Monday, September 7, 2009

Titles I love

Book titles are not my strong suit. I have written entire novels and never landed on the right title for them -- which probably means the novels are too unfocused, but that's another issue.

I appreciate a good title. Some picture books have titles that just demand you pick them up. Mo Willems (the disgustingly brilliant Mo Willems) hit a home run with this one, I think.

I also love this one, from Neil Numberman:

With a title like that, the book has to practically write itself. Then again, it's hard to write a story that can live up to a title like that!

Anybody else have favorite titles?