More Foolish Than Ever

<img class=”alignnone  wp-image-1661″ title=”A dozen modified (for maximum silliness) picture book covers to use in libraries or the classroom in honor of April Fool’s Day | Hafuboti” alt=”A dozen modified (for maximum silliness) picture book covers to use in libraries or the classroom in honor of April Fool’s Day | Hafuboti” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/collage.jpg?w=584″ width=”584″ height=”584″>

Last year I had <a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/2013/04/01/library-fools/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>quite a memorable passive event</a>&nbsp;on April Fool’s Day (basically, I fooled people so well that three of my five “silly cover” books were checked out to patrons.&nbsp;<em>Side Note:&nbsp;</em><em>every single one was</em> returned<em> a few weeks later with their sticky-tacked covers still on them. I never found out if the patrons were disappointed to discover that the stories were different from what was on the books’ covers</em>).

Well, I’ve been greatly anticipating April Fool’s this year so that I could add to the silly covers and correct last year’s bizarre incident. As a result, I have all of the covers prepped early, including two worksheets with which the kids can practice their writing, and maybe become a keepsake. As a result of&nbsp;<em>that</em>, I can share all of my work with&nbsp;<em>you&nbsp;</em>so that you can use my silly covers for your own purposes! I’m so excited to share these with y’all!!! <em>And before April 1st!!!!!</em>

So, without further ado, here are the silly covers for this year’s April Fool’s Day. Okay, so a little more ado: click on any image to get a much larger (no frills) version of any of the images or worksheets. Hover over the image if you want to see the book’s real title. Oh, and the two worksheets are at the bottom (in case you’d rather not make posters – it’s all good).

<a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/silly-cater.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone  wp-image-1632″ title=”&quot;The Very Hungry Caterpillar.&quot; This is, by far, the most manipulated cover of them all. I couldn’t help myself. Also, I really look forward to hearing parents (and my team) try to explain &quot;groovy&quot; to kids.” alt=”A &quot;silly cover&quot; version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar for April Fool’s Day | Hafuboti” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/comp-silly-caterpillarh.jpg?w=584″ width=”584″ height=”451″></a>

<a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/silly-chicka.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone  wp-image-1633″ title=”&quot;Chicka Chicka Boom Boom&quot;” alt=”A &quot;silly cover&quot; version of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom for April Fool’s Day | Hafuboti” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/comp-silly-chickah.jpg?w=584″ width=”584″ height=”773″></a>

<a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/silly-clifford.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone  wp-image-1634″ title=”&quot;Clifford the Big Red Dog&quot;” alt=”A &quot;silly cover&quot; version of Clifford the Big Red Dog for April Fool’s Day | Hafuboti” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/comp-silly-cliffordh.jpg?w=584″ width=”584″ height=”639″></a>

<a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/silly-dogs.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone  wp-image-1635″ title=”&quot;101 Dalmatians&quot; ” alt=”The &quot;silly cover&quot; version of 101 Dalmatians for April Fool’s Day | Hafuboti” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/comp-silly-dalmatiansh.jpg?w=584″ width=”584″ height=”753″></a>

<a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/silly-david.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone  wp-image-1636″ title=”&quot;No, David!&quot;” alt=”A &quot;silly cover&quot; version of No, David! for April Fool’s Day | Hafuboti” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/comp-silly-davidh.jpg?w=584″ width=”584″ height=”751″></a>

<a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/silly-driver.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone  wp-image-1637″ title=”&quot;Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!&quot;” alt=”A &quot;silly cover&quot; version of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! for April Fool’s Day | Hafuboti” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/comp-silly-driverh.jpg?w=584″ width=”584″ height=”598″></a>

<a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/silly-horton.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone  wp-image-1638″ title=”&quot;Horton Hears a Who!&quot;” alt=”A &quot;silly cover&quot; version of Horton Hears a Who! for April Fool’s Day | Hafuboti” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/comp-silly-hortonh.jpg?w=584″ width=”584″ height=”837″></a>

<a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/silly-llama.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone  wp-image-1639″ title=”&quot;Llama Llama Red Pajama&quot;” alt=”A &quot;silly cover&quot; version of Llama Llama Red Pajama for April Fool’s Day | Hafuboti” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/comp-silly-llamah.jpg?w=584″ width=”584″ height=”741″></a>

<a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/silly-tom.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone  wp-image-1640″ title=”&quot;Thomas and the Naughty Diesel&quot;” alt=”A &quot;silly cover&quot; version of Thomas and the Naughty Diesel for April Fool’s Day | Hafuboti” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/comp-silly-tomh.jpg?w=584″ width=”584″ height=”599″></a>

<a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/silly-tree.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone  wp-image-1641″ title=”&quot;The Giving Tree&quot;” alt=”A &quot;silly cover&quot; version of The Giving Tree for April Fool’s Day | Hafuboti” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/comp-silly-treeh.jpg?w=584″ width=”584″ height=”751″></a>

<a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/silly-wild.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone  wp-image-1642″ title=”&quot;Where the Wild Things Are&quot;” alt=”A &quot;silly cover&quot; version of Where the Wild Things Are for April Fool’s Day | Hafuboti” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/comp-silly-wildh.jpg?w=584″ width=”584″ height=”510″></a>

<a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/silly-nelson.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone  wp-image-1643″ title=”&quot;Miss Nelson Is Missing&quot;” alt=”A &quot;silly cover&quot; version of Miss Nelson Is Missing for April Fool’s Day | Hafuboti” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/comp-silly-nelsonh.jpg?w=584″ width=”584″ height=”729″></a>

<a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/silly-worksheet.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone  wp-image-1630″ title=”A worksheet with the dozen silly covers. This allows the kiddos to take the sheet over to an activity table to write if they would like.” alt=”A super-silly passive activity for libraries or a classroom in honor of April Fool’s Day | Hafuboti” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/comp-silly-worksheeth.jpg?w=584″ width=”584″ height=”729″></a><a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/silly-story-sheet.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone  wp-image-1631″ title=”A simple sheet encouraging creativity so that children will take my silly ideas and make it their own.” alt=”Stretching the super-silliness into a creative writing (and even drawing) exercise for children | Hafuboti” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/comp-silly-story-sheet.jpg?w=584″ width=”584″ height=”729″></a>

<span style=”font-size:15px;font-style:inherit;line-height:1.625″>My plans are to print out the book covers onto ledger paper, trim, and stick them up above our bench where we do our big displays. I’ll probably add a sign about being silly, and then include the worksheets both with the display and at our activity tables. For the display itself we’re going to put joke books and other funny items. These will stay up for the entire month of April (and not just for the 1st). I’ll definitely post a picture of it when it’s done.</span>

As always, feel free to take anything I’ve put here and tweak it to make it your own – or just use it as-is! Sorry that most of the images have our barcode on them – it would’ve been too much of a timesuck to remove them. Also, I’d love to know if you actually&nbsp;<em>do&nbsp;</em>end up using any of this stuff in any way. I’d also enjoy knowing which are your favorite covers – feel free to share in the comments (which I usually close after a month or two to cut down on spam).

Have fun!

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