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.


1 cover


Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

2 Gabriel and Hobbes

2 calvin-and-hobbes-calvin-and-hobbes-1395531-800-600


Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

3x Fight Club GABE

3 fight club


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


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



Lord of the Flies by William Golding


10 lof


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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