Iris Chacon’s family comedy, SCHIFFLEBEIN’S FOLLY, is sporting a new cover these days.
The original cover, an adorable bunny from artist and designer Tris Walker, has been retired for the time being, after doing its job well for the first two years of the novel’s existence.
The new cover features the startled face of Lloyd Schifflebein, whose teapot makes sarcastic comments at all the wrong times. It’s like having Don Rickles doing his act in your kitchen.
The change in cover design was prompted by comments by several UK publishing industry veterans who reviewed the novel as part of the 2015 Wishing Shelf Book Awards. The novel scored 9 out of 10 possible points in categories of content, style, and mechanics, but every reviewer said they disliked the cover or felt it did not fit the story.