Monday, December 22, 2008

Turning To Children's Books For...Comfort?

I don't know what it is about well-known children's titles that seems to beg for this kind of treatment. But, you know, they do.

My favorites were the old-time classics, Lassie Can't Come Home and The Pauper and the Other Pauper.

Thanks to the child_lit listserv for this one.

5 comments:

Sarah Rettger said...

But just think of the illustrations for If You Give a Bear Stearns a Bailout!

gail said...

I'm thinking maybe a flow-chart?

Sarah Rettger said...

I'm leaning towards anthropomorphism, just like the original. The bear from the California state flag would make a nice mascot.

Civilguy said...

How about the Berenstain Bears wonder why they didn't get a bailout when Bern Stearns does.

gail said...

I've never actually read the If You Give A Bear book, which makes it difficult for me to come up with good material for that one.

I'm much more familiar with The Berenstain Bears, though I can't say I've ever been one hundred percent clear on what Papa Bear does. Perhaps he bought a company a couple of years ago in a leveraged deal and now can't make the payments because the bottom has fallen out of the economy? The family is going to lose the treehouse?