My First Treasury: Christmas Stories
My First Treasury: Christmas Stories was a board book treasure created for Publications International. This book featured all new artwork (which I art directed) with a variety of illustrators. While I was beholden to the text of the stories, I enjoyed being able to add little visual touches like the vacation photo on the “Santa Mountain” story.
Jane Maday was a favorite of mine to work with, and I worked with her again on a Sticker Fun: Animals book; she always nailed the requirements of an illustration while elevating the drawings and character designs beyond my detailed thumbnails.
The puffy cover features a die cut window into an illustration on the title page, gold foil, and a subtle gloss applied to the art elements.