Casting Call! Children’s Literature: The Movie
I’ve found that everyone loves a good celebrity doppelgänger. Even if it’s unflattering, it’s always oddly fascinating. As a guy who was once likened to Paul from The Wonder Years, I can attest to this.
I think it’s time we put together a list of actors who could play today’s children’s literature luminaries. Although Kadir Nelson, obviously, would have to play himself (reason: too damn handsome).
I posted this question on Facebook recently an received some excellent suggestions, and now I’m hoping to hear from you.
Do you have a good children’s literature celebrity look-alike to share? Are you a children’s lit author or illustrator and have a look-alike people tell you about? Post it in the comments or (if you’re shy) send me an email (email@example.com). Be peppy if possible – I’ll try to post the star-studded cast (and, hey, why not a script concept?) this coming Tuesday.
This will be fun.
(Top image: ‘Highland Theatre‘ http://www.flickr.com/photos/9087290@N02/2732675487 Found on flickrcc.net)
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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