I still remember the sense of excitement, responsibility, wonder and anticipation in choosing first the name of my son and later that of my daughter (shoutout to two of the most amazing children ever 🙌). There were a few heated discussions, names that seemed as appropriate the first time around as they seemed silly the next time we whispered them in disbelief. Lists were made, lists were scraped. In the end, the names we chose weren’t even among the initial contenders but all’s well that ends well: my children have no complains and I love their names... so I approached the process of choosing the bookcover for my first picture book with all the confidence of a mom boss. Turns out, choosing the right art piece to play double duty as the Cover of my first book baby can be as daunting as choosing your firstborn's name.
Obviously, the cover must feature Ingo, the scarlet macaw at the center of this beautiful visual story. Here are a few Scroll to see a few maybe-s and the final cover choice for Here Comes Ingo.