Sock-Related Covers Reach Dangerous Levels
As far as I know, it began in ’07.
A close up of sock-covered feet.
Pretty memorable cover, right? I would say so. That opinion must have been pretty wide spread, because the socks bandwagon got crowded quickly.
Numerous times, I thought the trend had run its course. I wouldn’t see a sock-covered book for a few months and assume that I wouldn’t see one for a long time.
But they kept popping up.
I really thought ’09 would mark the end, but based on the following evidence, I see this trend continuing well into 2010.
Friend Me by Cathy Hopkins.
But that’s not all…
The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet by Erin Dionne.
Where will the collection stop?
(Thanks to A Fuse #8 Production for the cover tip)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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