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Unfortunate Covers (#5)

What makes a cover unfortunate? Well, it happens when you follow this recipe:

1) Take one good book (the higher the quality the better – a classic is best)

2) Slather on a cover that only a mother could love

3) Allow it to rest on the shelf

4) Serve after it has expired by at least a decade

Let’s take a look at the results:

At first I didn’t want to post this picture due to the barcode covering a good portion of the page, but maybe it’s for the best. A great book with a cover that hasn’t aged well.

Click here for a close up.

Click here to look at the most recent “Ramona Forever” cover.

(Take a look at previous Unfortunate Covers. #1, #2, #3, #4)

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.


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