The first in a series of delightful children’s books, A Prayer for Little Kicker was a first in many ways for me. While I’d worked on illustrated children’s book layouts before, this was the first opportunity that I had to work with the illustrator before the book was actually illustrated. Sandy provided me with the story and her sketches and I concepted each spread and adjusted her sketch art to show how she could best frame the story blocks before she got busy painting. I also found a delightful font to give Little Kicker that bit of personality that will link all his books together. This collaboration has been a joy and the Sprotts a delightful client to work for. We are currently working on book 3, and I am told they plan to do fifteen total books in the Little Kicker series.