In my quest to bring you equal doses of serious children’s lit discussion and absurd nonsense, I pose this question (conjured from the latter of those two camps):

Can I get in one last cover look-alike before aught eight is over? One more and that’s it, you say? Yes! Alright, here it is:


Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes



Deep Down Popular by Phoebe Stone

Side by side:


The circles, the author stripe at the bottom – these two are pair, no doubt about it. This makes two Deep Down Popular cover controversies for the year. Click here to see the other.

In end of ’08 news…


“Lists are antidemocratic, discriminatory, élitist, and sometimes the print is too small.”

-David Ives, playwright

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