Don't Go Near the Water
Author: Natasha Deen
Book Cover & Jacket Illustration
Interior B&W Illustrations
Jacket Design & Art Direction: Razzouk Monique
"Asim's field trip is freaking him out! His class is on a boat, exploring the Salish Sea, when he sees a pale, scowling woman staring at him from under the water. Asim's friend Rokshar thinks it's just a seal. She always finds a scientific explanation for the strange things that happen in town.
But when Asim's dad hears otherworldly music coming from the water, he feels so drawn to it that he tries to throw himself in! Could a fairmaid—a mermaid from Guyanese folklore—be to blame?”
Release Date: February 2023
Spooky Sleuths Series!
I cannot tell you how much fun I've been
having with these series. I'm so fortunate Narasha Deen has trusted me to illustrate her lovely story, which are all heavily inspired by the folklore in Guyanese culture. It is very rare when I get a story where I can be as creepy, humorous and as creative as possible!
Spooky Sleuth is written by Natasha Deen and published by Random House.
Cover Design by Razzouk Monique.
A step by step look behind the process.