Bibliomotion Around the World: Duct Tape Parenting

Many of our recent titles are now–or will soon be–available around the world from foreign publishers. Sometimes, though, the translations come with facelifts, and we love to see how the covers change from one edition to the next. Vicki Hoefle’s Duct Tape Parenting tackles the universal question of how much parents should hover over their kids (very little). This title has been a particularly adventuresome traveler, and we’ve rounded up five different covers to show you below.

Many of our recent titles are now – or will soon be – available around the world from foreign publishers. Sometimes, though, the translations come with facelifts, and we love to see how the covers change from one edition to the next. Vicki Hoefle’s Duct Tape Parenting tackles the universal question of how much parents should hover over their kids (very little). This title has been a particularly adventuresome traveler, and we’ve rounded up five different covers to show you below.

Original: The retro design is a fun, tongue-in-cheek throwback to the 1950’s tradition of the “ideal” American family.
Original: The retro design is a fun, tongue-in-cheek throwback to the 1950’s tradition of the “ideal” American family.
Spain, Alba Editorial: Though not so overtly ‘50s, this cover doesn’t stray far from the black and white caricature nature of the original.
Spain, Alba Editorial: Though not so overtly ‘50s, this cover doesn’t stray far from the black and white caricature nature of the original.
Czech Republic, Albatros Media: We love the bright colors and bold change from drawing to photograph on this cover.
Czech Republic, Albatros Media: We love the bright colors and bold change from drawing to photograph on this cover.
South Korea, Wisdomhouse Publishing: This cover is much more subdued, and it’s the only one in which the child isn’t smiling! We’re interested in thechoice to use a photo of an American-looking boy, rather than a South Korean child.
South Korea, Wisdomhouse Publishing: This cover is much more subdued, and it’s the only one in which the child isn’t smiling! We’re interested in thechoice to use a photo of an American-looking boy, rather than a South Korean child.
Taiwan, Mufone Publishing: With bright colors and fun drawings of kids playing together, we love this multicultural and universally appealing cover.
Taiwan, Mufone Publishing: With bright colors and fun drawings of kids playing together, we love this multicultural and universally appealing cover.