As others have mentioned, finding softcover artists’ books to write about wasn’t terribly easy. Most of the really advanced book artists seem to work in other formats. So I started looking around blogs for artists who maybe weren’t super-advanced but had still made something soft-cover that I found interesting.
I found this one: Scared of the Bugs, by Kara Sjoblom-Bay. I like the book’s cover, with plastic bugs glued on the fold and bug images stamped on the front. I also like the idea of making a book about something that scares the artist. I want to know what’s under that flap that says “I don’t like to open this flap.” I wonder if it’s maggots. Maggots are something I would never want to see.
I feel a little bad about linking to a photo because she expressly says not to do so on the sidebar of her blog, but I guess since it’s in the spirit of education, maybe she won’t mind. Eek.