Our April issues of chickaDEE and OWL always contain tons of April Fool’s Day pranks and trivia. But if your kids can’t get enough of pranks, practical jokes, gags, and gimmicks, we can recommend some books that will tickle their funny bones all the way until May.
Joking Around with Chirp (3–6) is a brand-new joke book starring Chirp and friends Sparky, Tweet, and Squawk. They giggle and guffaw their way through 130 feather-ruffling riddles, jokes, and tongue twisters — and your kids will, too!
Other silly characters to get their own joke book are chickaDEE‘s very own monsters Mish and Mash. The Hilarious Adventures of Mish and Mash (5+) contains hundreds of side-splitting jokes, riddles, and tongue twisters, as well as an appearance by the mischievous monster Mush.
Professional pranksters The Vole Brothers get up to no good in every issue of Chirp, but did you know they have their own full-length picture book? Chock full of silly antics and suspense, The Vole Brothers (2–5) is about the trick the rodent siblings’ play on an unsuspecting cat.
If you’d like your kids to create their own fun this month, look no further then the drawing, cut-out, and doodle book My Beastly Book of Silly Things (4+). Young artists can play out all their pranks on the blank page — scribble all over the walls of their “room,” colour all the stoplights red, and get silly with over 150 other scenarios.
Finally, It’s All Fun and Games (4–13) has activities for every season, not just spring. From card games to crafts, magic tricks to songs to outdoor activities, and so much more, this book will get your kids thinking about over 230 ways to entertain themselves.
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