Well, book 6, Andi Far from Home, is giving me issues. I think I have the plot hammered out now (finally!), but it may mean she's not really doing the whole "cable car" thing that is shown on the original book 6 cover I showed off a few Fridays ago. Instead, she's going to end up at the Pacific Ocean (Seal Rocks to be exact), so I thought maybe a more beach-oriented cover would be better.
Well,now I'm stumped! I don't know WHICH ONE I LIKE BEST. I love the red dress, but it looks to fancy to go to the beach. I suppose I could keep the original cover because she's in San Francisco, and what yells "San Francisco!" more than a cable car, even if Andi never steps foot on one?
But I put the red dress on her on a beach scene. Does a fancy dress look dumb at the beach? Does it look overly photo-shopped? Or does it look realistic for Andi to get all dressed up (she is with Aunt Rebecca, after all) and they go eat dinner at the fancy Cliff House afterwards. A picture of Seal Rocks and the Cliff House in 1870 is at the bottom of this post.
Or should Andi be in more casual beach clothes, and is it more natural and appealing to have her wearing the hat and looking like she's actually having fun? LOL
Let me know, O wise readers. I know you aren't exactly the target age, but you are definitely closer to the target reading age than Mrs. M is. Show it to younger sibs, maybe, and get their opinions? Kregel will--in the end--create the covers, but I send them the concepts. Which idea should I suggest to them? (If the modern Daisy Kingdom dress on the hat picture looks like too modern print (cupcakes) that can be maybe changed to look more old-fashioned, so don't let that stand in your way if you like that cover better overall.)
Number 1, 2, or 3? I need your votes! (Those are the real Seal Rocks in the background, BTW)