Friday Face-Off is an idea originally thought up by Books By Proxy which I stole from the fantastic The Tattooed Book Geek. The idea originally was to compare UK and US covers based on an assigned theme each week and choose the winning cover. I will be twisting it slightly: not specifically US and UK covers, just different editions.
This week’s theme is a cover featuring a beast or beasts: “Wee, sleekit, cow’rin, timorous beastie.”
For this week’s Face-Off I went for a classic. I thought what better beast then the titular figure from Beauty and The Beast. But not the Disney film (though it is a classic), the original book from where Disney took the film, written by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumant.
And the winner is… COVER C!
I did like covers A and D, as they both depict a beast that closely resembles the appearance in the Disney film. But I preferred B and C given they depict something different, and D really intrigued me.
What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!
Next week’s theme: 30th September – “This solitary tree! A living thing” – a cover with a tree or trees.