The front endpapers in Bang! Boom Roar! show each dinosaur that will appear in the book, with their names and pronunciations. Beside each dinosaur is a banana (for plant-eater) or steak (for meat-eater) or both (for omnivores).
The back endpapers are similarly awesome with each dinosaur driving its own construction vehicle (the machines appropriately labeled).
When endpapers are as cool as this example, why oh why do they get covered up by the dust jacket flap?
Don’t those publishers know how infuriating it is for us eager readers to keep the book nice and jacketed and NOT peek under the flap every time we want to read it?
I know you want to use that extra 2 ½ inches of paper to entice me to read the book. I know you want to tell me the wonderful author who wrote it, and the talented illustrator who created the artwork. BUT I’m tired of playing hide-and-peek with the cover of my picture book. So I have offered solutions:
Now that I have heroically offered solutions, my rant is done. And you can get back to THE GREAT ALPHABET DISASTER.