Want to play? I’m starting a new blog feature called GAMES. These quick mind benders will highlight fun book facts. I’m kicking the feature off with “Endpaper Match-up”. Endpapers are the very first and last pages of a book. Generally, they are solid colors with no personality. But many publishers use this space to celebrate the book’s content.
Here are a few clever endpapers I’ve come across. Can you guess which endpapers go with which book? Scroll down for the answer key.
- C. PUT ME IN THE ZOO-Every child should have a copy of this fun classic about a creature with special spots.
- D. THIS BRIDGE WILL NOT BE GRAY-You’ll love the story of how the Golden Gate Bridge got its bright orange color.
- A. STAND STRAIGHT ELLA KATE-The endpapers of this true tale of an eight-foot tall woman feature a life-size drawing of her size 24 shoe.
- F. THE YEARLING-One of America’s greatest artists, N.C. Wyeth, illustrated this 1938 classic about a boy and his family in the Florida backwoods.
- B. HAVE YOU SEEN MY DRAGON?-Many endpapers feature maps. This map of the main character’s journey through a big city intrigues the reader before he/she turns the first page.
- E. HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS-What could be better than Harry Potter? How about an illustrated edition by artist Jim Kay? These glorious endpapers depict the Hogwarts’ greenhouse.
QUESTION: How about your books? Any interesting endpapers? Please share in the comments section.