This week's Cover is:
Several kids said it definately caught their attention
They thought it looked scary
The colors all blend together - nothing stands out (many said this)
Several couldn't tell what it was a picture of
They seemed to like it and were interested in finding out what the book was about. If they saw it as scary looking they were definately interested in looking at it closer. The funny thing - Neil Gaiman's name is really big, but I think only 2-3 students had heard of him before until I told them he wrote Coraline! So putting his name so large on the cover was wasted on them.
MY BIG A-HA!
Ok this is kinda funny. I read this book this summer, so I looked at the cover a lot. It wasn't until I put this in front of my students that I saw it. There is a profile of a face within the cover. I assume it's suppose to be the main character. Do you see it? Look closely. The right edge of the stone creates the profile within the mist. Once we all saw that the cover got waaaaay more interesting!