Book List: 23 of the naughtiest kids parody books for adults

23 Adult parody books | Mum's Grapevine

Night after night, mums and dads cuddle up with their children to read a bedtime story. Together we share sweet stories about adventurous animals and swashbuckling pirates. Well, put those ideas to one side. These 23 decidedly un-sweet books are definitely NOT for that nightly ritual!

We’ve searched out adult-only versions of your kid’s favourite tales that will have you quietly snickering away to yourself when you go back to the original version!

And just to be clear, this is definitely a post for adult eyes only!

Wild mummy

The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

Where the Wild Mums Are by Katie Blackburn: Dad calls mum a wild thing and she stomps upstairs to her bedroom. She sails off through night and day until she comes to the place where the wild mums are!

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One too many drinks

The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

The Very Hungover Caterpillar by Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees: This very hungover caterpillar tries eating everything he can get his hands on to feel better after a night on the tiles. Sometimes a dark, cosy chrysalis seems like a very attractive option.

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There’s a twat in my flat

The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

The Twat in the Flat by Geoff Allnutt: If you have read about that cold, cold, wet day so many times you know it off by heart, then The Twat in Flat is for you! Lots of good fun that is funny in this one.

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Just a kid in a crib

The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

The Kid in the Crib by Lex Friedman: Does this sound familiar: “The kid spat up white / The kid spat up green / The the kid spat up more spit up / Than we’d ever seen”. If so, you’re not alone! This reimagining of The Cat in the Hat takes on all of the best and worst things about parenthood.

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Bar hopping

The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

We’re Going on a Bar Hunt by Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees: We’re not old, we’re going on a bar hunt! Just because we’re parents doesn’t mean we have forgotten how much fun a good pub crawl can be. But we’ll always come home to the kiddos!

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Filling up a Zombie

The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

The Very Hungry Zombie by Michael Teitelbaum: The zombie goes through all his favourite food: brains, clowns, rock stars – yum! This one isn’t too scary, so it could be a fun one to share with your older children.

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George changes teams

The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

Bi-Curious George by Andrew Simonian: While George has always been a straight little monkey, he is just a tiny bit curious. Which way will he swing?

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For the expected

The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

What to Expect when you’re Expected by David Javerbaum: Have you ever wondered what your baby is thinking about in utero? This book will give you all the answers to your soon-to-be-born’s most pressing concerns, like “to the nearest hundred, how many people should Mummy invite to my birth?”

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What a cute little zombie

The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

Pat the Zombie by Aaron Ximm & Kaveh Soofi: Pat the Zombie is a bloody and undead version of the bunny classic. Warning: the ‘touch and feel’ is so disturbing it may even give you nightmares!

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Time to power down

The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

Goodnight iPad by Ann Droyd: It shines like the moon so why wouldn’t you say goodnight to your iPad? A book for all those 21st century kids who would rather say goodnight to their gadgets than to the moon.

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When will you just be quiet?

The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

If you give a kid a cookie will he shit the f#@k up? by Marcy Roznick: How many times have you tried to give your kids food to just get them to shut the… well, you know! This is a cautionary tale about what happens when you give in to your child’s tantrums.

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Where’s Willy?

The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

Where’s Willy by Will Ings: What mum wouldn’t want to spend an evening with a glass of wine looking for a willy?

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Take, take, take!

The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

The Taking Tree by Dan Ewen: Forget goodness and generosity, this tree just takes, takes, takes! There is not a branch of virtue or a twig of kindness to be found in this tree.

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Where will you find the penis?

The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

Little Penis: Oh, The Places You’ll Grow! by Craig Yoe: In this heart-warming tale, you can help Little Penis to get back on the, ahem, rise! No prizes for guessing where your finger goes in this puppet book.

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A stern warning

 The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

Oh, the Places You’ll Eff Up! by Josh Miller & Patrick Casey: Ah, the memories! This book is a good (or perhaps not-so-good) chance to reminisce about some of those shockers in your past. Or give it to a twenty-something as a kindly warning!

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Basic black

The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

Little Miss Basic by Dan Zevin: Wearing black on black with latte in hand, Little Miss Basic is looking totes amazing. That is until Mr Douchbag dumps her. How will she ever get back on top?

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Selfie time!

The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

Mr. Selfie by Dan Zevin: Any chance he has, Mr Selfie takes a snap. Whether at the zoo or at work he doesn’t miss an opportunity to show off. He even loves to sext the object of his desire – that is, himself!

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Run!

The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

The Runaway Mummy by Michael Rex: No bunnies will be running away in this parody book! Unlike some of the others in this list, this one is suitable for kids who don’t mind a monster or two (and it still has the sweet sentiment of the original!)

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For real life advice

The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

Turnip-Led Weaning by Harriet Beveridge: Harriet Beveridge may not be parent or professional child-carer herself, but she is not afraid to spout an opinion! Perfect for when you are sick of everyone telling you what you should(n’t) do as a parent, and need a laugh.

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One day you will die

The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

Everybody Dies by Ken Tanaka & David Vry: Just like everybody poos, everybody dies. Ken Tanaka’s games and illustrations will take you on a journey through the wide variety of ways you could die. From a surfing accident to death by vending machine, this one takes a funny look at one of life’s most serious subjects.

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Dude….that’s Harry Potter

The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

Hairy Pothead the Stoned Sorcerer by L. Henry Dowell: If Harry Potter smoked too much weed he would be Hairy Pothead. So pass me some corn chips and enjoy the read. (Note: not for the prudish!)

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Fifty shades of babies

The funniest children's books for Mum and Dad

Fifty Shades of Pink and Blue by S R Cooper: When the original book gets you up the duff, turn to Fifty Shades of Pink & Blue for all your baby advice!

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Go the F**k to sleep

Go the Fuck to Sleep

Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach: If only singing sweet lullabies and nursery rhymes to your toddler could send them into a slumber night after night. For parents who like a little realism this book about the bedtime routine is gold.

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