Friday, June 21, 2013

Please Help!

It's that time! Please help us pick the cover for the next book. It's our first illustrated children's book, coming in January. Please vote which you like best for I AM AMELIA EARHART. A or B? (And yes, I always lose the vote).

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Anonymous said...

A

Anonymous said...

A! (I like them both, but she looks like she's laughing maniacally in B)

Anonymous said...

B! (I like them both too, but she looks like she's laughing maniacally in B :)

Anonymous said...

B

Anonymous said...

I personally like B

Anonymous said...

A - loved his work since Mini Marvels, btw!

Anonymous said...

A

Anthony Cummins said...

A - there is a clear excitement from that cover.

Anonymous said...

I don't know. B seems to be having the time of her life.

Anonymous said...

A - depicts childhood dreams of flight!

Anonymous said...

A

Marie Flanigan said...

Depends is the book about her wanting to learn to fly and then accomplishing that, or is the book about her career flying. A is better for the former, B is better for the latter.

Patricia Wilson said...

A

Anonymous said...

A is my vote. My wife says A too if she gets a vote as well.

Anonymous said...

A

Anonymous said...

A (though I like both of them)

Jacque said...

A ... Like it much better

M. Landeck said...

I like A ... Suggests the process of realizing an ambition, not simply the end result.

Shelly said...

B

There's so much joy in it.

Anonymous said...

A!!!!

Anonymous said...

A

Anonymous said...

I like "A" . Although I love them both, I like the fact that she is wearing her trademark scarf, and there is a red plane in the background. AE is usally associated with her red Lockheed Vega monoplane.. She did fly a yellow, "The Canary", biplane in her early days. Interestingly though AE pretty well always worn slacks as she didn't like her legs! Although AE looks likely she is having a great time in "B" it just doesn't have the same effect as A. My 2 cents forth..

Anonymous said...

A

Ron Earl Phillips said...

I have to go with A.

Anonymous said...

I like B. It makes me want to open the book and read it more than what A does.

Anonymous said...

A

Christy said...

I like B the best!

Richv1 said...

A makes her look more like her dreams will come true.

Rachel said...

I like A

Jim Jeffries said...

A. It seems a bit more like a kid dreaming of flight. And I love the big smile and arms spread wide. Cute!

Sandy ONeal said...

I like B because she is in an airplane.

Jim Jeffries said...

A. It seems a bit more like a kid dreaming of flight. And I love the big smile and arms spread wide. Cute!

Mary Platt said...

I like (A) for Christopher Eliopoulos's Avengers art.

Anonymous said...

I like A better but love that she is sitting in a plane in B. I don't prefer B because she doesn't look like a girl and her laugh is maniacal (as someone said previously). I am sure the book will be a success no matter which cover you choose because you are awesome!

jamie contrillo said...

A .

Anonymous said...

A

Lucas G. said...

A

Anonymous said...

Put a scarf on B, and it's perfect!!! =)

Anonymous said...

Cover a is more impactful for parents 'to pay for' .. cash

Anonymous said...

Cover a is more impactful for parents 'to pay for' .. cash

Anonymous said...

A

I think it is better than B and more to the experience of younger children.

Eddie Rentas said...

They are Both awesome, But I thing for a children should be A
Eddie Rentas

Anonymous said...

I really like both but your name is so much easier to read on A, so I'd have to go with that one.

marlene said...

I like B! Looks happier!

Frances F said...

I like A.
I am still a kid at 68 and was totally drawn to it!

Anonymous said...

I HAVEN'T READ THE BOOK..AND DON'T HER, IS THIS THE FIRST TIME TO GET'S TO FLY...IF SO I WOULD SAY A, LEAVE THE FLYING A SURPRISE..OTHER WISE THEY ARE BOTH JUST TO CUTE AND ADVENTURES..GREAT SALES ON THE BOOKS...

Anonymous said...

B!

J.C. said...

A

J.C. said...

A

Erica Brown said...

A

Offy said...

A

Richie Rump said...

A

Anonymous said...

No doubt, A

Anonymous said...

B

Anonymous said...

As a fellow aviator, I agree A! If B didn't make her to look like a mad women ( maybe a sweet smile with a wave) I would of chosen B because I like the idea of her flying amongst the clouds.

Lisa Cecil said...

A - Because she looks like a little girl with an imagination!

Martin said...

My 3-year-old sas A.

Martin said...

My 3-year-old sas A.

Anonymous said...

A

Anonymous said...

A is my favorite

Anonymous said...

I like B

Justin Corbett said...

B

Justin Corbett said...

B

Anonymous said...

A

Anonymous said...

I like them both. I would choose A because the cover shows her passion as a young girl.

Rev. Nicole Lendman said...

I prefer A because it looks more like a little girl

Anonymous said...

A

Anonymous said...

I prefer A because it looks more suitable for children.

Anonymous said...

I prefer B since it shows her in an airplane. I'm not really too keen on either one though.

bettycd said...

I like B, but A is good also

Anonymous said...

I like A much better because B reminds me of the muppets. The open mouth has the same sharpness as the muppets.

I am just looking forward to buying it for my grandkids as they will get a kick out of the fact that "Granny" reads books by the same children's author. :)

Unknown said...

A

Profs.Rusty Omens and Johnny B. Wary said...

A!

Anonymous said...

B, but A is a good second choice...

Anonymous said...

I like B the best. Looks more eye catching and intriguing to kids.

Anonymous said...

B so definitely!!! while both
are cute, B gives an indication
of contents!

annie

mysandycat@aol.com

Anonymous said...

A

Anonymous said...

A

jackscribe said...

A is somewhat cliche; I've seen several versions of this. B has the flying mode going for it and the 'little ones' may relate better to the art and subject.

Anonymous said...

B!!!

Polymathy said...

A

martha said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Shar22 said...

I'm going with B though both are great.

Mica said...

I showed this to my boys (6 and 5), and they say B. They said that A is about a girl and B is about a pilot. I think Amelia is more pilot than girl. And as a grownup girl, I think books about strong girls are good for boys and girls

Anonymous said...

B

She was a pilot, you know.

Anonymous said...

It has to be A for sure! Cannot wait for this to come out!

Anonymous said...

A :)

Rosanne Cleveland-King said...

A certainly speaks to me... and both covers are great.

Karen Okal said...

Karen Okal said I love them both but "A" is my favorite!

Anonymous said...

A

Anonymous said...

I pick "A". Looks like she is on the way to making her dream come true........so cute with her arms spread out, ready to fly! Reminds me of a quote I had on a bumper sticker once: "If you were unfortunate enough to be born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing".

Colin Blattel said...

A :)

Howie Kipnes said...

A. More realistic face and easier to read author's name.

Anonymous said...

A

Anonymous said...

A! Love ya Brad

Alexis G. said...

Both are great but ... I'm voting B. I'm more attracted to A for the artistic image but I don't think a child would see the girl depicted in A as Amelia, a pilot!

Anonymous said...

Dear Brad:
I like A. The other one looks more like Charlie Brown.

Russ D said...

A appealed to me more - looked more 'Fun'
Good Luck Brad!
Rss

Brian J. Bland said...

My daughter likes A

Stuart said...

I love B! As someone who took his first job as a teenager, so that I could afford flying lessons, I feel that B shows the sheer joy and excitement that an aviation lover feels whenever he or she gets behind the stick!

Mark Peesel said...

B, for Brad!

Anonymous said...

A

Anonymous said...

I'm partial to A. Plus, your name shows up much better on A.

Margaret said...

A is better because Amelia looks female. Amelia in B looks male, and we wouldn't want that because girls wouldn't relate.

Margaret

judy youngblood said...

B. I like to think of her as still up in the clouds flying, not on the ground.

JD said...

My ten-year-old daughter and I both liked B, but we wouldn't refuse to buy it with A on the cover. :)

Jane said...

A - Give us grass and sky & a loop of smoke:)!

bibliophile298 said...

I like A. She looks like she's about to set out on an adventure and can't wait.

Anonymous said...

B

Susan T. said...

B!! It looks more like it could be a female than A! My Granddaughter can't wait for this book~she loves airplanes!

Charles P. Norman said...

B draws the attention the best,and the lettering is more readable and memorable; B is the best choice

MaryR said...

B - of course!

Nikki O. said...

B - Chosen by my 5-year-old as the book he'd like to read! : )

MamaJanice said...

A! So cute.

marie perez said...

B, even though you can tell its a girl in A. If a little one can't read yet they may think it's a book for boys. Sorry:)

Journey said...

This is Amelia ... it should be "B"

Anonymous said...

Both are winners....but A you can see it is a girl wearing a skirt (I have a five yr old daughter and I cannot get her to wear anything but dresses..lol) I like B personally but A will be the winner and rightfully so!!!

Susan said...

I liked B better. But neither illustration really looks more "girl"like than the other. MIght be confusing-don;t know how aware little people are these days.

Straita1 said...

A is the Best!!

Jane said...

A -

Jeri Wade said...

B

Bon Jovi Fan 1973 said...

A

Chris Obert said...

A

J Miller said...

A

Doug said...

B

Nicole Valentino said...

-A-

Nicole Valentino said...

-A-

Christina Almeida said...

B

Anonymous said...

A

Charles Lewis said...

A

Ronda said...

I like B for the fact she is in the plane, it isn't just a dream anymore.

But you know me Brad, I am always the literal one at the party!!

Anonymous said...

I love B! It's adorable and looks like how I imagine Amelia might have felt.

Anonymous said...

A

Anonymous said...

Both look like snoopy and the red baron redone choose another.

Anonymous said...

A for sure!

Edie B said...

I like "A"

Anonymous said...

A

Janet Mahoney said...

"A" B looks like pacman

Janet Mahoney said...

"A"......B looks like pacman

Anonymous said...

I like "A"

Z said...

The upper body of A in the plane setting of B.

Barbara Dundee said...

A. Much nicer face, plus your name is more prominent.
Good luck.

Sergio Diaz said...

Both are nice but A stands out in a better way.

Z said...

The upper body of A in the plane setting of B.

West Michigan Singer said...

B

West Michigan Singer said...

B

Anonymous said...

"A" because she looks like a little girl who has always dreamed of flying. In "B" she looks like the 5th grade teacher who terrorized our elementary school -- a crazy, Hitler-esque despot. Not good. P.S. I love all your work!

Marianne said...

B -

I love B b/c she is so evidently having a GREAT time!!!

Melissa_Lossa said...

I like A - it's more inspirational

The logues said...

I like B but A shows a plane of her era.

brainzblogski said...

B

Anonymous said...

I like B the best and so does my husband. BTW, thanks for all the great books. I look forward to every one!

Anonymous said...

B, definitely B.

rats said...

A -- I think this is more likely to appeal to a young girl. A young AE running with her arms outstretched and a red scarf and a red plane.... I would've preferred it if she'd worn pants instead of a skirt :-)
B makes her look like Calvin (of Calvin & Hobbes), not AE.

JBM Consulting Group, Inc. said...

B

Anonymous said...

A - This will definitely be more appealing to a child. B has a "Red Baron"esque flavor that is a little scary.

JFT said...

B) I just like it better!

JFT

Odd Man Out said...

I prefer A

drpaskall said...

Definitely A! :-)
Her smile is way better, it draws you in much more. I love the plane in the background, her trademark outfit, and your name is also more clear on cover A.
Good luck with the new ventures, Brad!

Anonymous said...

A

Betty Chen said...

At first I thought B, but then felt A shows her being more female with a skirt on. I want it to be appealing to girls because my daughter chose Amelia Earhart for her historical figure when she was five years old -- based on wanting a female who was not dead (was questionable if and when she actually died).

Anonymous said...

A

mrsdarcy03 said...

A Caught my eye...I like it

Christine said...

I choose A. Looks friendly and fun.

Anonymous said...

A.........looks inviting and kid friendly.

Rob said...

B has more personality. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Actually, I'm not fond of either. They're a little "cartoony" for my tasts. However, if I must chose, I prefer A since it shows her as female which is significant.

Jeff said...

I don't like either one all that much, but A is better than B. A looks like a kid having fun, which would be appropriate for a children's book, while B just looks rather silly. Cartoonish is the word I saw someone else use to describe it.

Anonymous said...

definately A
Shows dreams & excitement of a child becoming a reality

Liz said...

A!

Ed Harris said...

B!

Ed Harris said...

B!
Definitely B!

Dave Hussell said...

A.

Anonymous said...

A - the character in cover B appears deranged!

Anonymous said...

I like both, but I prefer A

Michael M. Kadrie said...

A all the way. It shows her dreaming of one day flying and using her imagination. Love it!
If you want to turn this into an animated TV series, let me know :)

Anonymous said...

A

Regan. said...

I like A. And I know it must be the right choice because my 6 year old is next to me and she said the same.

Paul Beckley said...

A

Paul Beckley said...

A Please use A

Teri Dailey said...

MY 12 year old grandson says its obvious that b is it because shes driving an airplane DAA.
I feel that As picture of the girl
and Bs airplane would attract the little girls who still believe that dreams come true.

Meljprincess said...

B! She's in an airplane and that's how children (and some adults) relate to her.

Anonymous said...

A

Alisa Salley Rogers said...

Of the two, I like A the best.

Anonymous said...

B

Anonymous said...

I like the look of the girl's happy face in A.

B's picture could be of a boy.

Terry Kniess said...

I like the plane concept of B but the face used in A. Your name also stands out better in A. If I had to pick one of the two it would have to be B.

Anonymous said...

my 6 year old daughter said she liked B because " it looks like fun"

Rick Lesquier said...

I like them both but would choose A. It shows the imagination of a child dreaming of being a pilot, outstretched arms, soaring through the clouds in their mind. Love it!

Rick Lesquier said...

I like them both but would choose A. It shows the imagination of a child dreaming of being a pilot, outstretched arms, soaring through the clouds in their mind. Love it!

Anonymous said...

My 9 year old daughter said A. She said she knew she was a pilot but she just liked A better. I lean toward A as well!

Anonymous said...

Go with A, please.

Tabetha said...

I vote for A!!

Anonymous said...

B Definitely. In one quick look, it tells you everything. A is more vague.

Anonymous said...

B

Valerie S. said...

A for sure! Love that she "sees" herself as a future pilot as a kid and ends up fulfilling that dream! :D

ABE said...

Although neither looks like Abe Lincoln; I far prefer "A".

Anonymous said...

I go for AAAA all the way!!!

Anonymous said...

A!! Reminds me of what Jor El says in Man of Steel; 'What if a child dreamed of becoming something other than what society had intended? What if a child aspired to something greater?'
Mr. Kelley

jwolfbauer said...

A+ on A

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