Unfortunate Covers (#4)
For this edition of the ongoing Unfortunate Covers series, we’re back to Roald Dahl. Another great book with a cover that isn’t helping the cause:
Even though I took lengthy measures to avoid math after high school, I’d like to put an equation out there for cover art designers:
Antique Gypsy Caravan ? Kid Appeal
This one is a favorite read aloud of mine with 4th grade students, and I always make a point to show the cover very briefly before diving into the story. Why? The cover sheds light on 0% of the humor and adventure contained within. Thankfully Roald Dahl covers get updated on a pretty regular basis.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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