In the most recent edition of Writers’ Forum there was a feature which basically consisted of someone who thought it was easy to write a picture book for children being proven wrong.  I’ve yet to write a picture book (although it is on my To-Do List for the end of this year), but the piece got me thinking it might be fun to brainstorm some titles.  Yes, coming up with new book titles is my idea of fun – because what do you do that’s so much better?  Nothing, that’s what.  So.

  • The Blobfish At The Bottom Of The Pool – a small girl refuses to learn how to swim because her local pool is full of blobfish.  They could be literal blobfish, or some kind of metaphor for her insecurities.
  • The Repressed British Picture Book – this would basically consist of taking the British Problems twitter feed and adding pictures.  Possibly in the style of Edward Gorey.
  • Percy the Piglet Squid Has A Picnic – I was recently introduced to the WTF, Evolution? Tumblr and was really taken with the piglet squid.  I imagine his picnic would involve lots of other weird but cheery looking sea creatures and they would have a jolly time.  The blobfish probably wouldn’t get invited though.
  • Who Puked In My Boots? – a sequel to the much loved Story of the Little Mole Who Knew it was None of His Business.  It does exactly what it says on the tin.

Leave a comment if you’ve got any ideas to add…