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Covering the Newbery (#2): The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

Have you been wondering what the covers of Newbery-winning books would look like if they were redesigned by a complete novice? You must do a lot of wondering. However, you’re also in the right place.

Every Monday I’ll redesign the cover of a Newbery book, beginning at the beginning and working up to today. Click here to read the rules I’m following for this whole undertaking.

On to today’s cover…

1923: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

Original cover:


Side by side:

Verdict: Hmm, I don’t think this one passes the “exciting” test.

Read previous Covering the Newbery Posts:

1922: The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon

(Source Image: ‘Petit navire’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/10785432@N03/4115355267)

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.