Wednesday, May 30, 2007

u is for ugly

I've ordered two books about autism for my son: Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes and I Am Utterly Unique. Looking at the cover of Different Like Me brings up something I often wonder about--why do small press books so often have such crummy illustrations? I know they don't have a lot to spend, but damn, there are so many decent artists out there not making any money either!

Of course, with small niche markets, you have to wonder if they get away with being so ugly just because they can.

But truly, it is unfair to judge a book by its cover. Both books were very positively reviewed by parents of ASD kids, so I will hope for the best.