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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Was Just the Beginning…

The following is a work of fiction.

While the online debate rages about the cover for the upcoming Penguin UK Classics edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (pictured above), I’m excited to announce that I’ve been granted access to the covers of upcoming Penguin UK Classics.

It appears Charlie was just the tip of the iceberg. Check out these soon to be released books:

@daydreamreader gave me the idea for this post – thank you Niki!

Photo credits:

Are you looking at me ? by wonderferret: https://flic.kr/p/82cn4

red headed old creepy doll by Lara604: https://flic.kr/p/5Pzf4V

Mary and Harry, a Couple of Creepy Dolls by Rod Ash: https://flic.kr/p/bYX37C

Creepy doll by zeitfaenger.at: https://flic.kr/p/kAzj8V

Untitled by Simone Berna https://flic.kr/p/5DQhz9

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 scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. I may never sleep well again!

  2. I’m just worried this is going to give Penguin’s design department ideas …

  3. Niki Barnes says

    It is a joke. It isn’t real…..well except for the first book….that cover is real.

  4. Brilliant! I especially love The Secret Garden!

  5. I think this may be my favorite 100 Scope Notes post of all time.

  6. Is it April Fool’s Day? Did I accidentally sleep through half the year? Gads!

  7. Awesome. You are the worthy heir of Peter Sieruta in using photoshop in this evil and hilarious way.

  8. That is soooooo creepy! But at least there weren’t any clown dolls–this time.

  9. Hilarious and terrifying in equal parts. I will never think of The Secret Garden the same again.

  10. Ahhhh ha ha ha ha! Travis, this is AMAZING! Thanks for the smiles!

  11. It’s amazing how little people think these days. Maybe its always been like this, but its more obvious today since anyone with a WiFi connection can announce their stupidity to the world.

    I see no problems putting Veruca Salt on the cover of a book about bad parenting and spoiled children and the cost of fame. What? That’s not what the book is about? Try reading it again.

  12. Sam Bloom says

    I probably won’t get a good night’s sleep for weeks, but I got a good laugh out of this… so thanks! But no matter how terrifying your fake covers are that real Wonka cover is infinitely worse. *shudder

  13. This is absolutely brilliant, Travis! I laughed out loud at the information desk — quite inappropriate! :)

  14. Now do Doll People. =)