The cover is finally here! If you've been following along on this blog, you know that I take my children's book covers very seriously.
Here's a post I did on the ideas I took from other children's books I love. Most of them focus on a single character in a setting that illuminates the themes and story of the book.
I gave a few simple instructors to Maima, the Tessalation! illustrator. I said:
1. I wanted Tessa showing the kind of exuberance she has in the book, maybe doing something physical,
2. I wanted it to be in the backyard (where else?)
3. I wanted the cover to reflect the theme of the book -- that there is a beauty and an order to nature, and we can feel like a part of that beauty.
What do you think? I think it turned out rather well.
The font for the book's text and the cover, by the way, is Maiandra GD, which was chosen by the project's graphic designer, Jeff Diesburg.
How do you think it turned out?