I normally don’t mind a cover change because it is unavoidable, and sometimes it is hit or miss. For example the new Goosebump book covers are horrendous. I mean why do you got to mess with perfection?
My pet peeve is if you mess with what is on the inside of a book. I already knew the Scary Stories series covers had changed. My daughter checked out More Scary Stories from her school library and brought it home, and I was like yes!!! I opened the book to check out the illustrations from my childhood, and then I wanted to screech noooooooooooooooo!
Is this now Sleeping Beauty with a spider on her face?????
Is this the scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz now?????
Is this a dog for sale????
Are we giving the toe a massage???
What is even going on here????
The cover change is whatever, but you can’t mess with illustrations inside that are a part of a books very essence. That is like taking even picture books such as Madeline, Where the Wild Things Are, Dr. Seuss books and putting new illustrations inside. It just doesn’t work!
The pictures just aren’t even creepy anymore! As my friend Erika from http://writeathomemothering.blogspot.com/ told me… they pretty much went from creepy to crappy!
What do you think of the new pictures?