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Children’s Literature: The Movie

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Theodor Geisel 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel … Daniel Day Lewis 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Daniel Day Lewis

Roald Dahl1 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Roald Dahl … John Lithgow 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie John Lithgow

JK Rowling 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie JK Rowling … Helen Hunt 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Helen Hunt

(via Heidi F.)

Jack Gantos 113x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Jack Gantos … Chris Cooper 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Chris Cooper

(via Shannon O.)

Jerry Spinelli 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Jerry Spinelli … Sam Waterston 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Sam Waterston

(via Erica)

Louis Sachar 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Louis Sachar … Larry David 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Larry David

(via John S.)

Kate DiCamillo 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Kate DiCamillo … Meg Ryan 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Meg Ryan

Jon Scieszka 113x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie John Scieszka … Tom Colicchio 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Tom Colicchio

Daniel Handler 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Daniel “Lemony Snicket” Handler …  PSH 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Philip Seymour Hoffman

(via Jennifer S.)

Barry Moser … Norton Juster

Norton Juster … Eric Carle

Eric Carle … Barry Moser

(via Sondy)

Jamie Lee Curtis 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Jamie Lee Curtis … Jamie Lee Curtis 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Herself

(via Lisa Y)

Loren Long 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Loren Long … John Corbett 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie John Corbett

Peter Brown 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Peter Brown … Shia LaBeouf 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Shia LeBeouf

JJK 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Jarrett J. Krosoczka … Alan Cumming 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Alan Cumming

(via Lara S.)

Jo Knowles 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Jo Knowles … Jenna Fischer 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Jenna Fischer

(via Andrea B.)

Philip Stead 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Philip Stead … Stanley Tucci 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Stanley Tucci

(via Sam B.)

Gordon Korman 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Gordan Korman … Vin Diesel 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Vin Diesel

(via Shannon O.)

Mac Barnett 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Mac Barnett … Joseph Gordon Levitt 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Joseph Gordon Levitt

(via Matthew W.)

Kadir Nelson 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Kadir Nelson … Kadir Nelson 112x150 Childrens Literature: The Movie Himself (reason: too handsome)

Thank you to everyone who submitted ideas – I credited those who did so on the blog and on Facebook, and did not credit those who submitted via email (I figured you were a bit shy).

Photo Credits:
Theodor Geisel:
Daniel Day Lewis:
Roald Dahl:
John Lithgow:
J.K. Rowling:
Helen Hunt:
Jack Gantos:
Chris Cooper:
Jerry Spinelli:
Sam Waterston:
Louis Sachar:
Larry David:
Kate DiCamillo:
Meg Ryan:
Jon Scieszka:
Tom Colicchio:
Daniel Handler:
Philip Seymour Hoffman:
Eric Carle, Barry Moser, Norton Juster: Photo 2012 by Kristin Angel (c) The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Jamie Lee Curtis:
Loren Long:
John Corbett:
Peter Brown:
Shia LeBeouf:
Jarrett J. Krosoczka:
Alan Cumming:
Jo Knowles:
Jenna Fischer:
Philip Stead:
Stanley Tucci:
Gordon Korman:
Vin Diesel:
Mac Barnett:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt:
Kadir Nelson: My photo
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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Ho! Love it.

  2. Katie Davis says:

    This is SO funny and clever – the images are PERFECT!

  3. Deb Robl says:

    Awesome resemblances! Looking forward to the next installment.

  4. Brilliant! :)

  5. Minh says:

    Wow, this just made my day. I can’t believe how perfect those all are.

    (p.s. it’s not an exact doppleganger, but I think Kathy Bates would be a kickass Ursula Nordstrom.)

  6. Dan Santat says:

    Kadir Nelson will actually play Denzel Washington with an additional glowing light surrounding him.

  7. Mary K says:

    Brian Selznik could also play himself, as he’s got movie experience (see: last scene in Hugo).

  8. Erica says:

    I can’t stop giggling. This is terrific.

  9. You have such FUN posts! I love Gordon Korman and Vin Diesel! Ha!

  10. Amy says:

    This is the best thing I’ve seen all day! Love it! (Now, how do we go about making this movie a reality?!)

  11. Rebecca Dunn says:

    This is rad, Travis! And I don’t think I’ve said the word “rad” since… well… ever!
    Totally rad.

  12. Stacy Dillon says:

    Nicely done, Travis!

  13. Julie says:

    Okay here are a few I’ve thought of:

    Alicia Coppola as Laura Vaccaro Seeger
    Chloe Sevigny as Margaret Wise Brown
    Mandy Patinkin (in character as Saul Berenson on HOMELAND) as Maurice Sendak
    Pamela Reed as Madeleine L’Engle
    Ann Cusack as Pam Munoz Ryan

  14. Ha! This is amazing. Louis Sachar and Larry David are clearly twins separated at birth…

  15. Hilarious. And I’d cast Alan Rickman as Neil Gaiman.

  16. Deanna says:

    This is great (I met Louis Sachar recently and his resemblance to Larry David is jarring). I think Dan Ackroyd would be a great Daniel Handler!

  17. Erica says:

    If there’s a sequel involving YA authors, I vote Anne Hathaway as relative-newcomer Martha Schabas (though if you’d need someone who studied ballet, Summer Glau could probably play her, too).

  18. Diana says:

    Jeff Goldblum would make a much better Jack Gantos …. just saying ;)

  19. Judy Freeman says:

    These are uncanny! What a treat to compare each face. But can any of these actors (except for Jamie Lee & John Lithgow) actually write or draw?

    • Travis Jonker says:

      Very true – I think the authors and illustrators would have to do any writing or drawing double work for their actor look alikes.

  20. What fun!
    I had the pleasure of taking the photograph of Eric, Barry & Norton – I was laughing so hard that it was difficult to hold the camera still. What a great bunch of guys.
    Sadly, there is no photo credit above, so I’ll just put it here:
    Photo 2012 by Kristin Angel (c) The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

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  24. Endgry says:

    I vote Anne Hathaway as relative-newcomer Martha Schabas (though if you’d need someone who studied ballet, Summer Glau could probably play her, too).

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