Silly Book Titles
There are several ways to view the topic of Silly Book Titles. Some titles are innately ridiculous, for example 'I Was Tortured by the Pygmy Love Queen'. In other cases it's the combination of title and author that brings a smile to our face, for instance by Forestry by Teresa Green.
Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop
The British magazine 'The Bookseller' has announced its shortlist for the oddest book title of the year.
The prize for the "oddest book title of the year" was announced in March 2013. The winner? Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop – a "practical" guide to how to "clear your home and garden of goblins and banish them forever."
Previous Winners of the Silliest Book Title
2008 Winner of London's Diagram Prize of odd titles is 'Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers'. Will and Guy cannot wait for the movie!
2007's winner of 'The Oddest Book Title' was: 'The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America by A Guide to Field Identification', by Julian Montague.
Enjoy the Hilarity of the Short List of Silly Book Titles
Will and Guy have researched further funny and amusing book titles for you to smile at by
This book is called Cooking With Poo. Yes, "Poo"; this is the Thai word for crab and it's also author Saiyuud Diwong's nickname so our Thai friend Sakuntra, who now lives in Portsmouth, tells us.
More Funny Book Titles: have come to our notice recently. Here is a selection of the best:
Estonian Sock Patterns All Around the World by Aino Praakli (Kirjastus Elmatar). Covers styles of socks and stockings found in Estonian knitting.
The Great Singapore Penis Panic: And the Future of American Mass Hysteria by Scott D Mendelson (Createspace). An analysis of the "Koro" psychiatric epidemic that hit the island of Singapore in 1967.
Mr Andoh's Pennine Diary: Memoirs of a Japanese Chicken Sexer in 1935 Hebden Bridge by Stephen Curry and Takayoshi Andoh (Royd Press). The story of Koichi Andoh, who travelled from Japan to Yorkshire in the 1930s to train workers at a hatchery business the art of determining the sex of one-day-old chicks.
A Taxonomy of Office Chairs by Jonathan Olivares (Phaidon). Exhaustive overview of the evolution of the modern office chair. The Mushroom in Christian Art by John A Rush (North Atlantic Books). In which the author reveals that Jesus is a personification of the Holy Mushroom, Amanita Muscaria.
A Century of Sand Dredging in the Bristol Channel: Volume Two by Peter Gosson (Amberley). A book that documents the sand trade from its inception in 1912 to the present day, focusing on the Welsh coast.
Based on an article written by Joel Rickett in a Weekend Guardian supplement we have succeeded in tracking down further bizarre book titles to amuse and amaze our readers. Will has to admit that some of these strange titles made him giggle - 'must have been my mood,' he said.
The Diagram Prize is awarded each year to the oddest title presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Guy agrees that several of these books fall into the 'must read category'.
Medical books are usually difficult to understand, therefore Will and Guy were pleased to see these titles in both the Ladybird book list and in the 'Janet and John' series.
Two friends, Bob and Mick who hadn't seen each other for a while were having lunch and catching up on one another.
"So what are you doing with yourself these days?" Bob asked.
"That's great!" Bob replied. "So have you sold anything yet?"
"What have you sold?" asked Bob.
Will and Guy's Top Twenty of Funny But "Less Successful" Children's Book Titles
Will and Guy are grateful that these silly books are currently out of print
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