Sunday, July 27, 2008

Unlikely Titles

The following “unlikely titles” were written by Ron Koertge for the Cadenza feature that appeared in the September/October 2006 issue of The Horn Book:

Ron Koertge's Unlikely Titles

A Wrinkle Caught Just in Time (The Botox Journals)

Winnie the Poop

Bipolar Magee

Horton Hears a Whom

The Little Engine That Could but at $3.99 a Gallon Didn’t Very Often

You can read the rest of Koertge’s Unlikely Titles here.

I was inspired by Koertge’s Unlikely Titles. As soon as I finished reading the Cadenza, I picked up my pencil and started writing down my own “unlikely titles.” Then I typed the titles on my computer, saved them in a file, and forgot about them. This morning, as I was deleting files from my computer, I came upon my “Unlikely Titles” document. I added a few more titles…and here they are:

Elaine’s Unlikely Children’s Book Titles

Chicken Soup with Lice

The Very Hungry Larva

The Ultra-suede Rabbit

Mike Mulligan and His Ethanol-powered Backhoe

Snow White and the Seven Short-statured Men

Alexander and the Wonderful, Marvelous, So Good, Very Great Day

Green Egg Beaters and Spam

A Condo Is a Condo for Me

Frog and Toad Are Married

The Bon Jour Au Revoir Window

I Still Stink!

Frankenstein Makes a Panino

Click Clack Cluck: Chickens That Tap Dance

Brie and Caviar for Frances

Where the Wild Things Are Having an Orgy

Harriet the Spy Returns: The FISA Files

Would anyone care to suggest some more Unlikely Titles?


jama said...

Love your titles, Elaine! Will have to put my thinking cap on . . .

Elaine Magliaro said...


Thanks. I'll look forward to reading your "unlikely titles."

Jules at 7-Imp said...

Hee. You rascal, you. Very funny.

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