Submitter: Have to admit that I weeded Robert Kraske’s The Story of the Dictionary (March 1st 1975 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ) back in 2009, but I wonder how many of these titles with weird mid 1970s art are still hanging around school libraries. I looked at the spine of this one for a good ten years before I thought to look at the cover. Story of the Dictionary? Eh. Might be useful.
Love the cover of Silent Sentinels: The Story Of Locks, Vaults, And Burglar Alarms, also by Robert Kraske (Doubleday, 1969).
Now I sort of wish I had kept the books with really bad covers and used them to decorate my family room!
Holly: These are definitely some trippy covers!