A Kid’s Perspective: Judging a Book By Its Cover (43)

July 26, 2013 Book Covers, Cover Art, David Levithan, Designs by Shawn, John Green, Judging a Book by its Cover, Will Grayson Will Grayson 30

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!

“I think it’s about a red light in the night that is shining and people wonder what is happening over there. The people went to see what the red light was and it was Will Grayson making a fire. (His first name is Will Grayson and his last name is Will Grayson because that’s what his parents named him).”

Cover Art:

Aw, I loved his thoughts on this one! I’ll be reading this one soon for our August YA Book Club!

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 us know what you think! πŸ™‚

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

30 Responses to “A Kid’s Perspective: Judging a Book By Its Cover (43)”

  1. Nick

    Aww! I loved that he thought that his parent called him Will Grayson Will Grayson! Such a cutie! πŸ™‚

  2. Jasprit

    Aww I love Shawn’s take on this book Sara, I don’t think I would have noticed the red light and made a story out of it like Shawn did!

  3. Jennifer Messerschmidt

    His first name is Will Grayson and his last name is Will Grayson because that’s what his parents named him! Too cute! I have the audiobook of this one and hope to listen to it soon. My friend said it was a great audio read!

  4. Becca

    He did a good job coming up with a concept-summary for this book. Every time I look at the cover, I’m blank. I have no idea what this about! One of these days, I’ll read the real summary, although I like Shawn’s very much πŸ˜€

  5. Lauren Elizabeth

    Aww I love that his first name and last name are Will Grayson and that he’s making a fire! Shawn always comes up with such smart ideas to explain these covers. Love this one, thanks for sharing!

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