A Kid’s Perspective: Judging a Book By Its Cover (17)

January 11, 2013 Book Covers, Cover Art, Designs by Shawn, Judging a Book by its Cover, Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me 13

Inspired by an article on Babble called, Judging a Book by Its Cover: A 6-year-old Guesses What Classic Novels Are All About, I have asked my 6 year old what his thoughts are on a few Young Adult covers lying around the house. To take it a step further, I also had him make some cover art!

This week is the Shatter Me Edition!

“Shatter Me is about somebody wanting help because they were lost and couldn’t find their house. They looked for someone to help them find it and explain what it looks like.”

Cover Art:

“I think it’s about somebody who is trying to find somebody who is hurt because they fell in the winter time.”

Cover Art:

I hope you enjoyed Shawn’s thoughts and artwork this week! Since a couple other blogs have expressed interest in doing something similar, I have decided to add a linky tool, so that you can also check out what they are doing as well! I hope you will give them a look see!

Don’t forget to let me (and Shawn) know what you think! 🙂

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

13 Responses to “A Kid’s Perspective: Judging a Book By Its Cover (17)”

  1. Traci @ The Reading Geek

    Once again your son’s drawing are so amazing! I especially love what he thought Unravel Me was about because I would definitely think that it was set in the winter if I just looked at the cover. 🙂

  2. marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings

    oh oh I so want to try this on my nieces. Love Shawn’s art and interpretations and is it just me or could his Shatter Me interpretation kind of hold you know in a kind of symbolic Juliette is trying to find a place that could be home that she never had sort of way?

  3. starryeyedjen

    These drawing are perfection! And I love Shawn’s interpretation of each book; metaphorically speaking, I think he’s onto something. 🙂 I can’t wait to get my hands on Unravel Me. I just re-read Shatter Me and now I’m dying!

  4. Lauren

    I LOVE THIS FEATURE. So hilarious, and certainly gives a different perspective on the books we read. Not sure if my 3 yr old is old enough to do this – or if she’d cooperate, but definitely an awesome concept.

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