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
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)
Filed under: Covering the Newbery, Covers
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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