Children's Book Baby Shower Game
February 6, 2012 5:28 PM Subscribe
Baby shower game help: The theme is children's books. The game is matching characters to their book titles. Starting off easy and getting diabolical. Legion of Children's Book Nerds of Metafilter, I know you want to jump all over this.
posted by Eyebrows McGee to Writing & Language (23 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Okay, so the theme of the shower is children's books. Starting with board books and up through, say, junior high. One of the games will be a list of things and you name the book they came from. I need you to help me come up with items. The categories are:
Main Characters (such as Laura Ingalls)
Love Interests (such as Gilbert Blythe)
Locations/Settings (such as Orchard House)
Sidekicks and Minor Characters (such as Dr. Kakofonous A. Dischord)
(You can also help me think of clever names for the categories!)
I want to start out easy so people will be like, "Oh! I know that one! I love that book!" and get to diabolical so I'll have tiebreakers because, dude, there are a lot of book nerds coming to this shower. The attendees were mostly born in the 70s, so children's books they didn't grow up reading will be harder, but there are several English and literacy teachers who will know them.
Obviously the list I've got so far is tending towards chapter books -- little kid books also wanted. About as old as I'm going is Flowers in the Attic. I'm leaning towards classics but also including (obviously) things that were widely read by girls who grew up in the late 70s and 80s. Genre is also okay. Obscure is cool, trick questions not.