English Teacher + Infant = Literary Photo Shoot

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.

 

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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

2 Gabriel and Hobbes

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Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

3x Fight Club GABE

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The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

4 the cat inthe hat GABE

4 Seuss-cat-hat

 

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

5 HHGTG GABE

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The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

6 The_Giving_Tree GABE

6 The_Giving_Tree

 

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

7 life of Pi (GABE)

7 life-of-pi-book-cover

 

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

8 MACBETH Playbill 5x7

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding

10 LoF GABE

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Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

11 Wild thing

10 Where the Wild Things Are

 

About a Boy by Nick Hornby

9 about a boy GABE

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Melanie Figueroa

Melanie is the Editor in Chief at The Poetics Project. Having earned a masters in writing and book publishing from Portland State University and gained experience as an in-house editor, she now works as a freelance editor and writer. Her favorite book is The Bell Jar. You can follow Melanie on Twitter or Instagram @wellmelsbells.

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