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GOODNIGHT ZOOM: Parody Children’s Books for This Moment

How’s your quarantine going? Artist Stefanie Trilling is keeping herself busy by painting parody children’s book covers.

Like this:

And this:

Oh, and this one:

And these:

I’m not trying to make light of the challenging time we’re in right now, but sometimes humor helps.

Click here to visit Stefanie Trilling on Facebook.

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. These are fun and very clever! A sense of humor seems to be psychologically necessary in these times—one of the few weapons we have against despair, in fact. As Joseph Campbell said, Comedy “gives us spiritual distance. Having a sense of humor saves [us].” Thank you for giving me a good chuckle over my Cheerios this morning!!

  2. Barbara Bockman says:

    Echoing Jen Bryant, Shakespeare knew this.