Advance copies of 50 Body Questions arrived on my doorstep, and if my kids are any indication, it’s going to be a popular book.
My son sat paging through it while I was cooking dinner. He had all sorts of questions about how my computer text became flashy pages. How did it get put together with the illustrations? (Graphic designer.) Did I decide which sentences were big, or did someone else? (Usually me.) Did I make the cover? (No.)
Finally, he flipped to the back page and the picture of Ross Kinnaird.
Son: He did the pictures?
Son: For all your books?
Me: For all the 50 Questions books.
Son: What about Anywhere But Here?
Me: It doesn’t have illustrations.
Me: It has a photo on the cover, but no inside pictures.
Son: That is SO boring.
My poor just-turned-seven son. The approaching grown-up world is full of disappointments. Fortunately, there are plenty of 50 Questions books to keep him entertained in the meantime.