Children’s Books as Horror Movies

What if?

I work in the library at the K-8 school I work at. I’m around books all day. I’m also around kids all day. This got me thinking… What if we took the title of the book, sprinkled in limited knowledge of the actual storyline, and gave it a horror/thriller twist?

Below are movie posters for the children’s books that I’ve selected. Underneath each poster is a link to buy the actual book if you’re interested or need some reference.

1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

2. Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann

3. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

4. The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith

5. Are you my Mother? by P.D. Eastman

6. Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White

7. Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney

8. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? by Bill Martin Jr.

9. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

10. The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

11. My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook

12. A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

13. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

14. There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Bat by Lucille Colandro

15. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

16. The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

17. The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

18. Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

19. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

20. I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt & Cyd Moore

21. Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola

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