Failed Children’s Book Titles

| 7/29/2009 5:44:16 PM

Book nerds and children’s literature nostalgics alike were treated today when Twitter exploded with the trending topic #failedchildrensbooktitles. Plenty of “failed titles” took the raunchy road—can it ever be helped on the internet?—while others proved good old fashioned humor still has a place online. Some of my non-offensive favorites (with their twittering creators in parenthesis):

Ramona Quimby, age 38 (@the_games_afoot)

Furious George (@swagner1031)

Little House on Stolen Land (@kitchenartist)

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Mercury Poisoning (@Fletcherism73)

Horton Hears The Who (@NilsAParker)

8/7/2009 2:41:21 PM

I also liked @jkottke 's response: Lolita

8/7/2009 2:38:40 PM

@ Mark E. Thanks for the spam, jerk.

8/7/2009 2:37:10 PM

The worst ever, although not technically "failed", has to be Bill O'Reilly's "Children Are Americans Too". As if.

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