Drumroll Please …

This has been in the works for a while now, and it has been killing me not to be able to share it.  But at long last Abrams has released their Fall 2011 catalog, which means I can finally unveil the cover for Peter Nimble & His Fantastic Eyes!

It was drawn by Gilbert Ford (of “secret series” fame) and designed by Chad Beckerman (of Chad Beckerman fame).  The two of them went through a couple of rounds of brainstorming — including a fairly involved cover involving cutaway eyes.  I am truly astounded with the final product.  Seriously.  Just look at the thing …

To see a little bit more Peter Nimble (and to see the other wonderful books Abrams will be putting out this year) check out the catalog.  Then rush to Amazon and pre-order 100 copies.

11 Comments Leave a Comment

  • Patrick says:

    Seriously awesome Jonathan. It looks great.

  • kbryna says:

    I particularly love the typeface for the title. It’s somehow very Roald Dahl-ish but entirely its own as well.

  • Craig Chapman says:

    100 copies pre-ordered.

    Can’t wait.

  • alex says:

    beautiful, awesome, yay. it reminds of the scene from the mary poppins movie when all the characters climbed through the london sky on smoke stairs.

    also, 1000 copies pre-ordered (i had to outdo craig)

  • Tiff says:

    Soooooooooooooo proud of you, Jon!

  • Angela says:

    Your name is on it!

  • Kelly says:

    so fantastic. 100? How does one MILLION pre-orders sound?!

  • Wow! It looks incredible! I love it! I’ll definitely be on the lookout for it. Thank you for sharing it!

  • Scope Notes says:

    Great cover! I dig the keyhole letter “i”. Can’t wait to read it.

  • Mike says:

    Seriously amazing. The colors are sensational. I like the bright title colors matiching the windows. They really jump off the backdrop. If I was a middle grade grade boy I would definitely pick it up before something else distracted me.

  • Travis: I agree, the keyhole “i” is a great touch (I think credit goes to Chad for that one).
    Mike: Let’s hope your students agree!





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