Cover to Cover

Both of these books have amazing covers.

Spurt by Chris Miles. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2017. 9781481479721.

This tween novel is about a late bloomer (Jack) who fakes puberty. That’s all I know, and it’s enough!

Above the elastic underwear band where the book’s title is printed are three dots: one tan (a belly button), two pink (nipples), and the single hair Scotch taped between them. The cover’s genius is the spot gloss on the tape, which makes it feel like tape.



Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery by David Gordon. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016. 9781416924418.

The cover promises more heavy machinery than the interior delivers, though there is massive sandcastle construction, destruction, and even some welding. Still, this is number one for picture book cover and title of the year so far. And don’t worry, the same image is printed on the hardcover book  so kids can still enjoy it after tearing the dust jacket to pieces.

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