5 Hysterically Funny Picture Books for Adults

In today’s world of memes and short attention spans, not everybody wants to read long, epic novels that double as door-stoppers. Adults can also enjoy picture books, especially those that are made with adults in mind. If you need a good laugh, pick up one of the side-splitting books below. Maybe it’ll become your new favorite bedtime story.


1. If Animals Could Talk by Carla Butwin and Josh Cassidy



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As one grandma discovered, this book, based on the Tumblr “If ___ Could Talk,” is definitely not for children. But with lots of cheeky innuendo, dark humor, and inappropriate language, adults will love it.


2. Bigfoot: I Not Dead by Graham Roumieu



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This book is the last of a three-part series in which the legendary Bigfoot describes the gritty, sometimes hysterical, details of his life. It’s a bit like your typical celebrity memoir only better.


3. K is for Knifeball: An Alphabet of Terrible Advice by Avery Monsen and Jory John



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From the authors of All My Friends Are Dead and its sequel All My Friends Are Still Dead comes this darkly-humorous collection of bad advice. It would be terrible for actual children. But it’s hilarious for adults.


4. You Have to F**king Eat by Adam Mansbach, illustrated by Owen Brozman



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You’ve probably already heard of Mansbach’s previous book Go the F**k to Sleep. This book tackles the other greatest struggle for many parents: getting their children to eat anything that even slightly resembles normal food. 


5. Do You Want to Play with my Balls? by The Cifaldi Brothers, illustrated by Santiago Elizalde



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Double entendres are always good. You can actually read this one aloud to small children. They just won’t understand why you’re laughing.



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