Profanity in Book Titles

October 27, 2011 | 2 books mentioned 1

Out this week is Marcy Roznick’s If You Give a Kid a Cookie, Will He Shut the —- Up?, a parody aimed at adults of the 1985 children’s book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie… What’s up with all the profanity in book titles lately?

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One comment:

  1. I sense an attempt to cash in that will quickly flood the market and leave us with huge stacks of profanity paced “children’s books ” in the bargain bins.

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