Friday, September 17, 2010

Wayside Difference

Everybody knows about those ridiculously awesome Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar, right? (If you haven't, you've missed out on 30 stories of goofy goodness) For those of you who remember these nonsensical stories (one for each floor), you might've noticed a slight difference between the cover and the first chapter.

For the less observant among you, can you spot the major difference? It's not the lack of a blackboard in the background, nor the shape of Mrs. Gorf's smile. It's not even the slight difference in the outlines, nor even the fact it's in black & white.

Give up? Already? Boy, you people have it too easy. Here's a page by page comparison:

As you can see, the boy's grown an additional opposable thumb. Apparently, the dreaded six-fingered disease isn't just limited to Manga characters.

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