A Kid’s Perspective: Judging a Book By Its Cover (50)

January 24, 2014 Judging a Book by its Cover 16

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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 7 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!

Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

It think it is about floating water in the sky. People are running away to an airport because they think it’s gonna fall on them. It falls when everyone is gone.

Cover Art:

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Previous cover art for the series:


For more Divergent book cover thoughts check out this link

I can’t believe how long it has been since I did one of these posts! I think the little break was really great for Shawn who was actually really excited to get back into it. Plus he has a whole selection of new book covers to choose from now. I probably won’t be posting these every week still but hopefully we can try to do them every other week or so.

Shawn has really started to notice more details on covers. I love that he noticed the airplanes!

I hope you enjoyed Shawn’s thoughts and artwork this week! Don’t forget to let us know what you think!

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

16 Responses to “A Kid’s Perspective: Judging a Book By Its Cover (50)”

  1. Kelsey

    He’s so smart! I probably would have made something completely random up at that age. I loved telling stories and somehow that book would have been about the water queen that ruled the universe. This is my first time seeing one of these posts (as a relatively new reader of yours), but I’m so excited to see more later on.
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  2. Ria

    OMG!!! This is SOOOOO CUTE!! Love it! I haven’t read this one yet…I was very naughty and skipped to the end and now…well, you can imagine. Any who thanks for this post it was way too cute!

  3. starryeyedjen

    I was JUST wondering what happened to these! So glad to see Shawn back at it. School is really wearing Katie out, so it’ll probably be summer before she’s recreating covers for me. 🙂 And I’m amazed that he noticed the airplanes…I didn’t even notice those. 😛
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