First off, Happy Christmas to anyone who celebrates! I hope you receive lots of books!
This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!
I don’t know about you, but I love pop-up books and I have a few. Trail, by David Pelham, is a fantastic, all white adventure through nature. The text is sparse, but that’s fine because the papercraft inside is fantastic and incredibly detailed. It’s from 2007, published by Little Simon, ISBN: 9781416948940. It’s just a beautiful book.