Monday, April 7, 2014

Inappropriate Book Titles for Children’s Picture Books

I watch two little girls on Mondays (and occasionally on Sundays). Today was an especially rough day, where the normally happy and delightful three year old had one melt down after another. While it was eventually remedied after I discovered that she had not been fed lunch and stuffed her full of cheese sticks, carrots, and PB&J, during the debacle, my bewildered and somewhat punch-drunk mind came up with these titles:

1.       “Pee-pee in the Potty: A Questions and Answer Book”

2.       “What’s inside my Nose? A Pictorial Exploration”

3.       “Why Mommy takes Xanax”

4.       “You’ve Always Been an Annoying Child”

5.       “500 Reasons to Throw a Temper Tantrum”

6.       “Monsters in the Closet and Sharks in the Toilet”

7.       “The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round, Round and Round, Round and Round and Everyone Just Wanted the Bus to Crash and Burn”

8.       “The Little Boy who Never Stopped Talking: A Cautionary Tale”

9.       “You’re the Reason Your Parents Are Getting Divorced”

10.   “I Like Your Sister Better”


  1. Sounds like instant best-sellers, Amy!

    1. I think "I Like Your Sister Better" is clearly a winner!

  2. Oh lord....I had a good laugh on this one....

    1. And which one do you think is a sure-fire best seller? :)