Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Similar Covers: More of the Same

This week I’m posting images that have been spotted on other covers before...

First up is a familiar-looking image that appears on the cover of Just Like Heaven by Barbara Bretton (you may remember it from this lookalike post), which I also found on the Disney Family Parenting site:

Then the night before last, I came across a third dandelion puff cover, to go with The Next Thing on My List by Jill Smolinski and Falling Apart in One Piece by Stacy Morrison: The Decoding of Lana Morris by Laura and Tom McNeal. (This third cover appears to have been first referred to on Alternative Teen Services in this post, which was subsequently re-posted here and here.)

Finally, here’s a duo of army boot covers sent to me yesterday by Eva at One Swede Read (thanks, Eva!): On War by Bernard Shaw and Beaufort by Ron Leshem. This particular pair of boots has appeared on at least three other covers: check out this “Boots Quadruplet” post at Jacket Whys for the other three (plus Beaufort again).

Have you come across any covers you’ve seen before? Let me know!


  1. I do too. It's so interesting to see the similar covers. Thanks for this :)

    Also, I didn't realize The Bell Jar (which I want to read, by the way) has so many different covers. Why do they do that anyway? Especially the ugly ones. lol

  2. Very cool! I didn't realize until your email that those boots were so popular! :)

  3. Yay! More similar covers! I know I could never find as many similar covers as you can, but I get all giddy and happy when I spot one myself though... Well, that isn't true; you'd spot them before me. =P

  4. Oh boy, I would never be able to keep these covers straight! Great post, Avis!

  5. I love those dandelion images! When I was little I used to love to blow on them and wish for good luck!

  6. Seems like people love to put dandelions on their covers. You have three here and I can think of at least two more with them on it :)

  7. What a great collection of lookalikes!


    Here are two more.

  9. Thanks, Kathy!

    Lynne, every time the book gets reprinted (or maybe not every time, but often), it gets a new cover. But who knows why The Bell Jar only seems to get ugly ones. I encourage you to read it -- it's a good book!

    Thanks again for emailing me about them, Eva!

    Linda, watch out, it can become an addictive obsession...!

    Thanks, Donna! I was especially happy to come across the heart on on the Disney parenting site!

    Kathleen, me too!

    Lilly, now I want to know what covers you're talking about! Do tell!

    Thanks, Jenners!

    Ooh, those are good ones, Libby! Thanks!