Create a New Story Title Contest

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Photo of the DVD case for Scholastic's Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics Thinpak. An image from Where the Wild Things Are is visible on the front.

The Prize: Five creative winners will take home Scholastic’s Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics DVD Thinpak:

"One hundred award-winning and classic children’s stories are
faithfully adapted and brought to life in this comprehensive 16-DVD
collection. From the Maurice Sendak classic Where the Wild Things Are to the beloved adventures of Curious George and Corduroy
parents and children alike are sure to enjoy these classic treasures
featuring celebrity narration from Sarah Jessica Parker, James Earl
Jones and many more! Runtime: 14 hours, 41 minutes."

Your Mission: Create a new story title that combines words from 2 to 3 titles from the list of 100 Scholastic stories in the DVD pack (see the official list of 100 titles below). Entries will be judged based on creativity, originality and humor. Have fun!

  • You may rearrange words in the original real titles and discard unwanted words.
  • You may add only one word to your new title that doesn’t exist in the original real titles (no obscene titles, please).
  • You may add punctuation and pluralize words.
  • After stating your new title, list the original real titles you utilized.

Example using one added word:
Harold and the Purple Crayon Visit Trashy Town
1. Harold and the Purple Crayon
2. Trashy Town

Example using only original words:
The Day Curious George Ate The Paperboy
1. The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash
2. Curious George Rides a Bike
3. The Paperboy

Submit your contest entry via the comment form below. To be eligible, you must include: the new title, the 2 to 3 real original titles, your name or nickname and a valid e-mail address in your
blog comment.

Your e-mail address won’t be published, but will be used to contact
you if you win (check your spam filter just in case!). The winner must
provide his or her shipping address to Thingamababy within 1 week of
the winner notification e-mail being sent. Thingamababy will then share
the address with Scholastic’s publicist for the purpose of shipping the
prize.

The contest ends 11:59 p.m., Friday, October 10, 2008, Pacific time.

The contest is open only to residents of the United States or Canada
(your shipping address must be in the US or Canada). The DVDs are in
Region 1 formatting (you guessed it, viewable only for US and Canadian
DVD players).

People from other countries are welcome to participate purely
on a for-the-fun level, but please add the prefix "Outlander" to your
name to help distinguish your unofficial entries. Again, if you do not
have a shipping address in the US or Canada, you will not be awarded
the prize. Think of it as one of Thingamababy’s many just-for-fun game
posts.

When the contest deadline has passed, my wife and I will narrow the
submissions down to our 5 favorite submissions to win the 16-DVD collection and
those winners will be announced on Thingamababy.

Now jog your brain! Enter as often as you like.

Story Titles:

Use 2 to 3 of the titles below to create the new story title.

1. 14 Rats and a Catcher
2. Alligators All Around
3. Angus and the Ducks
4. Antarctic Antics
5. Apt. 3
6. The Beast of Monsieur Racine
7. Blueberries for Sal
8. Burt Dow: Deep-Water Man
9. By the Light of the Halloween Moon
10. Cat and Canary
11. The Caterpillar and the Polliwog
12. Changes, Changes
13. Charlie Needs a Cloak
14. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
15. Chicken Soup with Rice
16. Chrysanthemum
17. Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
18. Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (Spanish Version)
19. Corduroy
20. The Cow Who Fell in the Canal
21. Curious George Rides a Bike
22. Curious George Rides a Bike (Spanish Version)
23. A Dark, Dark Tale
24. The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash
25. Drummer Hoff
26. Elizabeti’s Doll
27. Five Creatures
28. Flossie and the Fox
29. The Foolish Frog
30. Georgie
31. Good Night, Gorilla
32. Goose
33. The Great White Man-Eating Shark
34. Happy Birthday, Moon
35. The Happy Lion
36. Harold and the Purple Crayon
37. Harold’s Fairy Tale
38. Harry the Dirty Dog
39. The Hat
40. Here Comes The Cat!
41. Hot Hippo
42. How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
43. In the Night Kitchen
44. Is Your Mama A Llama?
45. Is Your Mama A Llama? (Spanish Version)
46. Joey Runs Away
47. John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat
48. Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
49. Keeping House
50. Lentil
51. Leo the Late Bloomer
52. Leo the Late Bloomer (Spanish Version)
53. A Letter to Amy
54. Make Way for Ducklings
55. Make Way for Ducklings (Spanish Version)
56. Monty
57. Musical Max
58. Musical Max (Spanish Version)
59. The Mysterious Tadpole
60. The Napping House
61. Officer Buckle & Gloria
62. One Was Johnny
63. Owen
64. The Paperboy
65. Patrick
66. Pet Show!
67. Peter’s Chair
68. Picnic
69. A Picture for Harold’s Room
70. Pierre
71. The Pig’s Wedding
72. The Rainbabies
73. Rosie’s Walk
74. Smile for Auntie
75. The Snowy Day
76. Stone Soup
77. Stone Soup (Spanish Version)
78. A Story, A Story
79. Strega Nona
80. Strega Nona (Spanish Version)
81. The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
82. The Teacher From the Black Lagoon
83. Teeny-Tiny and the Witch-Woman
84. There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
85. The Three Robbers
86. Time of Wonder
87. Trashy Town
88. The Trip
89. The Village of Round and Square Houses
90. Waiting for Wings
91. What’s Under My Bed?
92. A Weekend With Wendell
93. Where the Wild Things Are
94. Where the Wild Things Are (Spanish Version)
95. Whistle for Willie
96. Who’s in Rabbit’s House?
97. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears
98. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears (Spanish version)
99. The Wizard
100. Yo! Yes?

For offline brainstorming, print the 100 titles PDF. It requires the free PDF reader to view.

Update: Please put 1 entry per comment post. It makes them easier to read. Enter as often as you like.

Comments

50 Responses to “Create a New Story Title Contest”

  1. CallMeKelly says:

    Chicka Chicka Chicken Soup!!!
    1. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    2. Chicken Soup With Rice

    Is Your Mama an Old Lady?
    1. Is Your Mama a Llama
    2. There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly

    more later, it is early in the AM!!! (not an mix of titles)

    September 11th, 2008 at 5:00 am

  2. Jen says:

    The teacher was an old lady who swallowed 14 rats.
    1. The Teacher from the Black Lagoon
    2. 14 Rats and a Catcher
    3. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

    (I realize that you’re going to get some incredibly horrid ideas for stories based on the fact that some are going to be… well… scary :)

    September 11th, 2008 at 6:43 am

  3. craftylildevil says:

    How do dinosaurs say goodnight ? With a story, a story
    1. How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?
    2. A Story, A Story

    Click, Clack, Moo: Cows typed a letter to Amy about the day Jimmy’s boa ate the wash
    1. Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
    2. A Letter to Amy
    3. The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash

    John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat make stone soup in the night kitchen.
    1. John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat
    2. Stone Soup
    3. In the Night Kitchen

    A Dark, Dark Tale: Changes, Changes By the Light of the Halloween Moon.
    1. A Dark, Dark Tale
    2. Changes, Changes
    3. By the Light of the Halloween Moon

    Yo! What’s Under My Bed, Mama?
    1. Yo! Yes?
    2. What’s Under My Bed?
    3. Is Your Mama a Llama?

    Oh, wow! I’m terrible at this! And I SO wanted to win this prize! I drool over it every time I see it in Costco.

    September 11th, 2008 at 8:13 am

  4. anjii says:

    The pigs are waiting for wings…

    1. The pig’s wedding
    2. Waiting for wings

    September 11th, 2008 at 9:12 am

  5. anjii says:

    The night kitchen is in the napping house.

    1. In the night kitchen
    2. The napping house

    September 11th, 2008 at 9:13 am

  6. anjii says:

    Changes, changes… a story of the caterpillar.

    1. Changes, changes
    2. A story, a story
    3. The caterpillar and the polliwog

    September 11th, 2008 at 9:15 am

  7. anjii says:

    Ducklings, ducklings, GOOSE!

    1. Make way for ducklings
    2. Make way for ducklings (Spanish Version)
    3. Goose

    September 11th, 2008 at 9:17 am

  8. anjii says:

    Crazy pet show… cat and canary… and gorilla?

    1. Pet Show!
    2. Cat and canary
    3. Good night, Gorilla

    September 11th, 2008 at 9:19 am

  9. anjii says:

    Changes, changes… a story of the caterpillar and the butterfly.

    1. Changes, changes
    2. A story, a story
    3. The caterpillar and the polliwog

    Sorry for an almost duplicate… I just thought of the improved version

    September 11th, 2008 at 9:38 am

  10. anjii says:

    Hot hippo in the Antarctic!

    1. Hot hippo
    2. In the night kitchen
    3. Antarctic antics

    September 11th, 2008 at 9:40 am

  11. Kathleen says:

    Officer Buckle & the Dirty Dog
    1. Officer Buckle & Gloria
    2. Harry the Dirty Dog

    Jimmy’s Boa ate Apt. 3: A Dark, Dark Tale
    1. Apt. 3
    2. The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash
    3. A Dark, Dark Tale

    September 11th, 2008 at 10:34 am

  12. Stephanie says:

    The Wizard, the Witch Woman and a Dark, Dark Tale

    1. The Wizard
    2. Teeny-Tiny and the Witch-Woman
    3. A Dark, Dark Tale

    September 11th, 2008 at 10:49 am

  13. Stephanie says:

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by the Light of the Halloween Moon

    1. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    2. By the Light of the Halloween Moon

    September 11th, 2008 at 10:53 am

  14. Stephanie says:

    Leo the Late Bloomer Runs Away from 14 Rats
    1. Leo the Late Bloomer
    2. Joey Runs Away
    3. 14 Rats and a Catcher

    (This is harder than I thought.)

    September 11th, 2008 at 11:00 am

  15. Jen L. says:

    The Dark, Dark Tale of a Man-Eating Old Lady Who Swallowed a Great White Shark
    1. A Dark, Dark Tale
    2. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
    3. The Great White Man-Eating Shark

    The Teeny-Tiny Cow and the Foolish Frog Fell in Love
    1. The Cow Who Fell in the Canal
    2. Teeny-Tiny and the Witch-Woman
    3. The Foolish Frog

    Five Creature Teachers are Under My Bed!
    1. The Teacher from the Black Lagoon
    2. Five Creatures
    3. What’s Under My Bed?

    September 11th, 2008 at 11:06 am

  16. Tracey says:

    Is Your Mama Always In The Kitchen?
    1. In the Night Kitchen
    2. Is Your Mama A Llama?

    September 11th, 2008 at 11:31 am

  17. Marketing Mommy says:

    One was the Late Bloomer
    1. One was Johnny
    2. Leo the Late Bloomer

    Alligators in the Kitchen: A Dark, Dark Tale
    1. Alligators All Around
    2. In the Night Kitchen
    3. A Dark, Dark Tale

    A Weekend with the Witch-Woman
    1. A Weekend with Wendell
    2. Teeny-Tiny and the Witch-Woman

    September 11th, 2008 at 12:15 pm

  18. Lori says:

    While waiting for wings Chrysanthemum, the cow, fell in the canal.

    90 Waiting for wings

    16 Chrysanthemum

    20 the Cow who fell in the canal

    September 11th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

  19. Lori says:

    Changes, Changes….The foolish frog was an old lady who swallowed a fly.

    Changes, Changes

    The Foolish Frog

    There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.

    September 11th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

  20. Christy says:

    Your Mama was a Man-Eating Witch-Woman

    1. In Your Mama A Llama
    2. Teeny-Tiny and the Witch-Woman
    3. The Great White Man-Eating Shark

    September 11th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

  21. CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) says:

    Chicken Soup With A Fly

    1) Chicken Soup with Rice
    2) There was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

    September 11th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

  22. CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) says:

    A Weekend With The Harry Fairy

    1)Weekend with Wendell
    2) Harry The Dirty Dog
    3) Harold’s Fairy Tale

    (I would watch that one, if it were a real Scholastic DVD)

    September 11th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

  23. Sarah says:

    Make Way for Your Mama: A Trashy Town Musical

    1. Make Way for Ducklings
    2. Is Your Mama a Llama?
    3. Trashy Town
    4. Musical Max

    September 11th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

  24. Sarah says:

    Burt Dow: The Deep Water Man-Eating Hippo

    1. Burt Dow: Deep Water Man
    2. The Great White Man Eating Shark
    3. Hot Hippo

    September 11th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

  25. jackie says:

    What’s Under My Bed? Officer Buckle & Gloria

    September 11th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

  26. Jackie says:

    Curious George needs changes

    1. Curious George Rides a Bike
    2. Charlie Needs a Cloak
    3. Changes, Changes

    September 11th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

  27. Jen says:

    Curious George Swallowed a Fly
    21. Curious George Rides a Bike
    84. There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

    September 12th, 2008 at 7:03 am

  28. Jen says:

    Curious George Rides: Boom! Boom!
    21. Curious George Rides a Bike
    14. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    September 12th, 2008 at 7:05 am

  29. Jen says:

    Officer Buckle & Gloria, the Wedding
    61. Officer Buckle & Gloria
    71. The Pig’s Wedding

    September 12th, 2008 at 7:07 am

  30. Jen says:

    Frog & Dog in the Bog

    29. The Foolish Frog
    38. Harry the Dirty Dog

    September 12th, 2008 at 7:09 am

  31. Christy says:

    Your Mama is One Hot Hippo

    1. Is Your Mama a Llama?
    2. Hot Hippo

    September 12th, 2008 at 8:04 am

  32. Christy says:

    Joseph had a Little Willie

    1.Whistle for Willie
    2. Joseph had a Little Overcoat

    September 12th, 2008 at 8:05 am

  33. Christy says:

    Curious George Falls in the Canal

    1.The Cow Who Fell in the Canal
    2. Curious George Rides a Bike

    September 12th, 2008 at 8:06 am

  34. Christy says:

    The Great White Man-Eating Goose

    1.The Great White Man-Eating Shark
    2. Goose

    September 12th, 2008 at 8:07 am

  35. Nancy says:

    The Great White Man-Eating Doll From the Black Lagoon

    The Great White Man-Eating Shark
    Elizabeti’s Doll
    The Teacher From the Black Lagoon

    September 12th, 2008 at 8:20 am

  36. Nancy says:

    What’s Under my Cloak?

    What’s Under My Bed
    Charlie Needs a Cloak

    September 12th, 2008 at 8:20 am

  37. Nancy says:

    Waiting for the Wild things Under My Bed

    Waiting for Wings
    Where the Wild Things Are
    What’s Under My Bed?

    September 12th, 2008 at 8:21 am

  38. Nancy says:

    The Village of People’s Ears

    The Village of Round and Square Houses
    Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears

    September 12th, 2008 at 8:21 am

  39. Gladys Kielar says:

    There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Harold’s Purple Crayon

    There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

    Harold and the Purple Crayon

    September 12th, 2008 at 9:37 am

  40. Gladys Kielar says:

    Chicken Rice Soup With Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

    Chicken Soup With Rice

    September 12th, 2008 at 9:40 am

  41. Gladys Kielar says:

    The Pig From The Black Lagoon

    The Pig’s Wedding

    The Teacher From The Black Lagoon

    September 12th, 2008 at 9:41 am

  42. Gladys Kielar says:

    Where The Wild Teachers Are

    Where The Wild Things Are

    The Teacher From The Black Lagoon

    September 12th, 2008 at 9:42 am

  43. Marisa M says:

    Where the Wild Things Ate the Wash

    Where the Wild things Are
    The Day Jimmy’s Boa ate the Wash

    September 12th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

  44. Marisa M says:

    Chicka Chicka Click Clack Smiles

    Click clack Moo, cows that type
    Chicka chicka boom boom
    Smile for Auntie

    September 12th, 2008 at 1:50 pm

  45. Jen says:

    Smile! Here comes the late bloomer!

    Leo the Late Bloomer
    Smile for Auntie
    Here Comes the Cat

    September 13th, 2008 at 7:19 am

  46. Jen says:

    Smile, Mama… You’re a Hot Hippo

    Smile For Auntie
    Hot Hippo
    Is Your Mama a Llama?

    September 13th, 2008 at 7:20 am

  47. Ola says:

    A Dark, Dark Tale of a Great White Shark

    A Dark, Dark Tale
    The Great White Man-Eating Shark

    September 13th, 2008 at 6:22 pm

  48. Sandy says:

    Curious George Changes Elizabeti’s Doll

    Curious George Rides a Bike
    Changes, Changes
    Elizabeti’s Doll

    September 14th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

  49. Sandy says:

    Why Mosquitoes Buzz An Old Pig’s Wedding

    Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears
    The Pig’s Wedding
    There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

    September 14th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

  50. Sandy says:

    Curious George Changes Harold’s Room

    Curious George Rides a Bike
    Changes, Changes
    A Picture for Harold’s Room

    September 14th, 2008 at 2:14 pm