Cover Controversy: Flying Away
Wow. Is this some sort of lame Jamaican stereotype knock knock joke? Thatâ€™s in pretty poor taste.
â€¦arch butterflies seem to be on a lot of book covers lately.
Oh, heh. Hey monarch butterflies seem to be on a lot of book covers lately who?
This isnâ€™t a joke; I was actually just knocking on your door to tell you the news since I know youâ€™re into book covers.
Just in time for spring, butterflies are emerging from their pupae to grace YA book covers. Thanks to Bookends for their keen eye in noticing this trend. Take a look:
To Come and Go Like Magic by Katie Pickard Fawcett.
Dream Life by Lauren Mechling.
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher.
There is certainly a theme shared here. Any to add?
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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