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December 11, 2010 11:43 AM   Subscribe

Five books to add to the holiday wishlists of children everywhere. [SLCH]
posted by kipmanley (40 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
Goodnight, Dune.
Goodnight room.
Goodnight stars,
and Gom Jabbars.
Goodnight Fish Speakers,
Goodnight Hunter-Seekers.
Goodnight spice
And Piter De Vries.
Goodnight sand,
Goodnight air,
Goodnight Mentats everywhere.
posted by Ratio at 11:59 AM on December 11, 2010 [97 favorites]


awe
posted by clarknova at 12:31 PM on December 11, 2010


The Liberator That Could and The Tale of Two Bad Crites weren't included. Are they out of print?
posted by Smart Dalek at 12:35 PM on December 11, 2010


Thank you Ratio. I had saw this had 3 comments and said to myself ehh…add a few comments and we will get the whole "Goodnight Dune" story.

Again Metafilter doesnt disappoint.
posted by ShawnString at 12:41 PM on December 11, 2010


Ooh, I love that they even got the mouse in the moon.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 12:41 PM on December 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


When I still worked at a large chain bookstore, I kept a mental list of the opposite of this - books that did exist with titles that were just wrong:

Complete Idiot's Guide to Enhancing Self Esteem
Birthing From Within (as opposed to... ?)
Touch and Feel Bible Stories (on the shelves during the height of the pedophile priest scandal, and including the story of Moses called "The Hidden Surprise")

I'm sure there are others as equally bizarre.
posted by booksherpa at 1:00 PM on December 11, 2010 [8 favorites]


Goodnight Dune,
Goodnight spice plume,
Goodnight sand storm obstructing the moon.

Goodnight Maker and goodnight sietch,
Goodnight Arrakeen and the shield wall breach.

Goodnight House Atreides, goodnight CHOAM,
Goodnight blue-eyed Fremen who call Arrakis home,

Goodnight gom jabar
Goodnight Sardukar
Goodnight 'thopter (which is a flying car).

Goodnight Baron and goodnight Duke
Goodnight Gurney Halleck and goodnight lute.

Goodnight Chani and Muad'Dib too.
Goodnight me and goodnight you.
posted by Rinku at 1:04 PM on December 11, 2010 [12 favorites]


Kirk and Spock are "friends"? In the same way that Bert and Ernie or Xena and Gabrielle are friends, I guess. I can only imagine that would be one of those children's books attacked by right wing nuts over homoerotic content.
posted by kmz at 1:11 PM on December 11, 2010


Wow, it really is going to be College Humor Deleted Thread week around here.
posted by dunkadunc at 1:26 PM on December 11, 2010


It is by Rudolph alone that I set my sleigh in motion.
It is by the cookies and milk that the tum acquires mass,
The eyes acquire twinkles,
The twinkles become a blessing.
It is by Rudolph alone that I set my sleigh in motion.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 1:27 PM on December 11, 2010 [5 favorites]


goodnight lute

BALISET!
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 1:27 PM on December 11, 2010


The Litany Against Bedtime

I must not yawn.
A yawn is the fun ender.
Yawning brings the rest that ends playtime.
I will not rest my eyes.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn my tired eyes and see
Where the yawn has gone
Only toys will remain.
posted by khaibit at 1:36 PM on December 11, 2010 [22 favorites]


Oh wow, the art on these is really impressively accurate.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 1:38 PM on December 11, 2010


Goodnight, Dune is genius, the others... less so.
posted by Artw at 1:50 PM on December 11, 2010


Papa Bear as Adama made me giggle. They really got across the world weariness... Worlds weariness? You know what I mean.
posted by brundlefly at 1:54 PM on December 11, 2010


My 4 month old is a committed Goodnight Moon fan. I would pay cash money for Goodnight Dune.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 2:33 PM on December 11, 2010


Bah, all of them are perfect! Like the Cthulhu vs. Tintin thing from a few weeks ago, I want all of them finished and published.
posted by beschizza at 2:39 PM on December 11, 2010


Everyone Threadpoops.
posted by kipmanley at 2:43 PM on December 11, 2010 [8 favorites]


I don't know why it is, but everyone seems to be very good at drawing Dr Who and rubbish at drawing Amy Pond. The key points are: she has an oval face, not a fat one, and indignant eyebrows, pretty much like this: ^^. OK?
posted by Segundus at 2:59 PM on December 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


In my universe, Oh, The Times And Places You'll Go has a very Toulouse-Lautrec figure with a multicolored scarf, a mop of curly hair, and a toothy grin, and a lovely dark-haired young girl in a vested suit with bell-bottoms.
posted by immlass at 2:59 PM on December 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hm. Alright, the eyebrows are actually the right shape, just not big enough.
posted by Segundus at 3:02 PM on December 11, 2010


You're never too young to learn to appreciate Science Fiction.

May I add...

Pat the Tribble

The Polar X-Files

Curious Zaphrod

Everybody Smegs

of course, Futurama already had its way with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:24 PM on December 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


I can only imagine that would be one of those children's books attacked by right wing nuts over homoerotic content.


That's what I was thinking, but then I recognized Kirk's ridiculous face. It's Frog and Toad are Friends, which is even less attack-worthy than B&E.
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 3:46 PM on December 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


But then again, I'm sure someone somewhere is upset over the fascist amphibian agenda.
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 3:49 PM on December 11, 2010


I dunno, I came here to ask if Kirk and Spock are Friends would have the same ambiguousness about the platonicness of the title characters' relationship as Lobel's original narrative...

Also I am totally tempted to spend a day drawing illustrations for one of the renditions of Goodnight, Dune.
posted by egypturnash at 3:52 PM on December 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm waiting for "The Berenstain Bears Go to Traffic Court" and "Barney Gets the Clap."
posted by scratch at 4:31 PM on December 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


Kirk and Spock are "friends"? In the same way that Bert and Ernie or Xena and Gabrielle are friends, I guess. I can only imagine that would be one of those children's books attacked by right wing nuts over homoerotic content.

Did the homophobe lunatic fringe ever beat up on Lobel for the Frog and Toad book?
posted by scratch at 4:33 PM on December 11, 2010


I remember when my parents would read me "The Little X-Wing that Could," but nothing could beat "Hop on Popplers."
posted by drezdn at 4:54 PM on December 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


I really, really want to make "The Very Deadly Bounty Hunter" because it would be so easy... "He shot a Jawa... and a Rhodian..." and the pictures of various Star Wars things, with holes in them, that you can put your finger through, and peek through, just like the caterpillar book.
posted by The otter lady at 5:15 PM on December 11, 2010 [7 favorites]


There's a Monster At The End Of This Book! (Better Nuke It From Orbit, It's The Only Way To Be Sure)
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 6:08 PM on December 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


Love what you did there, Ratio -- but I always imagined "Peter de Vries" rhymed with "freeze" rather than "fries."
posted by muckster at 6:17 PM on December 11, 2010


Aaaah Sister Bear as Starbuck is starting to traumatize my brain.
posted by spec80 at 6:34 PM on December 11, 2010


Wow, it really is going to be College Humor Deleted Thread week around here.

dunkadunc and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Prediction
posted by Atom Eyes at 6:46 PM on December 11, 2010 [4 favorites]


There's always The Really Revolutionary Engine.
posted by Rarebit Fiend at 9:26 PM on December 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


The cut off corners on the Berenstain Bears book is a great touch.
posted by George_Spiggott at 10:51 PM on December 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Bah, all of them are perfect! Like the Cthulhu vs. Tintin thing from a few weeks ago, I want all of them finished and published.

Very few things rhyme well with TARDIS.
posted by The Whelk at 12:18 AM on December 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


Whelk: Now you know what hard is
Sharp? I bet this shard is.
Let's go to where the Bard is.
I'll ask him where his card is.
Then fly on in the TARDIS.
posted by Jilder at 2:06 AM on December 12, 2010


Did the homophobe lunatic fringe ever beat up on Lobel for the Frog and Toad book?

They'll get around to it. Give them time.
posted by newdaddy at 5:08 AM on December 12, 2010


C'est lui, dans la nuit- Docteur Qui
Il voyage dans le Tardis. La boite de telephone. Fantastique d'espace!
L'interieur est beaucoup plus grand que l'exterieur
Et ça, c'est le mystere de Docteur Qui

posted by zamboni at 5:17 AM on December 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't know why it is, but everyone seems to be very good at drawing Dr Who and rubbish at drawing Amy Pond

At least he got the ubiquitous miniskirt right. Seriously, doesn't she ever get cold?
posted by diogenetic at 7:16 AM on December 12, 2010


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