Today I was checking out upcoming releases using Edelweiss (a great place to go for publisher catalogs y’all) when I came across a book that was released back in September – the paperback edition of Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston. If you remember, the original cover made an impression on me.
But this new design? It may just be a world’s first.
How is it unique? Take a look:
That’s right, the awards it has won (E.B. White, Silver Birch) have been incorporated into the cover illustration as balloons held by the main character, Katrina Katrell. Very cool.
Now a question for the masses (this includes, of course Peter from Collecting Children’s Books) – is this the first book you’ve seen do such a thing?
*Update* Author Robert Paul Weston talks a bit about the cover on his blog. Click here to read.
*Update* In the comments, Al uncovered another example of award sealÂ with The Brain Finds a Leg by Martin Chatterton (with the Junior Library Guild selection seal). Take a look:
I see this as more of a particular placement than incorporating the seal into the cover artwork, but it is certainly planned. Any others you know of?