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7 Children’s Books Written in Response to Other Books

Some authors write books because they have a way with words. Other people write books because they have a story they want to share with the world. And a select group of individuals write books mostly to spite the author of another book. These books were written in response to another book, some angrily and [...]

Dune Coloring and Activity Books

To promote the movie, the producers of Dune (1984) released a set of children’s coloring and activity books. Coilhouse has scanned several pages from them, many of which are shockingly and hilariously inappropriate for children. Link via Nerdcore Previously: Goodnight Dune

Goodnight Moon Storybook Zoobie

Goodnight Moon Storybook Zoobie – $34.95 The Goodnight Moon Storybook Zoobie from the NeatoShop. It’s the classic version. It’s not set in the Dune universe. This cuddly plush bunny turns from a toy, to a pillow, to a blanket. It’s tame, super functional, and downright adorable. It makes the perfect companion for your active child. I’ll admit, however, [...]

If Science Fiction Writers Did Children’s Books

College Humor has a collection of science fiction stories done up as children’s books. I liked Goodnight Dune the best, but you really need to see Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Who. Link -via mental_floss

Goodnight Keith Moon

(YouTube Link) Goodnight Keith Moon is a parody of the classic children’s picture book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. This version by Bruce Worden and Clare Cross features Keith Moon (1946-1978), drummer for The Who. The humor is pretty dark, so readers who don’t wish to have haunting memories Goodnight Moon should probably skip this one. Link [...]