Woohoo! Here are my three very unique finalists for my new children’s ebook, That’s How Much I Love You, coming this fall. I sincerely thank every artist who took the time to review my instructions and submit their work for this project. It was a tough decision, but my three finalists are: Melissa Larson, Michelle Yee, and Kathryn E. Mills. I thought Melissa’s Disney-esque style was charming and engaging. Michelle didn’t have time to put the finishing touches on her poppy pic, but she sent me other examples that tell me she has a refined style, which would give it a classic feel. And Kathryn’s labrador characters are busily stealing my heart, giving me a serious puppy-craving.

I’m going to decide soon on who will illustrate the book. But I thought I’d gather your thoughts…which style grabs YOUR attention for the 2-5 year old crowd?