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Twitter account Photoshops retro kids’ books to give them the titles they deserve

Twitter account Photoshops retro kids’ books to give them the titles they deserve

Twitter account Photoshops retro kids’ books to give them the titles they deserve
12 April 2016

In the 90s, you really could judge a book by its cover – the illustrations fronting kids’ paperbacks always provided entirely literal representations of the stories within.

It was the titles you couldn’t trust.

But now a parody Twitter account going by the name of Paperback Paradise has set out to remedy this inconsistency, using Photoshop to give retro children’s books the names they look like they should have had all along.

Here are a few of the finest examples.