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After “Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars;” Updating Classic Children’s Books

Yesterday we pondered that movie trailer for Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars starring Jennifer Stone (one of the leads in the Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place)–a blogging update of a beloved children’s book.

The good folks at Jezebel took the idea and ran with it, updating other children’s classics with 21st Century twists–including The Bridge to Tumblrbithia and Wikipedia Brown, Boy E-Tective. Here’s a Twitter-centric re-write: “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.”

So far, 87 readers have added their own titles, proving that this renaming game is addictive. Add your imaginary updates in the comments section–we’ll round up the responses in a future (or futuristic!) post.

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