Here is a design for my front cover for my little book. I cut out the letters and scanned them in on the patterned paper. This pattern is used throughout the book, so works quite nicely to link the front cover and the rest of the book. Ive included the little bird (main character) on the front cover, because I think in a childrens book, it is important to have at least one character on the cover to make the child want to learn more about this character.
For the back cover, I have continued the pattern, including some of the rough edges of the paper, and just included some elements of the environment in which the story is set. I quite like this idea. This would also work well for the Title page, as it is "setting the scene".