Man in the Mirror
I have a thing for doppelgängers. I get way more entertainment than I should when someone tells me I look like, say, Perfect Strangers actor Bronson Pinchot:
Or, perhaps, Moroccan distance runner Hicham El Guerrouj:
(I wrote this post about how kids notice this one because of The Guiness Book of Records)
Or even Costa Rican national team soccer player Bryan Ruiz:
Hell, I even tried to find doppelgängers for children’s lit authors and illustrators for Children’s Literature, The Movie:
I think people love it when someone comes up to them and tells them they look like someone else. (for comparison, here’s me – I’m on the left)
Yesterday, I learned this love of doppelgängery runs in the family when may daughter noticed that the green sweater wearing, 5 o’clock shadow sporting, Cat Facts book grabbing librarian from her reading workbook looked familiar:
(illustrations by Apryl Stott)
I can’t disagree.
Who do people say you look like?
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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 email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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