By Kelley Smoot Garrett, Hollywood, California
This second page completes the stage-setting that began with the first page, and Letitia illustrating what will become the main motif for Princess April Morning-Glory’s name.
But the profound, yet subtle effect of this page is that it is only when this 2nd page is turned to, after the elaborate frontispiece and “Once upon a time…” opening, that the reader is assured that they would not see anything less than a continued display of finely-crafted, hand lettering and detailed watercolor illuminations.
In other words, the first page of text was not a flash in pan – the entire book will evidently be similarly & delightfully drawn.
And rest assured, dear reader, it will be.