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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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16 Classic Children’s Books Retold For Adults

Courtesy of Keely Flaherty from Buzzfeed. For the bad kid inside all good adults. Enjoy!

1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

World Publishing Company / Penguin Putnam / Eric Carle / Via purebebe.com

2. Frog and Toad Are Friends

Frog and Toad Are Friends

HarperCollins / Arnold Lobel / Via childrensbookalmanac.com

3. Corduroy

Corduroy

Viking Press / Don Freeman / Via poohsbrains.blogspot.com

4. Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harper & Brothers / Crockett Johnson / Via blog.lookiobooks.com

5. The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree

Harper & Row / Shel Silverstein / Via washingtonpost.com

6. Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh

Methuen & Co. Ltd. / http://E.H. Shepard / Via quirkbooks.com

7. The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

George H. Doran Company / William Nicholson / Via digital.library.upenn.edu

8. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Henry Holt and Co. /Bill Martin, Jr. / Eric Carle / Via rantsnrascals.com

9. Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Random House / Dr. Seuss / Via imaginefunlearning.blogspot.com

10. Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon

Harper & Brothers / Clement Hurd / Via 100bookseverychildshouldreadbeforegrowingup.com

11. The Rainbow Fish

The Rainbow Fish

North-South Books, Inc. / Marcus Pfister / Via neelysnews.wordpress.com

12. Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte's Web

Harper & Brothers / Garth Williams / Via prttyshttydesign.blogspot.com

13. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Random House Children’s Books / Dr. Seuss / Via delendaestcarthago.blogspot.com

14. Everyone Poops

Everyone Poops

Kane/Miller / Tarō Gomi / Via awkwardwednesday.blogspot.com

15. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Atheneum Books for Young Readers / Ray Cruz / Via lessonsfromthelamppost.blogspot.com

16. Where The Wild Things Are

Where The Wild Things Are

Harper & Row / Maurice Sendak / Via hopevabeach.org

Inspired by this Reddit thread:

Inspired by this Reddit thread: