We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. After a long day of listening to their lovely children’s screams, cleaning up messes, and discarding excrement, it’s no surprise that many moms and dads go off the deep end from time to time. In sympathy with your plight, we’ve collated a decent assortment of books for parents that will at least bring a smile to your face for a minute or two. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work.

8. Why Is Daddy in a Dress?

Why Is Daddy in a Dress? is a series of life’s most difficult to understand questions matched with their spirit animals in a way that will teach your child recognition of critical emotions such as confusion, sadness, and wonder.

  • Features adorable furry friends
  • Prepares us for uncertain futures
  • Pages can be used as postcards

Publisher Why Is Daddy in a Dress
Weight 8.8 ounces
Rating 3.7 / 5.0

7. If You Give a Mommy a Glass of Wine

If You Give a Mommy a Glass of Wine is a brilliant way to slowly introduce your child to the world’s most popular coping mechanism. It will be best read to kids after finishing a complete bottle to ensure that laughing develops into crying by the end of the book.

  • Pairs well with cabernet
  • Normalizes mom’s alcohol dependency
  • Cute illustrations

Publisher If You Give a Mommy a G
Weight 4.2 ounces
Rating 3.7 / 5.0

6. Nobody Likes a Cockblock

In Nobody Likes a Cockblock, whimsical forest creatures teach their little ones how to get a deep, quiet, and uninterrupted sleep during special nights for mom and dad. This valuable educational book makes for a pretty good chortle.

  • Entirely inappropriate for kids
  • Great gag gift for baby showers
  • Mostly written for dads

Publisher Swanson R
Weight 4.8 ounces
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

5. K is for Knifeball

Alphabet books are terribly boring for the most part, and a proper education should be diverse. Thankfully, K is for Knifeball is here to teach the next generation all sorts of horrible ideas and keep you thoroughly entertained while you read it.

  • Illustrations are actually well done
  • Full of horrendously bad ideas
  • Fun to read over and over

Publisher Chronicle Books CA
Weight 7.8 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

4. Go the F**k to Sleep

Go the F**k to Sleep is the riveting and passionate story of a distraught parent lost in a confusing world of deprivation. It’s best read to young ones with a kind and caring voice while you silently laugh at what you have gotten yourself into.

  • Teaches proper use of please
  • Perfect for the passive-aggressive
  • Modern poetry at its best

Publisher Akashic Books
Weight 7.2 ounces
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

3. All My Friends Are Dead

There’s no better way to teach your children about the only absolute certainty in their life than All My Friends Are Dead. This charming book will help them understand why their goldfish is gone and how their bed is made from dead trees.

  • Playful take on a savage reality
  • Many whimsical examples of death
  • Don’t read it in front of grandma

Publisher imusti
Weight 6.4 ounces
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

2. Bi-Curious George

Get the little spawn’s sexual confusion started early with a few read-throughs of Bi-Curious George, the monkey that let his interests take him away on an adventure full of oiled-up sailors and high fashion. This book is the perfect gift for your conservative friends.

  • Starts with a sassy purple beret
  • Ends with vomiting and drugs
  • Real character development and plot

Publisher Bi-Curious George
Weight 15.2 ounces
Rating 5.0 / 5.0

1. Do You Want To Play With My Balls?

Perhaps there is no better bedtime book than Do You Want To Play With My Balls?, a book where all meaning is up for interpretation. The compelling story ends with a valuable lesson in sharing that both kids and their parents can appreciate.

  • Powerful underlying symbolism
  • Explores loss and human emotion
  • Detailed drawings of balls

Publisher Do You Want To Play Wit
Weight 3.2 ounces
Rating 4.7 / 5.0