A Kid’s Perspective: Judging a Book By Its Cover (47)

August 30, 2013 Judging a Book by its Cover 14

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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!


Extinguish by J.M. Darhower

extinguish cover

“I think Extinguish is about a person’s heart that is part water and part fire and the water is putting out the fire in the heart. Then that person’s heart is no longer on fire. The fire part wasn’t healthy and now it is.”

Cover Art:

extinguish copy

I love how Shawn connected the title with what was happening in the picture on the cover. And his heart almost looks more the shape of a real human heart, no? lol Great job Shawn! Also, this book is excellent and you all should read it. 🙂

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! 🙂

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

14 Responses to “A Kid’s Perspective: Judging a Book By Its Cover (47)”

  1. Nereyda @Mostly YA Book Obsessed

    You’re little boy is a genius! I love how he got the meaning of the book by the cover. How cute! And my first thought was that it does look like a human heart. How adorable!

    And yes, I am planning on reading Sempre but I can’t find it anywhere…

  2. Sunny

    I’ve never heard of this one before so not only do I love his interpretation, but I also love the recommendation from you 🙂

  3. Megan

    I love this feature and I hope you continue it. I would totally join if I had a kids, but since I don’t I will just have to love reading the thoughts of yours, who, by the way, seems like a little smarty-pants!
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