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Cover Curiosity: Chicken or Egg?

I wasn’t planning to do a cover curiosity today (it’s been a while since the last one), but I was looking though my books and came across Pablo by Rascal:

(Bonus points for the one name author/illustrator, BTW).

I looked at it, and said to myself “I thought this book was called Ergo.”

So I looked up Ergo:

Ahh, that’s why I was confused: the pair share a certain (and I’m sure, completely inadvertent) resemblance.

Ready for a little side-by-side?

Both are bold, simple, and effective. A couple great covers.

Any other books that fit with 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. I can’t answer your question, but I do love the chick-as-philosopher premise of ERGO. Will look forward to reading that one!