So different, yet so similar. This could be called the first Bizarro cover controversy. If you are familiar with Superman (or the television show Seinfeld), then you know that a Bizarro version of something is closely related, yet completely opposite in many ways. Let’s take a look at the book covers in question and I think you’ll see what I mean.

First up:


Kendra by Coe Booth.

And now, its Bizarro counterpart:


Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson.

Side by side:


While the positioning and perspective are the same, the setting is decidedly dissimilar.

A side note: Is it just me, or does there seem to be a lot of sky on book covers these days? Further investigation my be needed…