Today we go photo-tastic.
First up, thanks to Leila I learned of the current contest up at Inside a Dog. I’ve never posted on the whole LOLCat phenomenon before because… well… because I’m not cool enough to do so. Anywho, the contest is to LOLCatify a YA cover, as done with John Marsden’s While I Live.
Some people have gone so far as to do some children’s covers as well (hence my posting about it here) but you have to click on their links to see what they’ve created. I haven’t looked at them all, but I think Leila was right when she singled out this one to be the best thus far.
The next one’s a little weirder. We all acknowledge that critics of Harry Potter feel personally persecuted. They do not like the series, and yet the entire world and it’s little sister does. So what do they do? They mock adults for reading it on the subway without apology. They bemoan the infantilization of our culture (the argument against graphic novels works along rather similar lines as well, it occurs to me). With this in mind, a particular website has come up with covers that are manly enough to slip over your newest Harry Potter without any possible negative repercussions. Here are two:
Sadly, I can’t make them larger or they won’t fit on my screen. WARNING: If you wish to view the full covers here, please bear in mind that I’ve just selected the two that are fun. The rest are pretty nasty. If you’re working the children’s reference desk you’d do well to view them at home, rather than at work. Thanks to Dan for the link.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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