Failed Children’s Book Titles

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

Tags: Great Writing, literary news, books and publishers, children's lit, book titles, Judy Blume, Will Arnett, Twitter,

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.