Book Art

I dug through my kids’ bookshelves this morning to find the copy of IF I SHOULD DIE that I gave to my daughter (6 yrs old) when I showed her that I had dedicated it to her. The reason: I’m dedicating AFTER THE END to my son (7 yrs old), and, based on the fact that they always want to have THE SAME THING, thought his dedication should be similar.

Much to my surprise, I saw that Lucia had done her own book art inside her copy of IISD. Isn’t it perfect?


Lucia’s version of the cover swirls. I’m not sure if that’s Kate or Lucia in the bottom left. (Or both, if she’s identifying with the main character, like I hope my readers do!) In either case…great shoes.


More swirls. The page was obviously lacking in decoration.


Mutant Fowl

I especially love the turkey/chicken/peacock (we’ll just call it Mutant Fowl), because its inclusion on that page is shrouded in mystery. Maybe Mutant Fowl stands for strength, joy and love to a 6-year old. Or maybe Lucia wished there were more animals in the book. I’m not going to ask. I have a feeling it’s one of those mysteries that’s better left unsolved.

11 Comments to Book Art

  1. by Jenna M. - On September 5, 2013

    Soooo adorable! 🙂

  2. by Judith Chabot - On September 5, 2013

    Wow! Amy, don’t you think that Lucia’s use of color is reallllllly impressive there in the first picture?? I do! And the skirt and the shoes on the girl– really good!

  3. by amy - On September 5, 2013

    Judith – I’m wondering if this wasn’t done right after I showed her a video of Jackson Pollack painting. 🙂

  4. by Shelby von Wahl - On September 5, 2013

    that is really impressive; i love it!

  5. by Jackie - On September 5, 2013

    So sweet and awesome! Give my love to them both! What a great drawing!

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