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

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 OrinbyJenniferLewis

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