October 3, 2011

Wacky Book Titles

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Novel Need a break from homework and all the heavy stuff? Well, you're in luck because for today's Writing Prompt we thought it would be fun to use your brain for pure wackiness! Take a look at these classic book titles. Then fill in the blanks to turn them into your own ridiculous new title. The wackier the better!

For example: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing becomes . . . Tales of a Soggy (adjective) Banana. (noun)

Now try these titles:

  1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis becomes . . . The Lion, the Witch and the _________. (noun)
  2. The Cricket in Times Square by George Seldon becomes . . . The _____ (noun) in _______ ________. (place)
  3. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume becomes . . . Are You There God? It’s Me, ________. (name)
  4. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White becomes. . . _____ (name)’s _______. (noun)
  5. Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary becomes . . . Ramona the _______. (adjective)
  6. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien becomes . . . .Mrs. Frisby and the ____ (noun) of ____. (place)
  7. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl becomes. . . ______ (name) and the Giant ______. (noun)
  8. Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Robert Lawson becomes . . . Mr. Popper’s _______ (noun)
  9. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan becomes . . . _______ (name), _______ (adjective) and _________ (adjective)
  10. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder becomes . . . ________(adjective) House on the ________ (noun)

Fill in the blanks with your selects in the Comments below. Now if only we could find out how the new stories would go. . .

—Ratha, Stacks Writer

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  1. MidnightAmber4

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis becomes . . . The Lion, the Witch and the pie. (noun)
    The Cricket in Times Square by George Seldon becomes . . . The waffle (noun) in Hollywood California. (place)
    Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume becomes . . . Are You There God? It’s Me, Harry Potter. (name)
    Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White becomes. . . Dumbledore(name)’s house. (noun)
    Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary becomes . . . Ramona the weird. (adjective)
    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien becomes . . . .Mrs. Frisby and the waffle (noun) of Asia. (place)
    James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl becomes. . . Pinkie Pie (name) and the Giant cupcake. (noun)
    Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Robert Lawson becomes . . . Mr. Popper’s televisions (noun)
    Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan becomes . . . Rainbow Dash(name), weird (adjective) and lumpy (adjective)
    Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder becomes . . . Giant(adjective) House on the handbag (noun)

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  2. alan

    Somebody could just get a piece of paper and write that down, and what’s so funny about.
    Oh yeah, you can make Charlotter’s Web into Bob’s candle,

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  3. dolphinfairy49

    1. The Lion, the Witch and the Desktop
    2. The sunset in Antarctica
    3. Are You There God? It’s Me, Dorothy
    4. Lacy’s lace
    5. Ramona the dingbat
    6. Mrs. Frisby and the cupcake of London
    7. Jackson and the Giant cucumber
    8. Mr. Popper’s dingdongs
    9.Eva, blue and pink
    10.Disgusting House on the spacebar

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  4. hiphoph

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis becomes . . . The Lion, the Witch and the ______hedgehog___. (noun)
    The Cricket in Times Square by George Seldon becomes . . . The _poodle____ (noun) in _______Maine ________. (place)
    Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume becomes . . . Are You There God? It’s Me, ___Emily_____. (name)
    Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White becomes. . . __Elizabeths___ (name)’s __soup_____. (noun)
    Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary becomes . . . Ramona the ___Feirce____. (adjective)
    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien becomes . . . .Mrs. Frisby and the _book___ (noun) of ___Wonderland_. (place)
    James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl becomes. . . __Lilly____ (name) and the Giant __Penguins____. (noun)
    Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Robert Lawson becomes . . . Mr. Popper’s ___Computer____ (noun)
    Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan becomes . . . ___Jake____ (name), ___Strong____ (adjective) and ____Fast_____ (adjective)
    Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder becomes . . . ___Slimy_____(adjective) House on the ___Creek_____ (noun)

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  5. PhoenixSong3

    So this is kind of like mad libs?? Whatever it is- I’m doing it:
    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis becomes . . . The Lion, the Witch and the dolphin. (noun)
    The Cricket in Times Square by George Seldon becomes . . . The pirate (noun) in your head. (place)
    Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume becomes . . . Are You There God? It’s Me, Charlie the unicorn. (name)
    Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White becomes. . . Gertrude (name)’s pickles. (noun)
    Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary becomes . . . Ramona the giant. (adjective)
    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien becomes . . . .Mrs. Frisby and the faries (noun) of Hogwarts. (place)
    James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl becomes. . . Susan (name) and the Giant pie. (noun)
    Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Robert Lawson becomes . . . Mr. Popper’s whales (noun)
    Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan becomes . . . Aaliyah (name), old (adjective) and stout (adjective)
    Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder becomes . . . Wierd(adjective) House on the Plateau (noun)
    that was really fun!!
    ~Phoenixsong3

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  6. fireflamer5

    1 pineapple
    2 polar bear San Francisco
    3 Fredilina ( She’s a ladybug)goofy grin nope wasn’t my idea!
    4 Suzie glue-stick
    5 plump
    6 bookshelf flea market
    7 Julie Albert Einstein
    8 juice
    9 Katie
    10 gory paper
    I’ll give the books later

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  7. Lily Luna :)

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis becomes . . . The Lion, the Witch and the *Nerdfighter*
    The Cricket in Times Square by George Seldon becomes . . . The *Lion* in *Pigfarts*
    Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume becomes . . . Are You There God? It’s Me, *Ron Weasley*
    Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White becomes. . . *Draco’s* *Rocketship*
    Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary becomes . . . Ramona the *Berry*
    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien becomes . . . .Mrs. Frisby and the *Slumbering Cubs* of *Pigfarts*
    James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl becomes. . . *Harry* and the Giant *Horcrux*
    Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Robert Lawson becomes . . . Mr. Popper’s *Pygmy Puffs*
    Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan becomes . . . *Draco,* *Short* and *Evil*
    Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder becomes . . . *Slytherin* House on *Mars*
    very original. not. And if you get the Starkid and (couple) Nerdfighter things, you are *totally* awesome

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  8. silverfrost12

    1. The Lion, the Witch, and the Talking Furniture
    2. The Banana in Monkey Town
    3. Are you there God? It’s me, Bobetta
    4. Bobetta’s Banana
    5. Ramona the Fat
    6. Mrs. Frisby and the Bananas of Monkey Town
    7. Bobetta and the Giant Banana
    8. Mr. Popper’s Bananas
    9. Bobetta, Old and Skinny
    10. Gargantuan House on the White House
    Hehe that was fun :P

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  9. DorkQueen

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis becomes . . . The Lion, the Witch and the Apple.
    The Cricket in Times Square by George Seldon becomes . . . The Moon in Santa Cruz.
    Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume becomes . . . Are You There God? It’s Me, Lestria.
    Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White becomes. . . Candie’s Candy Cane.
    Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary becomes . . . Ramona the Lazy.
    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien becomes . . . .Mrs. Frisby and the Palace of Greece.
    James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl becomes. . . Lestria and the Giant Crane.
    Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Robert Lawson becomes . . . Mr. Popper’s Pigs.
    Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan becomes . . . Lestria, Proud and Tall.
    Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder becomes . . . Short House on the Sea.

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  10. Marytonga

    1: The Lion, the Witch, and the Teapot.
    2: The Snowman in Lima, Peru.
    3: Are You There God? It’s Me, Zeus.
    4: Ramona’s Banana.
    5: Ramona the Insane.
    6: Mrs. Frisby and the Bananas of Lima.
    7: Ramona and the Giant Teapot.
    8: Mr. Popper’s Snowmen.
    9: Zeus, Omniscient and Omnipotent.
    10: Insane House on the Teapot.

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  11. ninjadragon99

    1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis becomes . . . The Lion, the Witch and the hand bag.
    2. The Cricket in Times Square by George Seldon becomes . . . The Shoe in Washington D.C.
    3. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume becomes . . . Are You There God? It’s Me, Véronique.
    4. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White becomes. . . George’s Candle.
    5. Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary becomes . . . Ramona the Fluffy.
    6. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien becomes . . . .Mrs. Frisby and the Frisbees of Canada.
    7. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl becomes. . . Laura and the Giant fedora.
    8. Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Robert Lawson becomes . . . Mr. Popper’s toucans.
    9. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan becomes . . . Lissa, Purple and Fuzzy.
    10. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder becomes . . . Wacky House on the pancakes. :D That was awesome!!!

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