This week it’s all about judging books by their covers! Pick a book–any book, really–and search out multiple book cover images for that book. They could span a decade or two (or more)…Or they could span several countries. Which cover is your favorite? Which one is your least favorite? Which one best ‘captures’ what the book is about?
What fun! It was hard to choose a book, but I kept thinking about books that really influenced my love of reading and my sense of the value of books. So I had to choose this one.
I first read “Farenheit 451” when I was in eight grade and I can still remember my fear and outrage. I tried to talk about the book with my girl friends and they just didn’t get it, didn’t understand why I was so excited about it. Luckily I had a great German teacher who helped us form an extracurricular club. We would meet in people’s homes, eat pizza and discuss all kinds of things, including the books we were reading for “fun”. I learned alot, and made some friends outside my regular, rather small, circle.
I found about 20 different covers, in several different languages.
My favorite cover is the one on the upper right. I think the artwork is beautiful…What do you think?