The Lion’s Looking at You
*UPDATE* I should have made this clear, but the modifications you see below are just for how the book is presented in the flier, not for the actual book.
In the grand tradition of 100 Scope Notes “hey, look at this” posts of questionable worth, I bring you a curiosity I noticed today. While cruising through the latest Scholastic book club fliers at my school, I came across Jerry Pinkney’s The Lion & the Mouse. I proceeded to double take:
Notice anything different here? Possibly some eyes pointed straight at you? Perhaps some type where there previously was none? A quick check of the original to confirm:
Yes, these changes were made. I’m assuming the title was added for clarification purposes, but I find the eyes interesting. Is a book more likely to sell if the cover figure is looking right at you? Huh.
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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 email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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