One of the things I have really come to appreciate during this pandemic is people’s creativity. And their sense of humor. Today’s post is dedicated to the two librarians in our family: Laurel Goodgion and Johanna Holman.
I’m not even sure how I found Steph Plant’s parody of Richard Scarry’s What Do People Do All Day? Probably on Facebook – what else, right? Many, many (yeah- MANY!) people love reading Richard Scarry books with their kids. To be completely honest, those books drove me crazy! Yes- the pictures are adorable and the concepts are great. But, there are SO MANY words!! And it’s not linear – pictures and words scattered all over the page. Made me nuts. But, I digress…
Steph Plant is a singer/songwriter/illustrator. Last month she posted the following “Today while my baby napped I photoshopped a few illustrations from his favorite Richard Scarry book and had a good laugh- enjoy!” With her permission, I am sharing a few of my favorites. You can see more on YouTube – she made a cute video with music, even!!
I also discovered the fabulous work of Stefanie Trilling. (I guess if your name is Stephanie/Stefanie, you’re naturally funny??) Stefanie created what I call “pandemic paintings” of beloved childrens’ books. She is “spot on” with her interpretations. Her project, titled Children’s Books for Pandemics, has gone viral. If you’d like to read more about it there is a great article on the Parents magazine website. You can also pop over to her Instagram and view all her creations. Stefanie gave me permission to post some of my childrens’ favorites, reimagined for the current crisis.
Not only did Stefanie paint new covers, she included the first page for many of her parodies.
I could do this all day… Here’s one more.
That was fun, wasn’t it? You might as well check in on what these women have been creating. It’s not like you have anywhere to go anyway!!