I love being an English teacher. I get to read great books with great kids all day for the entire year. I also love being a father. I get to raise a human being, teach him how to throw a baseball, and introduce him to the Star Wars films. This is a wonderful life.
This summer, life got even sweeter. It was my first as a father. Rather than get to my to-do list items as I normally do during summers, I decided to distract myself with a father-son project. With the help of my eight month old son Gabriel, we recreated some cover art from a few great pieces of literature. So, in case you were wondering, this is what happens when an infant is left in the care of an English teacher for the summer.
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
About a Boy by Nick Hornby