38 comments


  • I like the second (going left to right) and the last ones best, simply because the text comes out clearer. it is easier to read and assuming your audience is quite young, you want easy to read lettering. It is also blacker and therefore jumps out rather than some of the others, which submit to the smaller text.
    I hope this helps. I know how hard it can be to pick the right cover and so on.

    November 29, 2013
  • Beverly Drain

    Top right. Clean, asy to read and not too foofy.

    November 29, 2013
  • Beverly Drain

    Or easy to read. That, too.

    November 29, 2013
  • Hi Aviva,

    I like # 3. The t’s stand out for Kitten & Butterfly. It is cute & fun for children. It is also an attention grabber for them, giving a final tender touch to the beautiful illustrated talent of
    Tekla Huszar.
    Good Luck & Best Wishes!

    November 29, 2013
    • avivagittle

      Thanks, Karen! I’m very excited about that series. The response from beta readers has been excellent so far.

      December 02, 2013
  • Font #6. It is easy to read but still has charm of elegance and has some flaire.

    Font #1 is invisible.

    Font #2 is too plain.

    Font #3 is too rigid.

    Font #4 is too busy.

    Font #5 is too cheap.

    November 29, 2013
  • I think the stronger and more readable font is best, #2, or perhaps #6. While some may be more “fun”, it seems that on a shelf in a bookstore, you want your book and title to stand out from the rest. Bright colors and bold fonts do that. You might try increasing the font size of #2 a bit and see what happens. Beryl

    November 29, 2013
  • No question. #5 is best for these reasons:
    ~ It’s has enough whimsy.
    ~ It’s kid-friendly.
    ~ It’s very readable.
    ~ It’s bold enough without using a bold version.
    ~ Because the capital K and B are close to the height of the other letters, it gives it a better balance.
    ~ The ampersand is unique and quirky enough which gives it added interest. When you use an ampersand, you have to consider what that looks like in the font package. Of course you could always substitute the & from one font with another but unless you’re very careful about doing that, it can be a real mismatch.
    ~ Because the letters have a bit of a randomness about them, it fits with the playfulness of a kitten and the way butterflies flit around the sky.

    Here are the reasons not to use the other choices:
    #1 – too light
    #2 – too straight and uninteresting
    #3 – fun but a little too straight up and down
    #4 – too much scroll
    #6 – the K & B are so much bigger than the other letters, looks out of proportion, almost over-powering the cover design.

    So it’s not a matter of which one is the favorite, you need to look at all the factors and pick which one fits the overall design best.

    November 29, 2013
    • avivagittle

      Thanks for the detailed feedback, Nancy. Very helpful!

      December 02, 2013
  • Natz Page

    I like font 6 best and then font 3 as a close second. Font 6 has a nice look as you look at the whole page, it flows with the softness of the illustration.

    November 29, 2013
  • I like 6 best. I’d stay away from 1 and 4 because too hard for young readers to read. Good luck!

    November 29, 2013
  • Font two

    November 30, 2013
  • I like font #6

    November 30, 2013
  • The second font. It’s clear and bold without interfering with the artwork.
    Kind regards,
    Gina
    Meanderart.

    November 30, 2013
  • I like #6 it is clear and easy to read, not so hazy as some of the others. Good luck with this. When I did this once I ended up with equal likes for each example!

    December 01, 2013
    • avivagittle

      Thanks, Jacqui! I’ve gotten many helpful comments that may change my approach.

      December 02, 2013
  • I like #3 & #4! Great cover and of course I love monarch butterflies. Hope you’ll check out my book at http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Matilda-ebook/dp/B00AU9ZISA/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1362172868&sr=8-1 Also, I interview authors on my blog at http://www.4writersandreaders.com Wishing you much success with Kitten & Butterfly!

    December 02, 2013
  • no. 6 clean and quick to read and a nice font for that and no.3 for a more stylized flair and still easy to read . Hope that helps you with all the other view points.

    December 02, 2013
  • Love #3 and #6

    Bold letters are perfect for children ages 8 and below.

    December 02, 2013
  • Michelle Crunkleton-Clark

    I find the top right one easiest to read.

    December 02, 2013
  • K.Dore

    #2, top right. I have done literacy work with grade one students and I find the fancy fonts tend to confuse them. Even if this book is designed to be read by an adult (I’m not sure what you intend), we presume the adult is pointing to the words as they read to make it instructional and entertaining. The easy to read fonts help kids who are struggling with letter recognition – we want lots of readers so let’s reduce the challenges for early readers. While five is easy, it doesn’t match the artwork (I work in magazine design/editing too). Hope this balances aesthetics and function for you!

    December 02, 2013
    • avivagittle

      Thanks for that perspective; you make a great point. Of course, this font is for the title, not the body text (we are using Baskerville). It is meant to be read to the child. The Aviva Gittle “My First Chapter Book” series is meant to transition new readers from picture books to chapter books. “The Boy Who Bounced to the Moon” and “Snack Attack!” are the first two books published in that series (available on Amazon).

      December 02, 2013
  • the last one has the best typeface

    December 02, 2013
  • I like #3 and #5. I think the fonts feel playful. Good luck. Very nice cover.

    December 02, 2013
  • Number 2. You don’t want fancy or distracting, you want clean lines. Whimsical swirly fonts don’t match the art.
    I’ve illustrated 19 trade books and countless covers, I’ve got experience on the subject.

    December 03, 2013
  • Julie Gribble

    #3 – playfully cute

    December 04, 2013
  • Jessica Ann Morris

    #3 strikes the perfect balance and blend!

    December 04, 2013
  • Latasha

    I like #3. It is bold and stands out, plus the font reminds me of a kitten and a butterfly.

    December 05, 2013
  • I prefer AND I think all of the samples would be easier to read if you provided more separation between the two subtitle lines and the actual title. Thanks for asking!

    December 18, 2013
    • avivagittle

      Thanks for your comments, Gayle! Any feedback on the fonts? A lot of people seem to like font #3. Your thoughts?

      December 18, 2013
  • Top right or bottom left – it’s obviously an ebook for children. I just read that in the U.S. schools will stop teaching cursive. Since the book should be for most markets I’d eliminate cursive fonts, which might confuse children. At least I have no preference when it comes to top right or bottom left.

    December 23, 2013
  • I like #3 It looks like it was written by a butterfly in flight.

    December 24, 2013
  • Hi,

    I did several book cover but here it is often a question of taste. The “funny” fonts don´t survive the time so well and distract from the beautiful illustration you have there.

    Depending on your target:
    Font 1 & 6 are quiet feminine although 6 is a classic.
    Font 2 is more neutral and clean.
    It would appeal all buyers (moms & dads) for either girls or boys.

    I was thinking a bit about the placing of the title, the illustration is squeezed. Giving a little space around can be a good idea, decreasing the size of the illustration & adding sky.

    Hope I don´t confuse too much;)
    Good luck!

    January 09, 2014
    • avivagittle

      Really appreciate the detailed feedback, Eva. We will likely move the butterfly down to give more room. And, I will likely remove “Aviva Gittle eBooks” to give more space, too.

      January 09, 2014
  • I like #3. It’s easy to read, but still interesting.

    January 10, 2014
    • avivagittle

      Thanks, Joy; great feedback!

      January 10, 2014
  • As a graphic designer, illustrator, etc. for product packaging, covers, and more here’s my opinion.

    I like 3 best, and 2 almost as much, then 6. As far as the rest, none rate nearly as close as 2 & 3. Even though you didn’t ask, I would change the all the other non-title text to a sans serif font; I would increase the butterfly size by about 20-30%.

    Good Luck!

    P.S. I hope you post on LinkedIn again when it “ships”

    January 17, 2014
    • avivagittle

      Thank you for the feedback! I’ve come to the point where I don’t like any of them. None of them are quite right. I think it’s like when you buy a house; when it’s the right one it feels like home. 🙂 I will definitely post the final cover.

      January 18, 2014

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