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Hilarious KidLit Mashups

Here is a wickedly clever mashup of picture book characters by Marc Tyler Nobleman, Derek Wolfford and Tim Connor.

Authors and illustrators of books for young people have come together. Well, not them…their creations.

In 2013, a phrase fusing two popular children’s book titles skidded into my head: “I Want My Cat in the Hat Back.” Perpetual tip of the hat to Jon Klassen (I Want My Hat Back) and Dr. Seuss (The Cat in the Hat).

It was immediately followed by an image, which a talented designer friend named Tim Connor kindly made real:

Next thing I knew, I was hunting for other recurring words in titles of other beloved children’s and YA books to brainstorm more “merged sequels.”

The results feature a madcap mix of time-tested classics and modern favorites (plus one I wrote, because it worked). Another savvy designer friend, Derek Wolfford, generously agreed to produce the sixteen concepts I came up with.

Twice upon a time…

See the rest of these clever mashups at http://noblemania.blogspot.com/2014/09/kidlit-mashups-aka-merged-childrens.html


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Terrifying Movie Adaptations of Children’s Books

What happens when you give creative adults who like horror too much time? You get Cracked Magazine’s terrifying spin on classic children’s tales. Thanks for the nightmares, guys. Images below are from http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_387_23-terrifying-movie-adaptations-childrens-books_p23/

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Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

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The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone

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The Little Engine that Could

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Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault

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Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi

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Freckle Juice by Judy Blume

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Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

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Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt

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Where’s Waldo? by Martin Handford

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Animorphs by K.A. Applegate

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My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

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My Teacher is an Alien by Bruce Coville.

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Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

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Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

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One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell

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The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

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Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein