Does anyone else remember the Animorph books? Those kids books with the amazing covers showing different kids (in very late 90’s styles) transforming into various animals. The best part of these ‘morphs’ was the wonderful the in-between phases of kid into animal– which produced so many hilarious images.
I have always remembered loving these books. I remember every time our grade school classes were allowed to go to the library I would immediately find the Animorph books to look at the cool covers. So, whenever I go to a used book store I will usually glance at their kids section to see if they have any of these books. This winter I finally found the jack-pot of Animorph books, and they were only 2 bucks. So as a mature adult, I decided I needed to buy one. As such, I began the process of comparing the covers to find the silliest morph and while I was trying to choose between the anteater and the bat book, I decided that the bat book was slightly more hilarious looking.
I brought my prize home and once I had read the summary i realized that I don’t think I ever actually read these books. I asked a few people about these books, and while everyone I asked immediately remembered the covers, no one said they had read them either.
So, on my flight home from the holidays I endeavored to read my new book. And in so doing, I think I can safely say that the covers of these books are by far the best thing about them. The covers are so creative and weird and strangely memorable. While the story, isn’t the best. I did have quite a lot of fun reading it, and narrating some choice passages though.
All of this is to ask the question, do you guys remember these books? Am I the only one who has such fond memories of these covers? If you do remember them, what cover if your favourite? I’d love to hear from you guys!
P.S. I just googled the series looking for a publication date, and I came across one where a girl morphs into a star fish. This is by far my new favourite cover, and I cannot for the life of me think of a situation where becoming a star fish would be at all helpful, which I think adds another level of fun!