Hello and welcome to the Awesome Covers segment of All Authors Magazine.
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Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart
Benjamin is about to lose a whole lot more than good toilet paper. But even with his flair for clever slogans, will he be able to win a cash prize large enough to keep a promise he made to his dad before he died?
Maybe it’s the Doctor Seuss feel, maybe the nostalgia that it evokes, but I absolutely love this cover. It’s a grand combination of color, fun, art and reminiscence.
Having suffered from dyslexia my whole life, as a kid I was mostly drawn to Dr. Seuss books because of the covers. There was something so homey, playful and colorful about them that I could do nothing but flip through the pages and imagine that I was a tangible member of Whoville. As as adult, there is a small place in my heart that is still reserved for the vivid and heartwarming images related to all Dr. Seuss books.
THAT was the main allurement for me in regards to “Death by Toilet Paper”. Not only could one tell that book is going to be a fun ride, but the cover invokes a desire to want to open it.
Perhaps it’s the funny title, or the fish floating around a pack of toilet paper … whatever the case, this amusing illustration is worthy of recognition.
I love the fact that the colors just splash off the page. (No pun intended, despite the presence of the fish.) Plus, the cover is a combination of fun and advertising. What is one winning when you open the book? A barrel of laughs, or a hodgepodge of poo? Whatever the case, the reader is in for one heck of a ride … wipe even. I won’t repeat what my colleague has already expressed, only that I am in agreement with this being chosen as the All Authors’ Awesome Cover.