More Foolish Than Ever

A dozen modified (for maximum silliness) picture book covers to use in libraries or the classroom in honor of April Fool’s Day

Last year I had quite a memorable passive event on April Fool’s Day (basically, I fooled people so well that three of my five “silly cover” books were checked out to patrons.

Side Note: every single one was returned 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.

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 that, I can share all of my work with you so that you can use my silly covers for your own purposes! I’m so excited to share these with y’all!!! And before April 1st!!!!!

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 version of any of it. And you can get the worksheets in this post all about the display that I made using these covers.

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.

UPDATE: Check out what we ended up doing.

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 do end up using any of this stuff in any way.

Have fun!

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