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Sunday, July 09, 2006

A Book About Trees

I'm not sure about many things in life, but I'm *very* sure I will never utter this sentence, either aloud or in my head:

I have always been a bit ashamed of my lack of knowledge about tree species...

But if you're as tortured as the reviewer is over your lack of knowledge about trees, this is the book for you. The Penguin UK version (top) looks great, although there's part of me that expects Frodo Baggins be hiding in there somewhere. The US hardcover version (bottom) perhaps recognized that, and thus came up with something blander than bland.


6 comments:

Katharine said...

The UK version is so much better. The U.S. version puts me to sleep.

Eileen said...

I think perhaps the US version is trying for truth in advertising. I'm willing to bet trees don't want a love letter printed on paper made from their crushed relatives. Just a thought.

E is for Editrix said...

Ironic, huh?

Martin said...

Trees are a wonderfull subject for photography. Why did both versions use illustrations? I don't like either, the illustration on the UK version is better but the title font is just bad. I see a missed opportunity here.

Anonymous said...

Both actually match their respective titles.

kitty said...

I absolutely love the UK cover! Love your Frodo comment :)