Friday Face-Off – 9th June 2017

Friday Face-Off – 9th June 2017

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 cat: “In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this”.

I have opted for childhood classic The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss for this week.

Cover A:

cat1

Cover B:

cat2

Cover C:

cat3

Cover D:

cat4

Cover E:

cat5

And the winner is… COVER A!

It’s simple, effective and totally Dr Seuss. I love the quirky style of his artwork that matches his stories so well.

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 I will be looking for a cover featuring a hat: “It is always cruel to laugh at people, of course, although sometimes if they are wearing an ugly hat it is hard to control yourself”.