Friday, January 26, 2007

Children's Literature In Your Pants

A few days ago, bookshelves of doom pointed me to John Green's video blog, which he shares with his brother and to which I have since become heavily addicted. A few days ago John featured a long bit about the "In Your Pants" literature game. Basically, you find book titles that go very well with the phrase "in your pants" tacked on to the end. John went around his house and found a bunch of books that play this game well, and presented them to the camera. (The best part is watching him desperately try to keep a straight face while doing this.)

Watching this, of course, made me immediately run to my own bookshelves to find titles that could play. (My husband's response as I eagerly held them over my head was to sigh heavily and mutter something about "immaturity." Okay, fine.)

Of course, 99% of my books are for kids, and the problem was that too many of them worked. Take these, for example:


The Tale of Two Bad Mice In Your Pants
(very, very bad mice)

What Katy Did In Your Pants
(the thrilling tell-all confessional!)

Millions of Cats In Your Pants
(ouch)


Nobody Asked Me If I Wanted A Baby Sister In My Pants
(it's only common courtesy to ask)

And Finally . . .

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day In Your Pants


So, boys and girls . . . can you think of any other good ones?

14 comments:

Nancy said...

From L.M. Montgomery: Emily Climbs in Your Pants

From Louisa May Alcott: An Old-Fashioned Girl in Your Pants

From Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Long Winter in Your Pants

From C.S. Lewis: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in Your Pants (crowded!)

From Madeleine L'Engle: A Wind in the Door in Your Pants

And... From Louis Sachar: Holes in Your Pants!

Scott said...

From J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit in Your Pants

From Orson Scott Card: Xenocide in Your Pants

From Patrick O'Brian: The Hundred Days in Your Pants (someone needs a shower!)

From James Harriott: All Creatures Great and Small in Your Pants

From Tom Clancy: Clear and Present Danger in Your Pants

From Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 100 Years of Solitude in Your Pants

and...Tom Stoppard: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead in Your Pants

Elaine Magliaro said...

This is too much fun!

From Dr. Seuss: Green Eggs and Ham in Your Pants
(Yuck!)

From Bill Martin Jr: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See in Your Pants?
(That's a rhetorical question.)

From Grace Lin: The Ugly Vegetables in Your Pants
(I'm not making soup with them!)

From Jack Gantos: Joey Pigza Loses Control in Your Pants

From Chandra & Comora: George Washington's Teeth in Your Pants
(Don't tell Martha.)

From James Marshall: Miss Nelson Is Back in Your Pants

From Linda Williams: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything in Your Pants
(Intrepid woman, eh?)

From Kevin Henkes: A Weekend with Wendell in Your Pants

From Lauren Stringer: Winter is the Warmest Season in Your Pants

From Keiko Kasza: My Lucky Day in Your Pants

From Maurice Sendak: Chicken Soup with Rice in Your Pants
(Squish)

From Laurence Yep: The Man Who Tricked a Ghost in Your Pants

From Meghan McCarthy: Aliens Are Coming! in Your Pants


A FEW POETRY TITLES

From Adam Rex: Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich in Your Pants

From Lilian Moore: I Never Did That Before in Your Pants

From Jack Prelutsky: The Beauty of the Beast in Your Pants

fusenumber8 said...

Where the Wild Things Are In Your Pants.

Nancy said...

A Single Shard In Your Pants.
(Ouch!)

The Eye The Ear and the Arm In Your Pants.
(Either this is a gruesome true-crime story, or someone is still learning to dress himself.)

Elaine Magliaro said...

Back again!

From Wilson Rawls: Where the Red Fern Grows in Your Pants

From Gary Soto: Too Many Tamales in Your Pants

From Paul Goble: Iktomi Loses His Eyes in Your Pants
(An optical conclusion)

From Margot Zemach: It Could Always Be Worse in Your Pants
(Just ask the rabbi!)

From Kate & Jim McMullan: I Stink! in Your Pants

From Robin Pulver: Punctuation Takes a Vacation in Your Pants

From Pamela Duncan Edwards: Some Smug Slug in Your Pants
(EW!!!)

From Elinor J. Pinczes: One Hundred Hungry Ants in Your Pants
(Yikes! Get the Raid!)

From Kathryn Lasky: The Man Who Made Time Travel in Your Pants

From Nadine Wescott: Never Take a Pig to Lunch in Your Pants

From J. Patrick Lewis: A World of Wonders in Your Pants

web said...

How about some classics:

From Carol Brink: Two Are Better Than One in Your Pants

From Sylvia Louise Engdahl: Journey Between Worlds in Your Pants

From Jean Little: One to Grow On in Your Pants

From Ellen Raskin: Figs and Phantoms in Your Pants

From Norma Johnston: Myself and I in Your Pants

From Louise Fitzhugh: The Long Secret in Your Pants

From John Fitzgerald: The Great Brain in Your Pants

From M.T. Anderson: Feed in Your Pants

From Susan Cooper: The Dark is Rising in Your Pants

Dawn said...
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Dawn said...

For Mo Willems fans:

Time to Pee in Your Pants!

The Pigeon Loves Things That Go in Your Pants!

The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog in Your Pants!

Today I Will Fly in Your Pants!

Leonardo, the Terrible Monster in Your Pants!

lili said...

don't forget Robert Cormier's classic

I Am The Cheese In Your Pants


or A A Milne's charming

Now We Are Six In Your Pants

Chelsea said...

From Guy Gavriel Kay: The Lord Of Emperors In your Pants

From Stephen Covey: The 7 habits of Highly Effective People In Your Pants (Now that's a book many people should read!)

From Søren Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling In Your Pants (Don't know why, but this one sounds rather creepy to me)

Marilyn said...

Marilyn said: Holes in your pants
Fuzz Frenzie in your pants
Runaway Bunny in your pants

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