One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, by Dr. Seuss
“It was the first book that ever made me laugh out loud. These days I read it to my 6-year-old, always making sure to overemphasize those last few lines: ‘Every day, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.’ ”
Recommended by Dan Zevin, a humorist and the author of the memoirs The Day I Turned Uncool ($9, e-book, amazon.com) and Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad ($15, amazon.com).
To buy: $9, amazon.com.