A Book By It’s Cover…Exactly

365 Days of Thank You

Does it ever make sense to judge a book by its cover — literally or metaphorically? Tell us about a time you did, and whether that was a good decision or not.

mikemulliganWhen our grandchildren lived with us, we went to the library every other Saturday.  Enough books for two weeks of daily reading would fill our reusable shopping bags and piled into the back of my car.  My granddaughter, Coco, at 5-years-old, would go to the picture book section of the children’s room to find the twenty or so books that interested her.

stone soupI would, of course, try to find books for her.  I picked out my favorites from childhood, Stone Soup, Caps for Sale, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel; show them to Coco, and predictably she would say, “nah, I don’t like that one.”  Inevitably, she would pick out the books by looking at the cover and…

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