Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
Create a New Story Title Contest
Note: This contest has concluded. Click to read the winners. Thanks for playing!
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
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
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
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
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.
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
17. Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
18. Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (Spanish Version)
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
31. Good Night, Gorilla
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
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)
57. Musical Max
58. Musical Max (Spanish Version)
59. The Mysterious Tadpole
60. The Napping House
61. Officer Buckle & Gloria
62. One Was Johnny
64. The Paperboy
66. Pet Show!
67. Peter’s Chair
69. A Picture for Harold’s Room
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?
Update: Please put 1 entry per comment post. It makes them easier to read. Enter as often as you like.