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Cover Curiosity: Cousins

A while back I covered a trend where titles were given huge font sizes and broken into chunks. À la this:

Today’s curiosity strikes me as a cousin to the above trend. Let’s take a look at the first book:

LMNO Peas by Keith Baker.

…and our second example…

Tony Baloney by Man Munoz Ryan & Edwin Fotheringham (on shelves January 1, 2011)

Side by side:

The massive letters, the square layout – it’s a match, right? A nice-looking one at that.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. The second two are eerie. Can’t be coincidence can it? I wonder if for the first pair of books, it’s the way that publishers get around having words like Castration on the cover?