Notes about the photos - Doug Johnson
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This photo, used for the book's cover, shows the carousel on the Boston Common at night. The mouse-level perspective, composition and lines (note how the bars of the fence and the shadows on the ground mirror the stripes on the zebra) make this photo visually interesting but I especially like seeing this scene through Elliott's eyes. Does he know what a carousel is? Is he sad because the lights are off and the fun is over? Is he lonely because all the children are gone? Does he feel left out because he wasn't invited to play?

This photo, used for the book's cover, shows the carousel on the Boston Common at night. The mouse-level perspective, composition and lines (note how the bars of the fence and the shadows on the ground mirror the stripes on the zebra) make this photo visually interesting but I especially like seeing this scene through Elliott's eyes. Does he know what a carousel is? Is he sad because the lights are off and the fun is over? Is he lonely because all the children are gone? Does he feel left out because he wasn't invited to play?