Over the weekend my attention has turned to the design of the front page and which fonts to use where. Apparently using Comic Sans is classed as a huge No No amongst the graphic design "Hoy Polloi" (Ancient Greek for "the many".) I personally think it worked really well in the HPM and really wanted to use it in the PBC - but then again I never studied at Uni' and am probably missing out on something blatantly obvious. At the moment though - the font I am using for the titles is not as important as the nagging doubt in my mind about the title of the book.
The Pot-bellied Cook and the Three-legged Dog.
Technically there is nothing wrong with it as the cook has a Pot-belly and the dog only has the legs. However I think the use of the words "bellied" and "legged" - (whilst grammatically correct) don't look right on the front cover; or elsewhere in the book for that matter and may appear too daunting to encourage anyone to pick up the book for the first time.
I tossed the phrase back and forth in my mind until a slight fizzle of inspiration led me to change the title to a more childish:
The Pot-belly Cook and the Three-leggy Dog.
This is obviously an incorrect use of the English language but to me it feels more inviting and memorable for a child due to it's quirkiness.
I would be interested to know what everybody else thinks.