Monday, April 23, 2012

A Happy Ending

Oh No! Time to Go! A Book of Goodbyes
Rebecca Doughty
(Schwartz and Wade/Random House, 2009)
“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.” ~ Orson Welles

Dear Jacket Knack readers,

Deirdre, Patti and I have decided to suspend postings on Jacket Knack indefinitely. While our interest in children's book cover design hasn't diminished in the least, the time we have available to devote to this beloved blog has. You know how it is. Life and stuff.

On behalf of all of us, I extend a sincere thank you to all of our readers, subscribers, contributers and commenters. Your company made this a great trip!

--CB

"In the hope to meet
Shortly again, and make our absence sweet."
 ~Ben Jonson

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Faces of the Moon


“The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.”

- Frederic Lawrence Knowles


(Authors: Carolyn Curtis and Alison Jay; Publisher: Barefoot Books, March 2003)




“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”

― Anton Chekhov





(Author: Eric Carle; Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers; August 1991)


“Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. Then your love would also change.”
― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet




(Author: Charles Mathes; Publisher: Illumination Arts Publishing Company; April 2003)



'“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”
― Mark Twain


(Author: Devin Scilian; Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press; August 2003)


“Cheap little rhymes
A cheap little tune
Are sometimes as dangerous
As a sliver of the moon.”

― Langston Hughes

(Author: Carl Sandberg; Publisher: Holiday House; September 2008)



Monday, April 9, 2012

Do You See What I See?

Ever look at a book cover and then after a second look get a whole new impression of the story? Those ah-ha moments are so satisfying. 
Pull out the binoculars and take a look, or two. 


 by Carley Moore
(Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2012)

First impressions of the next one?
(Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012)
Did it flip from space travel to drug addiction as you read the whole title Beneath A Meth Moon

(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2012)
The space image is hard to miss on the cover of Boy 21, and a closer look will reveal a few more vital story elements.  

 (Putnam Juvenile, 2012)
Did you see the dog? Of course you did, but doesn't the title add more interest?

(Ember, 2012)
The first two swans pop off the cover but the title helped me see the last one. 

How about you? Any double takes as you pass by the book shelves?