August 7th, 2011 by Nancy
There’s a trend on the Internet right now: books with a letter missing.
It’s simple — just remove one letter from a book title and interpret what that alternative book might be. With just one letter gone, somber classics become modern comedies, and light-hearted reads will undoubtedly make you weep. Check out a few of the best ones I found floating around the Internet:
(Highlight to see the original title of the book – Like this secret but very unexciting message here. Oh, and DIY means “Do It Yourself”.)
Moby DIck: What happened to that dead whale after the corpse was left out in the sun.
A Wrinkle in Time: Getting older sucks!
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s STone: Boy wizard faces off against snarky thinker.
Little WOmen: A black kitten crosses your path.
Here are some of Karen’s creations:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Harry discovers a bunch of deodorant in the basement of Hogwarts.
Pretty Little Liars: Actually, still pretty much the same series.
Maniac Magee: A crazy magician orphan in search of a home.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: A math teacher tries a little too hard to make algebra fun.
Moon over Manifest: Cows protest over the anti-bovine regulation on plane passengers.
The Phantom Tollbooth: a mysterious cloaked man demands boots as people pass him. He just can’t get enough boots!
Because of WInn-Dixie: The goings-about of the many residents of a local inn in Dixie.
The Lightning Thief: A world-class burglar has been prowling around town, but he’s only interested in one thing — incandescent light bulbs!
How about you? Leave a revised title of your favorite books in the comments!
Nancy would really like to read Moo Over Manifest. Clare Vanderpool, get on that! There’s already a cover designed…