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Cover Curiosity: Deep Down

Sometimes connections between two covers are strong – like, say, using the same image. But other times there’s just a vague, “Hey, this looks kinda like something I’ve seen…”.

That’s the situation today, with the covers for two books about plumbing the depths of the world.

Our first cover:

Sam and Dave

Our second cover:

Beyond the Pond

Side by side:

Sam and DaveBeyond the Pond









This is another case of coincidence (unlike others we’ve discussed before), but the vibes emanating from both covers have a certain kinship, right?

Any others that might join 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.


  1. These books have more than just a similar cover in common….