to make picture book cover!
My heart is full sharing the cover of my and illustrator Mags DeRoma’s picture book, To Make, with her cover art!
Our picture book will be out in summer 2022 from HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books.
Here is the cover of To Make, courtesy of Mags DeRoma!
I danced when I first saw it because this joyful stunner feels so right. It captures the spirit of this picture book. Its heart. Because TO MAKE is a manual to inspire kids to do just that, make something their own. To celebrate the process, the perseverance of any creative act. To encourage everyone who reads it to “keep making.” And look at those kids embarking in that direction! This cover feels like an invitation, full of possibility. Look at how they are dancing too!
You can read an interview I did with Mags about the cover and her process of making all the art for To Make on This Picture Book Life here.
We both are also full of thanks for:
Mabel Hsu, our incredible and truly dream editor at Katherine Tegen Books; Hannah Mann, who boldly and affectionately agented this book for us both; Amy Ryan, ace art director at Harper; Molly Fehr, gifted designer at Harper. This team has worked diligently on and cared deeply for this book from the jump. Thank you.
All photos courtesy Mags DeRoma.