Not long ago, when I visited my my parents in Manitoba, my mom pulled out a license plate that had adorned my childhood bike for years.
This was a big deal: in the 1970s, you never found the name “Leanne” on any paraphernalia. What was even more curious was that this was an Alberta license plate, the province that would become my home nearly thirty years after that yellow-and-black rectangle hung behind my banana seat.
I am drawn to names and to name stories.
For those of you who read this blog regularly, you may know that I have a picture book coming out May 2014.
What very few people know, however, is how talented the illustrator, Tina Kugler, is. I am thrilled to present the cover of The Change Your Name Store (minus the title which will be on the sky as well as our names which will be on the delivery truck):
The full cover (front and back) is below:
Tina has filled these pages with hidden humour. (Spot the empty bird cage…and the missing parrots…)
I can’t wait to show you more.
On the subject of names…
I’d love to hear if you ever had any paraphernalia that had your name on it.