Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Wednesday Wordplay: Worst Title for a Children's Book


While I’ve enjoy having a blog and sharing my thoughts (okay, ramblings) with the one or two people who read this (one of them likely being my mother), I’ve decided to give myself some structure with it (after all, I am one of those “organized” types).


Inspired by my love of goofiness, I’m deeming every Wednesday to be WORDPLAY WEDNESDAY on my blog. I can’t play an instrument, I can’t play sports, but I CAN play with words. I mean, what else does one do while waiting in line at the P.O. or spending hours waiting at the doctor’s office?


Variations will be many—sometimes a question, a definition, a list, whatever strikes my fancy (after all, it is my blog). I welcome you to join me, as I would suspect that you like playing with words as well.


So—to start things off, here is my first Wednesday Wordplay question: What is the worst title for a children’s book? Here’s one to start: How to Cope When You Are the Reason Your Parents Divorced.


Any wordsmiths out there who'd like to join the fun? What's your worst title for a children's book?

6 comments:

Barbara Bietz said...

Hi Terry,

This is such fun! How about this one:

"Where Spot Really Went When They Sent Him to the "Farm" and Other Lies Your Parents Tell You!"

Barbara

Barbara Bietz said...

Hi Terry,

I told my daughter about your post and she wanted to join the fun! Here are her titles:

"Taking a walk on the Freeway and other relaxing exercises"
"What really happened to Goldie the Goldfish"
"How clean rooms can kill"
"Candy Bars are for Breakfast"
"The Art of Fibbing"
"What to do when you are the reason your teacher took a leave of absence for the rest of the year"
"How to tell your sister than your parents like you best"
"Its easy as 1-2-3! How to make bombs,missiles,and other illegal weapons"
"Business Trip is another word for Vacation-Where your parents really are"
"Curiosity Really kills Cats"

From Jillian

Greg T. said...

"So you want to be a terrorist"
"Full contact ping pong"

Greg

Barbara Bietz said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Greg T. said...

Forgot to add these.

"It's a Dumb, Dumb, Dumb, Dumb World"
"One Swam Over the Cookoos Nest"

Greg

Terry Pierce said...

Oh, I do have some funny friends! Thanks, guys!

Barbara--I love your title. Poor Spot... And how fun that Jillian joined the fun. Perhaps "The Art of Fibbing" would be more appropose for Greg?

Okay, Greg--I want to see full-contact ping-pong. Sounds like fun. My kind of game!

And thanks for the birthday wish, Barbara. Yes, I remember waaaay back when. As I recall, people danced on the day I was born, but only because the earth's crust was still hot.