In his kitchen, Kevin nervously moved furniture and set his phone against a bowl on the counter.
“So I thought you could go to the refrigerator and take the cake out. I’ll come by and say, ‘Wait! Don’t you want a better snack?’ and I’ll hand you some carrots.”
“OK,” Lily waited for her cue.
One afternoon, in math class, Kevin noticed that Jesse was not working on math. Upon closer inspection, Kevin saw that Jesse was quite off-task!
They worked on their rainforest project.
And then they watched Bill Nye the Science Guy.
The next day in school, Lily and Kevin sat together at lunch. Kevin traded his clover for some of Lily’s collard greens. They did this every day.
“Want to come over today to work on the Rain Forest project?” Kevin asked.
“Sure. What time?”
“4? And afterwards, we can watch Bill Nye the Science Guy.”
“Sure, that sounds great.”
I was working on the back cover art and came up with the illustration shown above.
Feedback from my family:
“That first little chameleon is so cute!”
“Um, that second one is humping the dad.”
“Yeah, why’s she humping his dad?”
Lots of laughing.
I started over. There were murmurs that the second baby chameleon was doing something x-rated to the sibling.
“Move the second chameleon up higher, she still looks like she’s humping her dad.”
Despite the pain, feedback IS valuable.
I’m going with this one:
I just need to make the cover and I’ll be ready to start the self-publishing process…