‘Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!’


Here we are again with the Friday Face Off meme created by Books by Proxy .   This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favourite book covers.  The rules are fairly simple each week, following a predetermined theme (list below) choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future week’s themes are listed below. This week’s theme:

Lion “If you place your head in a lion’s mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off”

This week I’ve again gone for a classic – to be honest, I had two choices for this one that immediately sprang to mind.  The first was The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.  Then I considered an Ilona Andrews book that I have that has a lion in the background.  Then it came to me – in a rush of singing and dancing, broomsticks and flying houses – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum.  It was obvious really.  ‘Follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick road, follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the yellow brick road’ (and, I was singing that in a proper Munchkin voice). (TBH I think I’ve had this book before – I recognise the covers – but, hey ho!)

I’ve gone for mainly lion covers and my favourite is:


Which is your favourite?

Next week – Phone

Future themes:

12/05/2017 – Phone “Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it”

19/05/2017 – Plane “When everything seem to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ….”

26/05/2017 – Mice “Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, ‘it might have been’…”

02/06/2017 – Moon “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars”

09/06/2017 – Mummy “It shuffles through the dry, dusty darkness”

16/06/2017 – Guitar “You couldn’t not like someone who liked the guitar”

23/06/2017 – Cat “In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this”

30/06/2017 – Hat “It is always cruel to laugh at people, of course, although sometimes if they are wearing an ugly hat it is hard to control yourself “

07/07/2017 – Gold “All that is gold does not glitter”

14/07/2017 – Boats “The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea, in a beautiful pea green boat…”

21/07/2017 – Planet “Any planet is ‘Earth’ to those who live on it”


13 Responses to “‘Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!’”

  1. Carmen

    I fancy the last one. I think it is really pretty. 🙂

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    The last one is my favorite. Given the choice, I always tend to go for the “realism” covers 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I do like that one too – in fact they’re all pretty good covers really. I do like the stripy legs cover too.
      Lynn 😀

  3. sjhigbee

    I, too, prefer the last one. I don’t like the cartoonish quality of the characters which makes the book seem important than I think it is… Great choice, Lynn:)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – even though I think I’ve used it before!
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Which just goes to show the quality:))

  4. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I’ll be boring and go with the others, I think I like the last one best, but I really like the nostalgic feel from the one you selected.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Lots and lots of covers for this book – I tried to stick to the lions though given the theme.
      Lynn 😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    Haha I think you have had this before, but I don’t think you can have too much Wizard of Oz 😀 I agree with your choice for a cover that actually has the cowardly lion on, however I also really like the 3rd cover with the stripy witch’s legs on.

    • @lynnsbooks

      That stripy legs cover is awesome – I was in two minds about choosing it but decided given the theme to go with the lion.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Danya @ Fine Print

    As much as I adore Ilona Andrews and the Kate Daniels series, those lions on the cover are not great. Good choice with this one! Hahaha.

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