1 and 3 yr old who are book obsessed, poetry is so much fun to read out loud.

Thanks for the contest!

u/braxtondayne · 1 pointr/RandomActsOfGaming

Except you are still lying , nice try but I am not retarded... if you truly turned this in for a project then I hope you are caught for plagarism because this has been in a poetry book for quite some time.

A: http://www.poetry4kids.com/poem-141.html#.Vo7KDsspDqB

B: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0689048645/?tag=poetryforkids

u/ElderTheElder · 10 pointsr/nostalgia

For any Silverstein fans out there who might not know, they released another book of his never-before-seen poems and illustrations called Every Thing On It like two years ago. I found it in a Toys 'R Us completely by chance and was ecstatic.

u/Karmakerosene · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I need I Could Pee on This because I read a poem from it once and it's hilarious! Also because I love cats and poetry.

Buying a book is not about obtaining a possession, but about securing a portal.

u/MissBee123 · 4 pointsr/specialed

My favorites for reading support:

  1. You Read to Me, I'll Read to You series. There are many different types.

  2. Recipes. I would custom make guided reading recipes with pictures. As we read, we would have the ingredients and prepare the dish. Easy things like pudding. "First we need a bowl. Then we need a spoon. Next we put the milk in the bowl. Then we open the box. We mix the pudding. We put the pudding in the fridge. We wait. We eat!" It's not perfectly repetitive text but you could tweak it; that one's just off the cuff.

  3. Lego Duplo Read and Build. Read the story and on each page is a Lego figure or task that you build as part of the story. When you're done, you can act it out!

  4. I know some people are anti-food as a motivator, but sometimes I would offer mini M&Ms, a piece of popcorn, or a goldfish. I would place that food item on the period of the sentence. They would read me the sentence by pointing to each word and once they got to the food, they get to eat it.

u/Lunar3 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My favorite book when I was a kid was A light in the attic which can be found on my daughters wishlist . Woot figured out how to copy and paste on my phone.

u/yeahcheers · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

Frankenstein makes a Sandwich is really good -- my daughter loves it [and it's the right time of year!].

I've heard his other one, Frankenstein takes the cake, isn't quite as good but haven't actually read it.


Also keep in mind Shel Silverstein wrote other collections of poetry as well.

u/js_42 · 2 pointsr/writing

Last month I published my first book, Dragons, Tea, & Other Tails. And while publishing it was daunting, I've discovered that I'm more comfortable writing and publishing than telling folks about the book...!

I pasted the blurb below. My awesome wife also took some pics of the book, including the poem The Butt of a Princess. (She's a bit more fearless about spreading the word than I am!)


<br />
Dragons have hobbies besides sleep and fire,<br />
all knights are not equal in brains or in size,<br />
ants vow revenge against murderous backsides,<br />
and beware of the griffin’s unique appetite.<br />
<br />
And when Lloyd rips the void, hold on to your hare!<br />
<br />
_________________________________________<br />
<br />
A collection of 24 tongue-in-cheek fantasy poems and the first of an anthology, Dragons, Tea, and Other Tails is a light-hearted perspective on the traditional fantasy genre that will leave you laughing.
u/darkorical · 3 pointsr/secretsanta

since it looks like their cat sat on their keyboard to fill in the questions I'd recommend this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008VO3PA4/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&amp;amp;btkr=1

u/SpliffDr · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Shel Silverstein was my favorite growing up! Have not seen this book in years... Something about his poems always made me happy:)

u/HarryEllis · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Besides The Monster at the End of This Book, Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich doesn't make me want to end it all.

Also Polkabats and Octopus Slacks.

My 4 year old enjoys reading/looking at National Geographics too.

u/NEWSBOT3 · 1 pointr/TheRedLion

i bought a friend this recently.

u/siredward85 · 1 pointr/pics

my elementry teacher gave this to me in 4th grade. i still enjoy reading it

u/MissHampton · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

I really liked Falling Up by Shel Silverstein

u/hyrle · 1 pointr/cats

I recommend adding [https://www.amazon.com/Could-Pee-This-Other-Poems/dp/1452110581] (this book) to your library.

Edit: formatting

u/DaringDomino3s · 1 pointr/CrappyDesign

I had the Summer book growing up, I recognize the art style and dog.

u/helianthus_0 · 5 pointsr/proED

Yeah, it’s creepy and gross. Just like this book, which I’ve never read (will never read) but seen at work: https://www.amazon.com/Timothy-Tunny-Swallowed-Bunny-Grossman/dp/0060280107

u/-AgentChaos- · 4 pointsr/secretsanta

Or my personal favourite, "I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats"

https://www.amazon.ca/Could-Pee-This-Other-Poems/dp/1452110581

u/i_am_a_bot · 1 pointr/reddit.com

Makes me think of the kids' book Hop on Pop.

u/boringlesbian · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have always wanted to own this one but for some reason I never seem to buy it.

u/GarbaGarba · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

Here is a picture. The bookends are a solid geode that was cut to make them, my husband and I got them on my honeymoon along with a book of poetry by cats called I Could Pee On This. Hahahaha

u/R0YB0T · 16 pointsr/funny

You may want to start with words before you go straight to pissing on the person. A "Do you mind?" can go a long way if you say it assertively.

Source: "The book of how not to needlessly escalate the situation when the situation is someone looking at your penis."

u/dunnowhatnametouse · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

10:38 is my guess.

Roll Tide Baby!

Shell Silversteina Where the Sidewalk Ends is CLASSIC.



Edit: I left out a digit. Guessing ten thirty-eight. Original post neglected the zero in ten.