playing with words and books: my favourite

The 42nd Annual Bodacious Book Contest is going on at Lisa Yee’s blog.  This year, the theme is six-word plot summaries of familiar books (modeled on Six-Word Memoirs).

Examples given to show the idea:

Book: Old Yeller
Summary: Good dog. Bad dog. Dead dog.

Book: Twilight
Summary: All because she smelled really good.

My favourites from submitted entries:

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Don’t give a mouse a cookie.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Five Kids Get Their Just Desserts

Good night. I said good night.

The Runaway Bunny
Give it up, there’s no escape.

The Three Little Pigs
Housing bubble bursts; wolf evicts pigs.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Those look good on you. Really.

I love a word game, especially one with books.  I played with a few titles, and came up with these:

Nothing But Ghosts, by Beth Kephart
Dig hole. Make friends. Solve mysteries.

Empress of the World, by Sara Ryan
Girl girl. Girl boy. Girl girl.

Absolutely Maybe, by Lisa Yee (yes, same one, eek)
roadtrip, ex-step-dad, tacos: whole new life

Good Enough, by Paula Yoo
Parents’ pride or Cute Trumpet Guy?

Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman
Lots of dogs, on the move.

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Make friends. Influence people. Escape death.

So much fun.  Take a look at Lisa’s site for more submissions, and for her highlights of past contest and winners.  There are some seriously clever people out there in the kidlitosphere.

Yes, that’s a word.  What?  It’s a living language.


listening to: Modest Mouse, Fire It Up

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