Judson's Legacy

Book Cover…What’s Your Favorite?

Opinion Counts

I am excited to invite you to offer your opinion about the design for the cover of Judson’s book.  My publisher has provided me with 5 options and gave me the go-ahead to ask my readers which cover you like best.  These covers are all just prototypes and adjustments will be made upon my selection. 

It is said that people take 3 seconds after glancing at the cover of a book to determine whether or not they want to pick it up and read it, and, of course, we want the cover to draw people in so they are compelled to read Judson’s story.  So don’t necessarily look at the nitty-gritty of each design but ask yourself at first glance which book are you most inclined to pick up and read.

This poll will close on Tuesday, May 26 at 8 am.  If there is a clear leader early on, I may do a supplemental poll, so please check back in the next couple days.  Also, it should be noted that the poll puts the covers in random order for each person, so if you want to reference them in your comments, it is important to use the name, not the number where it appears in your list.

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30 Responses to "Book Cover…What’s Your Favorite?"

  1. Linda says:

    Had to go with the close up. His eyes are amazing!!! Love the title.

  2. Misti Dunlap says:

    Oh Christina,

    I love, love, love the last one, the big face cover. He lived large and has had such a huge impact on people all over this world, that I think that particular cover represents him best….. larger than life. Whatever you choose will be fine, but I had to put in my two cents…. can’t wait to see your decision!

  3. Jenny McMasters says:

    What does it mean if my favorite 2 are in the bottom 3?

  4. Ken says:

    Hi Christina,
    The Big Face cover does it for me. It looks like a clear winner. When are you going to publish? I am looking forward to reading Judson’s story.

    Ken. XX

  5. aunt sue says:

    Hi Christy,

    Just had to say, as far as the book covers, the one with the large face of Judson just "pulls you in." It is compelling . . . Love and blessings and continued healing to you, aunt sue

  6. Kelly says:

    I love seeing his face straight on with the big smile on the race car cover!

  7. Heather Weurding says:

    I like the Race Car cover. It just seemed to catch my eye. The close second is Big Face cover.

  8. Marsha says:

    I love number one for many reasons. His smile, his right-on look, the brightness of his face and the circle background (my daughter has a business that sells AllyZabba blankets and the large polka dot silk fabric is the underside of her blankets).

  9. jess! says:

    I really like the close up on!
    it really catches my attention
    and my second favorite would be the first one!

  10. Jenny McMasters says:

    I will say that from a photography standpoint, eye contact usually draws people in. Can they offer the big face cover with the eye contact picture? Just crop it in really tight?

  11. veronica Wingard says:

    I love number one! I like that he is looking right at the reader. It captured my attention and makes me want to read more about Judson. I’ll continue to pray as you press on in this journey. Thank you for reaching out to others through your pain.

  12. veronica Wingard says:

    Number one for me was the Race Car Cover.

  13. Cathy Horner says:

    *Grey Circles cover…(but they are all precious!)
    I think the colors are perfect for his beautiful skin. I enjoy the eye contact from this photograph! The picture POPS off the page! For me, it sends the message of your sweet boys playful, childlike and pure love for the Lord. I Love it!!!
    Good luck with your final desicion~

  14. Marissa says:

    They are all so beautiful, but I picked the "Big Face Cover". I like how close up it is. This is so exciting, can’t wait for the book to be published so everyone will know of sweet Judson.

  15. Sherie Bergstedt says:

    I really like the race car cover because of the front facing look of Judson but also because as I travelled the journey with you, I noticed that he enjoyed his cars a lot!

  16. Kelly Sugar says:

    I like the "Big Face" cover design because it is a close up and I love that picture of Judson. However, because of the title and the fact that Judson isn’t looking at the camera it may lead some people to believe it is a story purely about a blind child? Just a thought. What do I know! I agree with Jenny about maybe doing a close up with an eye contact picture.

  17. Kayleigh says:

    I voted for the "big face cover". Gorgeous photo and it really caught my attention 🙂

  18. 47963 says:

    I prefer the ones where Judson is looking directly at the camera, not to the side. =) I think his smile and direct look grabs the reader and connects with them personally.

    I pray this book will be fruitful, inspiring others to lift their eyes to God and ultimately heaven!

  19. Laura Guthrie says:

    Hi Christina,

    This is SO exciting…it’s great to have more awareness about krabbes, as well as helping your family’s personal story reach further. And many of your writings and reflections have relevance to anyone’s life, I would say. So the fact this book is coming out is extremely important.

    I would choose the ‘grey circles’ design, as it shows up Jud’s cute, witty and cheeky nature the best, without looking crowded. The ones with the darker covers sort of do look crowded.

    Hope this helps, and I eagerly anticipate!!

    Laura G

  20. cheryl stenson says:

    Big Face Cover is my favorite, show Judson’s face the most, what a sweet precious boy.

  21. Laura Baesel says:

    I like Grey Circles or Big Face, but definitely prefer the photo with straight on eye contact. I agree that the Big Face one would be the clear winner, if it had the straight on photo.

    Wow – this is becoming a reality; how exciting! Do they have a publish date in view?

  22. susan says:

    All are great and both photos are SO sweet, but I think the photo where he’s looking at us is perfection. You must have been thrilled the day you captured that shot. I chose the gray dots one – it just really appealed to me. =)

  23. Carrie Virtue-Gundlach says:

    great options, Christina!
    i prefer him looking towards me…
    so the two with jud looking straight ahead are most powerful to me.
    i like the big face one, but would like it more if it was the other picture maybe.
    thanks for letting us see and give feedback 🙂
    much love for you

  24. Jean and Gary Butler says:

    Gary loves the RACE CAR COVER; but I love the BIG FACE COVER.
    (no on the gray circle cover…too dull)
    You two pick your favorite…you know best!!!! We are so happy for you. Your book is going to bless many people!!!!
    Love and hugs~
    Jean and Gary

  25. 33757 says:

    I preferred the one the showed his face the biggest. It jumped out to me. Conversely, I liked least the ones where his picture is the smallest. Congratulations on the book, by the way!

  26. Sue Sanchez says:

    I was so touched by his story when you came to our church. I wear the green band almost all the time. I love to tell them about his story and about the website. MayGod continue to bless you and keep you and your family in His care!

  27. Sherie Bergstedt says:

    I like the dark background camo full face with eyes looking straight ahead. With the dark background, Judson’s little face just jumps out at me!

  28. Marsha says:

    I voted before I looked at the comments and the choices are striking but the one that causes me to pause and look deeper is the one with Judson’s face front and center in the camoflauge. This is really exciting for your family. What a wonderful way God is working to cause genuine healing as the process of this book is being

  29. June says:

    It would be hard to go wrong – with his beautiful face. However, I selected this one because I feel like Judson is looking right at me, and I like the dark cover just because.

    Again – what ever choice you go with will be great. What a beautiful, beautiful boy he is!

    I miss him.


  30. Tina King says:

    All of the covers are wonderful. But this one shows the life that Judson shared with everyone around him. Life can be seen through the eyes and the smiles. Through the videos I smiled whenever he made that look with his eyes. What a little man. Tell my daughter Tristan Rose hi from us. She became an angel on 4/28/07.

    Love, Tina

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