This is the front cover of my picture book, FUDDLEY DUDDLEY MAKES FRIENDS, about a yorkie (inspired by my dog Henry) meeting birds and bugs in his garden. I believe children are fascinated by bugs, so I keep adding them to my books.
What better way to spend a summer afternoon than lazily studying ladybugs? Tic, Toc and Taffy are doing just that. They hadn’t realized they are actually beetles.
In this book I tried the effect of layers with shadows. See what you think and check them out for free in a slide show in my gallery.