For Beginning Readers by DrFaustusAU is Not for Kids

By: Mesel Isaac - Published: • References: drfaustusau.deviantart and lostateminor
For Beginning Readers is an art series by artist DrFaustusAU that reimagines well-known horror properties as Dr. Seuss book covers.

An equal opportunist, DrFaustusAU gives horror movies (Silence of the Lambs, Evil Dead), video games (The Last of Us, Bioshock), and even Internet urban legends (Slender Man), the Dr. Seuss treatment. While DrFaustusAU draws only the covers in his For Beginning Readers series, one can't help but wish that they were part of an actual book series. Though perhaps it's for the best, after all some of these images would be pretty scary for an adult, let alone a child.

In addition to the great art, DrFaustusAU includes a brief passage with each of his covers, written in the style of Dr. Seuss. The effect is simultaneously hilarious and chilling.