Board Book Cover Concepts

Its always interesting to see how the cover ends up from sketches to the final. For this particular book, What Does Cow Say?,  even the title changed! We started off with Meow Bow-Wow:

And then the other animals were introduced to the cover:


And then the cat and dog wasn't the center stage anymore:


And the final cover. The cow took center stage and the title changed completely. Hey, it happens!


As to the reasoning behind the switch, I was told that farm animals were hot sellers. I'm glad my rooster made it on the cover. :-)

What Does Cow Say? written by Joan Holub, illustrated by me, is now out in stores. Published by Cartwheel Books.