My Favorite Book Is Facebook: Kids' Classics Updated For The MySpace Generation


The Disney Channel is set to release Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars — Harriet’s now “a blogger competing with a popular girl at school.” This led us to imagine how other children’s favorites might be updated for today’s young MySpacerati:

margaret48267: are you there god?

This novel chronicles a young girl’s ill-fated attempts to IM God. Margaret gets her period and turns to God for assistance, but ends up self-diagnosing with WebMD. At the end of the book she changes her screen name to something people can actually remember.

Little Blog on the Prairie

Despite living in a remote cabin with only dialup Internet access, the plucky Laura uses WordPress to record such events as her family’s purchase of a new stove, an exciting trip to town, and her sister Mary’s treatment for Internet addiction.

The Twits

This Roald Dahl classic is tailor-made for a social media updating. Mr. and Mrs. Twit are two online misanthropes who use their shared Twitter account to say mean things about people. Then they learn that Twitter is for niceness, and everyone lives happily ever after.

The Bridge to Tumblrbithia

Two children meet when one reblogs the other’s Tumblr post. They create a blog together to chronicle their adventures in the fantasy world of Tumblrbithia. When one of the children is kicked off Tumblr for negativity, the other discovers he now has the strength to blog alone.

From The Mixed-Up Tweets Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Two children decide to run away from home and live in the computer room of their local library. When they begin following the Twitter feed of one Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, they discover a shocking secret: Michelangelo invented Twitter.

Wikipedia Brown, Boy E-Tective

Leroy “Wikipedia” Brown solves mysteries by looking things up on Wikipedia. Sequels include Wikipedia Brown and the Case of the Missing Capital of Uzbekistan and Wikipedia Brown and This One Minor Character From Star Trek.

Here’s the trailer for the new Harriet The Spy:

Actress Jennifer Stone Leads Harriet The Spy Into “Blog Wars” [Galleycat]

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