Tuesday, July 15, 2008

book covers: sometimes new is good, too

I recently fell in love at first sight with the redesigned Puffin Classics series. The Book Design Review noted them back in March, but they're being promoted as summer reading, which I think is sharp. Who wouldn't want to carry this copy of The Secret Garden to the pool? It's the perfect swimsuit accessory.

Also, these books are priced at $4.99. Why children's lit should be cheaper than grown-up lit, I can't imagine. But the price is right.

I wish the designer who did these would redesign some grown-up classics. I have faith he/she could even entice me to read Moby-Dick.