14 Disturbing New Covers For Classic Children’s Books

After the outrage over Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s new cover, here are some more reimagined books.

Last week Penguin released its new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory cover.


The internet was mostly not impressed. Personally I think the cover is great, so I decided to give some other children’s classics a disturbing new look.

1. “That night he had a stomach ache.”

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2. “Not now, Bernard,” said his father.

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3. “Whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you…”

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4. “Don’t try to make me grow up before my time…”

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5. “If you drink much from a bottle marked ‘poison’ it is certain to disagree with you sooner or later.”

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7. “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”

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8. “Forty-five years is a very long time, especially for an 8-year-old girl.”

9. “All shall be done, but it may be harder than you think.”

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10. “Yet I was in a frenzy to reach that open lawn, to run for the bushes, to get away from the cage… No use.”

11. “I suggest,” said Mouse, “that we throw it into the sea.”

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12. “I wish that I could give you something… but I have nothing left. I am an old stump. I am sorry…”

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13. “My shoe is off. My foot is cold. I have a bird I like to hold.”

14. “You’re a wizard, Harry.”

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Dan Dalton is a staff writer for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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