Dan Wilbur, creator of the blog Better Book Titles, has a special type of laser vision: he looks at popular books and sees straight through to the (sometimes rather blunt) bottom line. Then, he shares his executive summary with the world.

As the How Not To Read author has written on HuffPost, his goal is to "cut through all the cryptic crap, and [give] you the meat of the story in one condensed image."

From Roald Dahl to Dr. Seuss and J.K. Rowling, no beloved children's book author is safe...

The Velveteen Rabbit

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The Giving Tree

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Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Oh, The Places You'll Go

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  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • Charlotte's Web

  • The Chicken Theif

  • A Christmas Carol

  • Curious George

  • Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • I Want My Hat Back

  • James and the Giant Peach

  • Jumanji

  • The Little Prince

  • The Nutcracker

  • Pete's a Pizza

  • The Police Cloud

  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

  • This Is Not My Hat

  • Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type

  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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