April 25, 2009

Book Titles for Opposite Day (Or Not)

Posted by at 8:28 am in Reads, Writing Prompt | Permalink

Oppositeday_130 Today is Opposite Day! Or should I say, "Today ISN'T Opposite Day" in order to make that true?

If you're as big of a Zac Efron fan as I am, then I bet you watched his recent appearance on Saturday Night Live. Obviously, I was glued to the TV for that. But while I loved the parody of HSM, I actually laughed the hardest at one part of "Weekend Update" featuring a band that takes classic rock songs and changes the lyrics to their "opposites" — sometimes using the word "opposites" pretty loosely. For example, the song "That's What Friends Are For" became "That's What Enemies Are Five." (Get it?)

I was inspired to do the same thing, but Splot-style. So I came up with some "opposite" book titles:

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid –> Skywriting of a Brave Adult
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire –> Harry Potter and the Collander of Ice
  • Inkdeath –> Wite-Out® Birth
  • Esperanza Rising –> Desperación Falling
  • Because of Winn-Dixie –> In Spite of Safeway (or In Spite of Food Emporium, In Spite of Gristedes, In Spite of Stop & Shop — take your pick)

Now it's your turn. Leave a comment with your opposite book titles! Or, you know, don't . . .

— Karen, STACKS Staffer

  1. fallwindow

    THIS IS FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    beyond the grave-in front of the crib
    battle of the labyrinth-peace of the room
    the black circle-the white square
    things not seen-things obviously visible
    harry potter and the half blood prince-harry potter and the full water princess

  2. MerryG

    Oh that’s a easy one… don’t choose:
    Alice in Blunerland< Alice in Wonderland
    My Sixteenth Winter< My Seventeenth Summer
    The Melting of Maggie Bean< The Liberation of Gabriel King

  3. MerryG

    That’s a tough one… How about:
    Is That a Dead Dog in Your Locker>Is that a Sick Cat in Your Backpack
    Alice and the Looking Glass>The Looking Glass Wars
    Hope You like my picks!!!

  4. Grace

    LOL!!!
    here are some more.
    Harry Potter and the half blood prince = Harry Potter and the no blood princess
    The dog in the freezer = The cat in the sun
    green eggs and ham = red beens and steak

  5. Madeline

    1. The Polar Express- The Tropical Local
    2. The Lightning Thief- The Thunder Maker
    3. The Sea of Monsters- THe Land of Fairies
    4. The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)- The SML (Small Mean Leprechaun)
    THIS IS SO MUCH FUN!

  6. missm26

    Half moon investigations If a tree falls at lunch period…….< When a bush grows on the weekend!!!!!!!!!!
    firegirl Charlie Bone and the castle of mirrors< charlie muscle and the underground fortress of darkness

  7. harrypotterluv22

    heres mine LOL
    HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE=
    HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF HOTNESS!!!
    thats harry, hes sooo dreamy, i mean isnt he girls!?

  8. harrypotterluv22

    I LOVE HARRY POTTER! NO BOOKS CAN BE BETTER! JK ROWLING RULES! I LOVE YOU HARRY POTTER!

  9. Anna

    twenty and ten is a really good book it is about ten regular kids with Siter gabriel and they all picked to help twenty jewish kids. the nazis are trying to kill all the jewish. all th e jewish kids that they are prtekting the parents already got killed. opps I shoulded tell you guys to much of the great book.

  10. Anna

    harry potter and the deathly hallows should be called =the new hrry potter and the last voldamort

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