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Cover Curiosity: Fishes

Some Cover Curiosities seem eye-rubbingly separated at birth, while others appear to simply share a similar idea. Today, I’d say we have an example of the latter.

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I love most when two covers from different worlds collide. Today we have a middle grade novel and a picture book.

Our first book:

Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers

The second cover:

Paul Meets Bernadette by Rosy Lamb

What do you say we do a bit of side by side?

The blue, the goldfish, the unique composition – we have resemblance!

Any others to add to this group?

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.


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  2. Rules by Cynthia Lord

  3. and what is wrong with fish?