Exclusive: Classic Children’s Books Starring ‘Parks and Rec’ Characters

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Parks and Recreation is on summer break, which means we don’t really have anything new to report on the Pawnee front, but hey — guess what? Today is Nick Offerman’s and Aubrey Plaza’s joint birthday! To celebrate, we re-illustrated the covers of 12 classic children’s books to feature our favorite P&R characters. Click through for Swanson With a Chance of Meatballs, Apriloise, and more. Happy birthday, you hilarious humans.

Ron Swanson in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

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Tom and Jean-Ralphio in Calvin and Hobbes

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April Ludgate in Eloise

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Jerry Gergich in The BFG

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Andy Dwyer in If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

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Leslie Knope (and Li’l Sebastian) in Charlotte’s Web

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Ben Wyatt (and Hodor) in Where the Wild Things Are

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Ann Perkins in Anne of Green Gables

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Councilman Jamm in Green Eggs and Ham

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Chris Traeger in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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Donna Meagle in James and the Giant Peach

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Orin in Goodnight Moon

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