I like dark picture books. A little quirky. A little subversive. When I was researching markets for an as yet unsold manuscript, I went purposely looking for these kinds of books to see which publishers were publishing them. Someone asked recently what I came up with, so I thought I’d share my “Quirky-dark picture books” bookshelf on Goodreads. It’s a listing of 30 picture books, including my current favorite dark one:
This Is Not My Hat (Candlewick, 2012), by Jon Klassen, is brilliant. Theft, escape, karma, revenge…it’s all there, in a super funny, super sly, super short, dark picture book. If you haven’t read this, go look for it! And what are your favorite dark picture books? Which ones have I missed?