This week's Weekly Geeks assignment is about book covers.
"Judge a Book By Its Cover! This week it's all about judging books by their covers! Pick a book--any book, really--and search out multiple book cover images for that book. They could span a decade or two (or more)...Or they could span several countries. Which cover is your favorite? Which one is your least favorite? Which one best 'captures' what the book is about?"
I nearly didn't do the assignment this week, because I couldn't think of a children's book with enough variety. But, tonight I peeked at Alice in Wonderland covers and decided to jump in with a post afterall. Wow; who knew there were SO many covers for this book? And that each would convey a slightly (or, in some cases drastically) different impression on the reader.
Here are a few I like (if price were equal, I'd probably be inclined toward the first. I'm a sucker for these covers that make you feel you are buying THE classic version):
And a few I don't care for:
This one is lovely, but reminds me more of "The Secret Garden" than Alice in Wonderland:
Most of the covers just seemed unremarkable to me (for a particularly remarkable book).