This gorgeous illustration by Jack Wiens depicts a scene in my latest children’s picture book project, Flora Belle and Dreami Dragon. Here, Dreami is giving Flora Belle her dragon whistle that can be heard anywhere in the world but only by the dragon who gave it to her. Dragons have just one such whistle and they are very careful to whom they give it. Besides their friendship, it is the greatest gift a dragon can share with anyone.
I’ve just requested that the the story and illustrations be laid out in the Kindle, softcover, hardcover book formats; the covers be created; and the back cover text to be edited. Once they are all done, the book will be ready for release, perhaps in about three weeks.
The illustration is gorgeous!
I agree. I love the vibrant water-color feel of it. It was a look I sought out for this book. Thank you for your kind comment, Colleen.
I like this
I’m glad to hear it, Joanne.
Yay, Milanda will love this. We just had a very interesting Skype conversation about dragons a few months ago. She contends that the American view on dragons is diametrically opposed to the Chinese view. I agreed, but told her we did have some books and songs where dragons were seen as friendly.( I believe she was thinking more of the dragons in the Harry Potter Series.)Lovely illustration!.
Perhaps you could introduce her to Puff the Magic Dragon and/or Disney’s Pete’s Dragon. My next book project, titled “Sir Alex Sleighs a Dragon” will feature a fierce dragon and a kind one. It will be dedicated to my grandson Alex who loves fierce dragons. No dragons will be hurt in the making of the book.
Yes, I actually sang Puff to her and she does know about Pete’s dragon. I will definitely be sending her your books. She’ll love them. I think she and Alex would get along extremely well.
Thank you, Clare. Your comment brought a smile to my face.
🐉 (this is supposed to be a dragon emoji, but I’m not seeing it????)
this is so beautiful –
Thank you, Beth. I’m delighted to hear it.
Love it. The artwork is amazing. Shows so much character and personality. 🙂 ❤
I agree. Jack makes the characters come alive. Thank you for commenting, Tess.
The best I’ve seen in a while. ❤
Glad to hear it, Tess.
I love the illustration! I bet the book is awesome. Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind message. May you always feel welcome here.
Gorgeous illustration! I look forward to its readiness for distribution.
Thank you, Jan. Hopefully you’ll be able to have it in your hands in less than a month. I appreciate your interest and encouragement.
I love the illustration and the message!
Thank you for your kind message!
No problem! 🙂