Endpaper Match-up Game

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.


  1. C. PUT ME IN THE ZOO-Every child should have a copy of this fun classic about a creature with special spots.
  2. D. THIS BRIDGE WILL NOT BE GRAY-You’ll love the story of how the Golden Gate Bridge got its bright orange color.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

2 thoughts on “Endpaper Match-up Game

  • May 25, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Very clever indeed! Love your interesting stories and books!

    • May 26, 2017 at 8:14 am

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this post that celebrates the artistry that goes into book design.


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