Monday, October 17, 2011

Clever Covers--A Jacket Knack Challenge!

(Or, “See the Signs—Part Two.”)

A few weeks ago, at back-to-school night, I browsed the Scholastic book fair and this cover caught my eye:

(Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated: January 2011)


I love that the words are part of the artistic design. Then last week, I was excited to see that Deirdre had also found some similar covers, using signs for her post, See the Signs. I thought I would continue with this subject, but it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be.

I started hunting for similar covers that incorporated the title into the art. I found a few at the book fair, and none at the library. Even my online bookstore search didn’t produce many results. I was surprised to find this device is not used as much as I thought it would be.
Here’s what I found:

Troy High (Abrams, Harry N., Inc.: August 2010)


Ruined (Scholastic, Inc.: August 2010)

And coming soon,


My Name Is Not Easy (Cavendish, Marshall Corporation: October 2011)


So here’s a JACKET KNACK challenge: How many other clever covers can you find?
What qualifies: any covers that mix the words of the title into the art, as an artistic element. (Covers that were posted on Jacket Knack last week or this week do not qualify.) Post a link to a cover in a comment to enter. At the end of October, I’ll do a drawing from the entrants and send the lucky winner a copy of Debby Dahl Edwardson’s new YA novel, My Name Is Not Easy. Good luck!

8 comments:

  1. I love clever covers, too! Here are some of my favorites:

    1) Girl, Stolen (April Henry) in paperback: http://pics.livejournal.com/aprilhenry/pic/000r3q4y/

    2) Hothouse (Chris Lynch):
    http://thatcovergirl.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/chrislynch_hothouse.jpg

    3) You Are my Only (Beth Kephart) -- which is what I thought of when I saw My Name is Not Easy: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10421534-you-are-my-only

    4) Fat Vampire (Adam Rex): http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7031817-fat-vampire

    5) A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend (Emily Horner): http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6725896-a-love-story-starring-my-dead-best-friend

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  2. Oh crap, remembered another one! Not trying to enter again but I just love spreading the love.

    6) Stupid Fast (Geoff Herbach): http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9639243-stupid-fast

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  3. Great topic!
    I have three, all Jerry Spinelli novels, too:
    1) Stargirl
    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22232.Stargirl
    2) Love Stargirl
    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/846984.Love_Stargirl
    3) Eggs
    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/169413.Eggs

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  4. THE BOOK THAT EATS PEOPLE by John Perry

    THE DREADFUL REVENGE OF ERNEST GALLEN by James Lincoln Collier

    IN MIKE WE TRUST by P.E. Ryan

    POEMS FROM HOMEROOM by Kathi Appelt

    NAOMI AND ELY’S NO KISS LIST by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

    DASH AND LILY’S BOOK OF DARES by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

    BOY MEETS BOY by David Levithan

    THE LONDON EYE MYSTERY by Siobhan Dowd

    BEAUTY QUEENS by Libba Bray

    THE FABLED FOURTH GRADERS OF AESOP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL by Candace Fleming

    I PUT A SPELL ON YOU by Adam Selzer

    THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY by Adam Rex

    NOBODY IS PERFICK by Bernard Waber

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  5. I just found another one today!

    7) Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life
    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5507552-emergency

    8) Sean Griswold's Head:
    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8734467-sean-griswold-s-head

    I love all the other ones posted by Bigfoot and JP. I had forgotten about a lot of those!

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  6. How about The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson? I love that the title appears on the all important last envelope on the cover. http://www.amazon.com/Last-Little-Blue-Envelope/dp/0061976792/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319344055&sr=1-1

    I have awarded your blog an award!
    You can see my post about it here on my blog: http://wp.me/p6kfM-1SN
    *throws confetti*

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  7. An award! I will fulfill the requirements and announce this. Thanks, missprint!

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