Walker started it, with his sidesplittingly funny first sentences for the children’s books category in Lie-brary. This past vacation he decided that first sentences weren’t enough, and so he began a form of parody we decided to call “textbombing” for entire children’s books. The first one was a Scooby Doo level two reader in which he turned the chase scenes into exercise pictures for Scooby and the gang, with the “monster” their physical trainer.
Eleanor and her friend Danielle continued the fun, taking one of Walker’s beloved Bug’s Life books, Cake Mountain, and turning it into a story about Satanic ritual.
Then Walker and I collaborated on a level one reader about Ant Man, turning it into a story about a man who has anger issues and hates robots.
The last textbombed book of the holiday season was a Thomas the Tank Engine level one reader that I turned into a story about how scary Thomas is. Since the parody is mine, I can share it with you.
Isn’t this a great new art form? For the next few birthdays and special occasions, I think my family members will be creating thoughtful, home-made gifts for each other.
Did you have time to try out new hobbies during the holiday season?