Funny Books About Moms: Celebrating All That Moms Do

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so it is the perfect time to recognize how wonderful mothers are! From taking care of kids, to caring for the house, while balancing life with a smile, moms do it all. There are lots of amazing books that depict the love between a mother and child, many of which I previously shared on my list of books about love. To add to those books, I decided to gather up some funny read alouds for Mother’s Day that celebrate moms and all that they do!

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Moms Can Do Anything

My Mom Is the Best Circus was written and illustrated by Luciana Navarro Powell. This board book follows a mom and her two kids as they compare her daily activities to circus acts. Moms are jugglers, clowns and beast tamers on a daily basis all while wearing stilts (high heels). This lighthearted comparison is accompanied by bright and colorful illustrations depicting the many wonderful hats the mom wears during a normal day.

My Mom Has X-ray Vision was written by Angela McAllister and illustrated by Alex T. Smith. This book follows Matthew, a little boy who is pretty sure that his mom has x-ray vision. She can always tell when he is up to something, even when she is in another room! Matthew decides to test his theory and find out if his mom really does have superpowers. Kids will love the bright illustrations and the idea that their mom may be a superhero, while moms will appreciate the humor of the story.

Taking Care of Your Mom

M.O.M. (Mom Operating Manual) was written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Laura Cornell. This book is better suited for older kids or for moms themselves who need a good laugh. This is an operating manual for moms, and it walks the reader through caring for a mom. This includes ensuring that she gets enough sleep, proper nutrition, hydration, outside time and more. The illustrations are very detailed and funny, giving little bits of advice, as well as the dos and dont’s of taking care of your mom. There is a lot of good advice for kids about how not to upset their mom as well!

How to Raise a Mom was written by Jean Reagan and illustrated by Lee Wildish. This story teaches young kids how to care for their moms. Starting with how to get her up in the morning, and going through the day, this book includes ideas for dressing your mom, helping your mom relax, and even calming your mom when she gets cranky running errands. Kids will enjoy how the tables are turned from mom taking care of them, and moms will get a kick out of seeing their own words used against them. The story is paired with fun illustrations and has a very sweet ending.

Helping Your Mom

What Moms Can’t Do was written by Douglas Wood and illustrated by Doug Cushman. This book is part of a line of books detailing things that adults can’t do without help from kids. This book lists things that moms can’t do, from making beds without help to being able to say goodbye. Kids will be entertained by the idea that moms can’t do everything, while moms will enjoy the humor in each page. You may even see yourself on the pages! (Anyone else not able to hear themselves think sometimes?). This book has a very sweet ending, revealing the one thing that moms do better than anyone else.

Showing Mom Some Love

My Mommy Hung the Moon: A Love Story was written by Jamie Lee Curtis and illustrated by Laura Cornell. This brightly colored rhyming story captures the feeling we have while we are young, that our mothers can and have done everything. From writing all the books to making rainbows appear after a rain, the narrator talks about all of the amazing things that her mom does to make the world a wonderful place for her. Kids will be entertained by the funny illustrations and the list of things moms do. Moms will appreciate the recognition that they do everything, and then do even more when the day is done.

What NOT to Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day was written by Martha Seif Simpson and illustrated by Jana Christy. The narrator is a little boy who details a list of gross items that you shouldn’t give to your mom for Mother’s Day. However, for each gross item, the story shows an animal mother who would appreciate it. This is a fun way to celebrate mothers in the animal kingdom as well. Kids will be entertained by the notion of giving mom any of the gross items on the page, while moms will appreciate the sweet ending.

There are so many amazing books out there celebrating moms and all of the amazing things that they do. What are your favorite books to read together for Mother’s Day? Share in the comments below!


  • Belle

    May 4, 2017 at 8:29 am Reply

    These are such great books! I’d love to read these to my kids!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • Vicki

      May 4, 2017 at 12:32 pm Reply

      Thank you!

  • Eryn

    May 4, 2017 at 10:07 am Reply

    These are such cute books! Thanks for searching them out and sharing!

    • Vicki

      May 4, 2017 at 12:33 pm Reply

      They are really fun!

  • Meredith

    May 4, 2017 at 10:21 am Reply

    Aww I love all these mom books!!! I hope I get one of these for mother’s day!! 😀

    • Vicki

      May 4, 2017 at 12:33 pm Reply

      I hope you do too!

  • Casey

    May 4, 2017 at 12:52 pm Reply

    I love pairing up books with holidays! Great choices. Can’t wait to pick some to read to my boys.

    • Vicki

      May 4, 2017 at 8:28 pm Reply

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them!

  • Amelia Furman

    May 4, 2017 at 3:31 pm Reply

    I will look for these books! One of my favorite in our home is “If Mom Had Three Arms.” My six year old has been reading it for years and it’s still a favorite.

    • Vicki

      May 4, 2017 at 8:30 pm Reply

      I will have to look that one up! It sounds awesome!

  • Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries

    May 4, 2017 at 3:33 pm Reply

    My daughter loves the book What Mom’s Can’t Do. Those books are so cute!

    • Vicki

      May 4, 2017 at 8:39 pm Reply

      They are! I think they are so funny for both kids and adults!

  • Joanna

    May 4, 2017 at 3:42 pm Reply

    This is such a great list! I want to go pick some of them up now.

    • Vicki

      May 4, 2017 at 8:40 pm Reply

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them!

  • Leila

    May 4, 2017 at 5:18 pm Reply

    As always I love your book recommendations. Those are so fun!

    • Vicki

      May 4, 2017 at 8:42 pm Reply

      Thank you!

  • Angela

    May 4, 2017 at 8:58 pm Reply

    These are amazing! I’ve never heard of any of them. Now I’m gonna have to get one…or all of them. We’re book obsessed here!

    • Vicki

      May 5, 2017 at 11:54 am Reply

      I hope you do, and that they bring a smile to your face!

  • Sarah

    May 4, 2017 at 10:44 pm Reply

    I always love your book recommendations! What Moms Can’t Do looks especially cute!

    • Vicki

      May 5, 2017 at 11:54 am Reply

      Thank you! It is a funny book!

  • Lexie @

    May 5, 2017 at 12:28 pm Reply

    These are great ideas. If we’re going to read books to our kiddos, we might as well enjoy them ourselves. 🙂

    • Vicki

      May 5, 2017 at 1:15 pm Reply

      They are really funny, and parents can enjoy the humor as well!

  • Bethany

    May 5, 2017 at 12:40 pm Reply

    These books are adorable! I have not heard of most of these. These will definitely be added to my list.

    • Vicki

      May 5, 2017 at 1:17 pm Reply

      They are really funny books that both parents and kids can enjoy the humor in!

  • Chrissie @ One Hangry Mama

    May 5, 2017 at 1:57 pm Reply

    Great book suggestions! Always looking for new, tolerable books. My hubby got me “What Not to Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day” last year, and it’s a fun read with my toddler!

    • Vicki

      May 5, 2017 at 2:06 pm Reply

      Aw, that is a very fun one! I hope you enjoy some of the other ones as well!

  • Debby

    May 5, 2017 at 2:46 pm Reply

    I love these books. I so wish I had known about them when my kids were young. Great post

    • Vicki

      May 5, 2017 at 6:56 pm Reply

      Thank you! They are fun books!

  • Mica

    May 5, 2017 at 10:41 pm Reply

    What a fun list! So many cute books here 🙂

    • Vicki

      May 5, 2017 at 10:55 pm Reply

      Thank you!

  • Emily

    May 6, 2017 at 5:11 am Reply

    These look great! I am going to have to grab a few!

    • Vicki

      May 6, 2017 at 10:38 am Reply

      I’m so glad! I hope they make you laugh!

  • Dataman

    May 6, 2017 at 1:59 pm Reply

    These are great! We all need to show Mom some extra love, especially on Mother’s Day!!

    • Vicki

      May 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm Reply

      I agree! We can always show them some more love!

  • lauren | love lola

    May 6, 2017 at 6:46 pm Reply

    these look so cute!!

    • Vicki

      May 7, 2017 at 12:25 pm Reply


  • Camesha | Mama Motivator

    May 6, 2017 at 6:52 pm Reply

    What adorable little books! I need to snag a few of these for my kiddos! They keep whispering about their super secret Mother’s Day plans. It’s too cute!

    • Vicki

      May 7, 2017 at 12:27 pm Reply

      That is adorable!

  • Hannah Christensen

    May 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm Reply

    This is a fun list of books for Mother’s day

    • Vicki

      May 8, 2017 at 7:23 pm Reply

      Thank you!

  • Stephanie

    May 8, 2017 at 2:05 pm Reply

    🤣 Mom Operating Manual! 🤣 Out of pure curiosity I have to read that one!

    • Vicki

      May 8, 2017 at 7:24 pm Reply

      Haha, it is a very funny one!

  • Kate A

    May 8, 2017 at 9:27 pm Reply

    We’re going to have to check out My Mom Has X-Ray Vision- it looks super cute!

    • Vicki

      May 8, 2017 at 10:37 pm Reply

      It is a really fun one!

  • April Kitchens

    May 10, 2017 at 6:55 am Reply

    My daughter loves My Mom has X-ray Vision! I’m going to look for the others at the library. I always love your blog posts.

    • Vicki

      May 10, 2017 at 11:56 am Reply

      Thank you! I had a lot of fun putting this one together!

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