Author Poll: Writer Kas Sobey wants your help with her cover

Kas Sobey is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding her book cover.

Book Summary

A delightful tale of a turtle who was born to a family of ducks.

When Henry the Turtle is abandoned as an egg in an all-duck community, it causes quite a stir! A caring mother duck quickly adopts the egg, keeping it warm and safe, and every duck in the community awaits its hatching with wonderment and awe.

Henry the Turtle is a loving testament to the power of family, with a simple yet timeless message: There are no limits to what caring and nurturing can do for all living creatures. Follow Henry the Turtle as he finally meets his adopted duck family in this beautifully illustrated story that will appeal to young children everywhere!

About the Author

Kas Sobey has always had a genuine fascination for all living creatures. She was inspired to write Henry the Turtle by a SoulCollage® project she was working on, creating a card of images. Kas lives near Valley Forge in Pennsylvania and enjoys writing, cooking, traveling, and walking in nature. She is a certified practicing hypnotherapist and coach and works with children, adolescents, and adults. She also is a SoulCollage® facilitator and offers workshops. If you liked this tender tale, please like her Facebook page. About the Illustrator: Marit Skelton lives in the Southeastern area of Pennsylvania, where she thrives on nature, creativity, and many other activities. Marit prefers to work with pencil, pen and ink, colored and watercolor pencils, as well as watercolor markers for her artwork, which includes illustrating. She can be reached at

Please take a look at two possible covers below and then vote on the choice you recommend for Kas.

Click on the thumbnail below to enlarge Cover Option A

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Click on the thumbnail below to enlarge Cover Option B

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14 thoughts on “Author Poll: Writer Kas Sobey wants your help with her cover

  1. Wow Kas, writing as you continue to create – you go girl! Sounds like a lovely story for kids and adults alike. It was a hard choice to make. I like cover A where the turtle stands out – however, cover B tells the story of connection – so B it is!

  2. Love this story! I voted for cover B – I like the awe and wonderment of the baby chicks staring up at Henry………….Best wishes! Let me know when it comes out – I will want a signed copy for Colin!!

  3. A sweet story idea Kas. I like the ‘A’ cover for its simplicity and sweetness – especially the little duckling peeking out from behind mama’s leg. Adorable!

  4. Kas, you are always so amazing in your repertoire. Cover B is more interesting with all the little ducklings looking this way and that way. I’ll want a signed copy for my six year old grandson. Can’t wait! Lots of good luck. Linda

  5. Boy….it’s really close! I like cover B as it shows a bigger family….and more family means more discussion of viewpoints and more acceptance…..GOOD LUCK! Sounds like a great story!

  6. Kas, best of luck! I like the simplistic cover (A). As an elementary teacher I like being able to talk about the front cover and have students gather ideas to help predict what the story is about. Too much clutter on a cover challenges that. I will look forward to reading the whole story soon.

  7. Heh Kas. What a wonderful story! Either cover would work. I did vote for Cover A simply beause it is less “busy’ and will stand out more on a shelf in a store or on display on Amazon. Good luck with the book. You won’t need it, though!

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