Every home should have a copy of Bad Little Children’s Books—the hilarious anthology of 120 fake kids’ book covers featuring such devilish titles as Polly Paints a Penis, Don’t Lick the Stripper Pole, Even Girls Fart, Rockets and Missiles of the Islamic State and Uncle Creepy. Those of a certain age may recognize the original source material for these shameless parodies. I know I certainly owned a few of ‘em when I was a tot.
The covers are credited to the artist Arthur C. Gackley—a fictional character who was apparently born in 1923. His brief biography claims Gackley was “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 or fell penniless into an abandoned wishing well shaft in the winter of 1978. No body was ever found, but unfortunately his book parodies were.
If this brings back traumatic flashabcks of a reading such books in childhood or is just your kind of humor then you can order a copy of Bad Little Children’s Books here.
H/T Creators Project and Ufunk.