Bad Little Children's Books (out of print)
In Bad Little Children's Books, illustrator Arthur C. Gackley creates a hysterical send-up of children's book covers from days of yore. Many of these original books focus on life's lessons, joys and curiosities. Gackley cleverly takes the books' classic covers and turns them into unforgettable parodies that speak to the bad little kid in all of us. With a catalogue of children's book titles like Peeping Tommy Goes Cougar Hunting, Cousin Milky Is Lactose Intolerant and The Blind Child's Picture Dictionary, this collection will have readers in stitches. A fun read for parents, grown-ups and kids-at-heart everywhere, Bad Little Children's Books leaves no bad joke unmade.
Born in 1923, Arthur C. Gackley is the creator of many children's books, none of which were ever actually published. Mysterious and hermetic by nature, he spent his life living and working in a small New England village, but was likely washed out to sea in the winter of 1962--or possibly fell penniless into an abandoned wishing well shaft around 1978. No body was ever found.