I think this is my third installment of strange book covers. If you want to find the others, go to the my home page and search “book covers” or “book titles”. Enjoy:
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This is hilarious! I used to own My Teacher is an Alien!
I’ve totally seen My Teacher is an Alien and “All My Friends are Dead” is actually an extremely funny “grown up” picture book.
My Teacher Is An Alien was one of my fav books when I was a small wee bairn.
Tempted to hunt it down and have a read along with all those old Judy Bloom books. And the Wayside school ones…
Holy crap, I loved all of those books. If I recall, My Teacher Is An Alien had sequels, even.
I’m a Judy Blume fan. Well, when it comes to her kids’ stories. First adult story of hers I read, I didn’t like.
Always the way, right?
These are hilarious! I did grow up when Bunnicula was popular but I had one of James Howe’s other books, “The Celery Stalks at Midnight.”
I can play games with my pussy? Wow.
Only if all your friends are dead…
My favorite: Are you children playing with Lucifer’s testicles. I must track down a copy of it!
The ‘Easter Egg’ one makes the mind boggle…
Ha, I’ve seen a few of these before, pretty amazing!
I guess I HAVE been playing with Lucifer’s testicles. My bad!
Great list! I am more interested in the “Sex and the After Life.”
I’v seen the last one before :) funny
LOVED the Highlander one.
Part of the “I can read movies” series. LOL!
How to Make Money in your Spare Time took me a moment, then I laughed out loud. At work.
I remember the Bunnicula and My teacher is an alien books from elementary school!! If you think the titles and the covers of those cheezy romance novels of the past are hilarious you should look at the new ones at Target or any department store who still sells books. They’re just as worst.
This is incredible! I had a good laugh reading this, so thank you. I needed it after work.
Lucifer’s testicles? Too funny!
A lot of people don’t know the history behind coloring Easter eggs, which is why my kids have never colored Easter eggs. They aren’t suffering for it.
Honestly, I’m more concerned with the people who believe coffin building is a DIY kind of weekend project?!
please share, google doesn’t come up with anything sinister.
Haha this is awesome! I want to read how to be a Canadian!
I’m Canadian and I want to read that book too! lol
Wow! What a collection. You are awesome.
How to be a Canadian is excellent, and Will Ferguson just won the Giller Prize, eh.
I’ve got a copy of “All My Friends Are Dead”. It’s hilarious!
Haha this is so funny. How do you find all these??
The “Bunnicula” books always had the best covers. I seem to remember one involving zombified broccoli…
My favourite post of the week! I did notice, though, that Who Pooped on my Head was missing.
Ever heard of the Kama Pootra? Or Haikus for Jews?
I remember reading the Bunnicula series as a kid.
Check out this site called Better Book Titles. Famous texts get rebranded with more accurate titles.
Very entertaining – had no idea there was even more weirdness than I am used to. The “How To Be A Canadian” got me thinking – since I came from Canada. Some thoughts: socializing centers around the table, people come to visit and stay for weeks, known for politeness and reserve, know how to skate from infancy and rarely complain about the cold.
These are great! Reminds me of Cat in the Blender and Horton Hires a Ho. But anyway, of this group the only one I actually saw at a bookstore was the dinosaur one called All My Friends Are Dead.
I guess someone likes these titles! What do you think?
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Dear readers: look at these and behold comedy. I believe I had a copy of Feelings and How To Destroy Them when I was just a wee little bastard. — J.W.
I wonder if the “Lucifer’s Testicles” and “Sex in the Afterlife” books are companion pieces…
I definitely read My Teacher Is An Alien in school.
“All my Friends are Dead?!” How scary! Cool site!
That’s one of the funniest books – you’ll have to pick it up and see what you think,but I laughed forever reading it.
I definitely remember being utterly confused by that Canadian book as a kid. Great post!
Give baldy your tit….that’s a post in and of itself! Haha thanks for sharing.
Feelings And How to Destroy Them!? Funny!
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This is so hilarious ;D
the authors/publishers of these books are crazy! lol.
These covers are hilarious! And some disturbing…
Thank you so much for your comments and I am glad so many of you enjoyed this post. I have other strange book covers as well in an earlier post you can find on the home page through the search box. I spend a lot of time on the web researching strange items for my novels, and I always post things here that strike my fancy. Please consider supporting this starving artist with The Travelers’ Club and The Ghost Ship, a full length novel, awesomely written, on Kindle for just 99 cents. I guarantee you will enjoy it.
I have a kindle! I’ll totally check it out.Oh and keep up the funny articles :)
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These are very funny. It brightened up our morning :-)
I have show almost everyone in my office this post and they can’t stop laughing. Been trying to broadcast on my Facebook page, but its not working.
haha really funny. thanks for sharing!
Awesome post!! Wow, so many funny covers. Lucifer’s Testicles, wow, just WOW!
My teacher is an alien was my favourite book when I was growing up! Haven’t thought about it for ages! :D
These are hysterical!! Lucifers eggs is possibly my instant fave :) But I may have to go amazon shopping right this minute! Excellent sleuth work
I actually read My Teacher is an Alien as a kid. It was so weird that I still remember it, though I’d forgotten the name. So, thanks!
Hilarious. Of course, ‘Lucifer’s Testicles’ is a spoof. As far as I tell there is no Dr. Daniel Cameroon or Landover Baptist, but it’s very, very funny nonetheless. Thanks for compiling this list – made my day.
Holy shit, that was hysterical. I seriously guffawed at the one about Lucifer’s testicles. Brilliant.
Oh my! Are these real books? Weird stuff!
‘One Sexy Daddy’ is v., v. creepy. I’m sure that one of my exes has read ‘Feelings and How to Destroy Them’. ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Sex in the Afterlife’? Who thinks up this kind of thing! Gosh, a lot of us have to improve our technique in this life and now we have to worry about the next life too?
haha, part of me wants to read some of these, just for the shear hilarity of it.
People tend to make strange cover for the sake of publication.
This is hilarious. Shouldn’t we be concerned that there’s a book called, “How to get a teen-age boy and what to do with him when you get him.” It might actually explain a lot when you think about it.
Giraffes? Giraffes! is my favorite…I might start using this as my own special vernacular…eggs? eggs! t-shirt? t-shirt! It really seems to work with everything:)
The Night Dad Went to Jail — hahahah! Also, all my friends are dead. Wow.
This is very amusing indeed!!! You made me laugh! :D
My favourite strange book cover was worth it just for the title – “Drying Flowers With A Microwave”…
Children’s books are there to prepare them for situations they might encounter in real life. I wish I’d had this kind of guidance when I first developed feelings.
Oh, and my vampire bunny, obviously.
HAHA! Enjoyed reading these titles! One think is for sure, at least the title it gets your attention!
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…Do they taste like chocolate?
I can’t believe these are books covers! Some are funny while some are rather unsettling!
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an amazing and strange list of real book titles, check it out..
Could have used the Boob book! Ha!
I actually laughed out loud when I saw the “Feelings and how to destroy them” one – oh and Bunnicula rocks, seriously thanks for the remind :)
You are my new hero! I love the strange, unusual and funny. Probably because I am strange, unusual, and funny. My mom is a Catholic School librarian. Somehow I don’t think any of these would show up in her collection. :-)
Love it! please keep posting more book covers!
Is that two boys getting married on the Canada book? That book was ahead of its time…
These crack me up! Thanks for the daily dose of humor :)
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I had a good laugh. The one I really want to read is “How to be a Canadian”. It got me thinking that since I moved to Canada 7 years ago maybe there’s something in there for me to learn.
I’d better read ‘Sex in the afterlife’ before it’s too late!
I actually read “My teacher is an alien” when I was a kid! LOL!
I have to get Sex in the Afterlife. It might be hilarious.
Good read, “Games to play with your pussy” The boobs one was the best lol. If anybody’s interested in sports, I’m a brand new blogger. http://theboltsblog.wordpress.com/
I recently read the book Bunnicula to my children, and I loved My Teacher is An Alien, but some of those books on that list made me crack up!
LOL! I don’t know why, but I find the “All My Friends Are Dead” one the most hilarious!!
This is the greatest thing I’ve seen all week, thank you.
Wow! We as a society are this bad off… That we need children’s book on this kind of topic. Wow! Smh
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Haha, I just bought “All my friends are dead” Thanks for the laughter this post brought me!
I just don’t understand how some of these books even got published,by just looking at the covers…hey maybe this is the way to go..? Design poor taste book covers.
I love these!!! LMAO!
I almost sprayed hot tea from my nose reading some of those covers. You have got to be kidding me.
At the risk of sounding cliche, I literally did laugh out loud reading these- thanks for sharing!
I had Bunnicula as a kid, it was actually very good!
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Thanks for the laugh, what a great way to start out Thanksgiving. LMAO!
This is fabulous! :)
This is amazingly crazy! Thanks for sharing :) I was reading these all aloud to my Mother as I read them and came across “Games You Can Play With Your P…..Ooops!” hahha
I’m tempted to have a flick/read of a good many of these; Brilliant
These covers are ridiculously funny. I am gonna look some of these books up and read them, lolololololol.
ahahah those book covers are so funny!
Hilarious!! My favourite is the night dad went to jail.
Cool! Seriously cool. And highlighting not merely some quite talented imaginations and ways of looking at the world – but also one of the realities of the writing and publishing industry. In such an over-subscribed field, authors have to find an edge.
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These are the strangest book covers I’ve ever seen, just hilarious :) :) :) :) Thanks for sharing to the Time Traveler :)
These are amazing! “Games You Can Play With Your Pussy…and other things cat owners should know” is a genius eye-catcher. They’re all so great!
The Sexy Daddy cover is really creepy, but I’d like a copy of All My Friends Are Dead and How To Make Money In Your Spare Time.
Whose idea was it to be straight-forward with children’s books? Hmm… here, Johnny, here’s the hard truth: your father’s an addict.
Boobs if these things could talk….we would have a bestseller
I want to own these book covers. Bunnicula has been around for quite some time.
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Dude! Feelings and how to destroy them, I so want that book.
posted a link on my FB page
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Haha, how did you happen upon these books? I’d loooovve to go that bookstore!
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AMAZING. I also love the ones where the title is pretty normal but the design/illustration is beyond strange…I recently pinned one of my very favorites of this combination here: http://pinterest.com/pin/165788830003063042/ Thanks for sharing this bizarreness!
Feelings and how to destroy them??! What a great book that must be, need that in my life
Oh my, these are so lol…!!! Anyway, “Feelings and how to destroy them”, I’d like to read it.
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Thanks for saving me the trouble of putting together a summer reading list! And congrats on being “Pressed” This is great stuff. Looking forward to following you — in a healthy, cyberspace way…
Hilarious. Hard to choose favorites, but “Corey’s Dad,” “Eating Children,” and “Feelings” are definitely up there!
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Wow…I remember Corey’s Dad Drinks Too Much! Maybe because where I grew up, the library was not much bigger than a postage stamp, so I basically read every book in the place…twice. Sadly, they did not possess Little Bobby’s Drunk Again though.
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There is no favorite in the list, just a lot of good reads. S/O Michael Bradley- Time Traveler
LMAO! luckily I wasn’t drinking anything when I read this.
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