Book Covers Redrawn in Five Minutes

May 22nd, 2012 by

If you haven’t noticed, Kidsmomo is a two-person team: just me and Karen. As I mention in Karen’s biography, she’s the words person for Kidsmomo, which leaves me… the pictures.

So I decided to test my skills and re-draw some fabulous book covers… in less then 5 minutes each.

Can you guess what book covers these are?

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REAL cover illustration of Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance, by John Jude Palencar

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REAL cover illustration of Wonderstruck, written and illustrated by Brian Selznick

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REAL cover illustration of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, written and illustrated by E.L.Konigsburg

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REAL cover illustration of Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth, illustrated by Jules Feiffer

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REAL cover illustration of E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web, illustrated by Garth Williams

Confession: I did use a computer program to draw… but I think we can all agree these are still nowhere near as beautiful as the originals! Like, 10,000 light years away from the originals.

So… were you able to guess? Leave a comment and let me know!

— Nancy

Nancy likes to redraw more than draw, so this post was super fun to do. Maybe it’ll be added to the Kidsmomo calendar regularly…

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One Response

  • Amy B. writes:
    May 28th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Love it! It’s like my “Book-tionary” game that I play with my elementary school students. Love that hide/show answer feature!

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