• Animals are a great way to sell a book to an intended audience, so I decided to make the dog much larger on the cover.

  • Using warmer colors helps draw in readers.

  • It is not clear that the book is a novel based on the title alone, so I added “a novel” below the title to avoid confusion.

  • The woodsy scene and buildings in the background hint at the book’s theme of protecting nature from development.

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