Thursday, January 29, 2009

Being in the middle is RUFF RUFF RUFF.

Yesterday I received the “proofs” for Middle Child Blues, which means the illustrations are set, glossy on the page, with text in place. No folds or binding. Just flat sheets in a stack. It’s always a bit like Christmas when I get to see the illustrations for the first time. They arrived in a big white Fed-Ex envelope, and I wasn’t expecting them. A nice Wednesday surprise. Here is the illustration for the back cover. It will have the caption, “Being in the middle is rough.” From what I understand, Dave Catrow loves to draw dogs. And he does it so well. The dog in the middle here is a bit of a “star” in the book. He dances the watoosi on more than one occasion.

Tomorrow I get to see the cover image, and I'll be posting it for you to see.

3 comments:

John and Jodi said...

That is sooo cool. The pictures are so cute. Can't wait till my kids get addicted to this one.

Danna Smith said...

Kristyn, I LOVE the dogs! This book is going to be another hit!

Kristyn Crow said...

Hey thanks...I got so lucky to have David Catrow do this one--although I've been lucky with all my illustrators... Hey, Danna, I really love the illustration style for Two at the Zoo! It seems a perfect match for the text.