Scholastic Book of Firsts

Book of Firsts packed a thousand stories into 320, two-color pages—that itself may be a first. Carling Design came up with a jazzy design augmented by lots of commissioned and stock art. It paid off. BOF garnered a place on The American Library Association’s list of Books for Reluctant Readers.

“Tom has been an absolute delight to work with. His design solutions are always fresh, creative, and distinct. I have used him for 6 different projects and not only was I very pleased with the results, but the editors also remarked on how attentive he was to the project and how wonderful both the process and the end product was. Tom is simply unflappable. Never one to get frustrated when given difficult requests; he works until he gets it right! When I make presentations of the books that our company produces, I always show the books Tom designed as examples. I recommend Tom Carling highly. He listens, he hears, he creates great solutions.”
— Anna Palchik, Senior Art Director, Bedford/St. Martin’s