October 24th, 2010

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News: Updating Covers of Classic Kid's Books

Book Covers for Kid Lit

The text of classic childrens' books may never change, but every few years the covers need to be updated.  A nostalgic blogger at Flavorpill compares and contrasts ten children's covers from her childhood to their modern-day counterpart.

A sample:


 

Considering that Quentin Blake’s illustrations are essential to Roald Dahl books, it’s a good think the new cover design keeps those at the forefront. But we think adding the chick-lit pink and script was an unfortunate move. Despite its female heroine, we remember Matilda appealing to boys and girls alike. This is sure to put it in a niche it should transcend.

View the original article and nine more books here: http://flavorwire.com/125522/classic-kids-book-covers-then-and-now/