Tag Archives: children’s literature

Watty Piper

“I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.” The words of the Little Engine That Could have inspired young children to reach beyond themselves since the beginning of the last century. The story was originally named … Continue reading

Posted in Funny Author Names | Tagged , , , , | 13 Comments

Conrad Cornelius O’Donald O’Dell and The Funniest Names in Children’s Literature

“Said Conrad Cornelius O’Donald O’Dell, my very young friend who is learning to spell…”–Dr. Seuss (On Beyond Zebra) It has been previously reported in these pages that this author’s interest in funny names began way back in middle school in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments