After creating the original penguin book cover, I thought of ways to make it different. I have been inspired by various illustrated collections, the Puffin in Bloom, Penguin Clothbound Classics and the Puffin Classics Deluxe Collection.
To begin with I changed the background to a green to reflect nature, and the garden. To further add to this theme I drew a leafy floral line illustration, over the top of the cover, to show the overgrow garden and that it cannot be contained.
I lastly changed the penguin to a robin, since is a key piece of symbolism in the book, and helps Mary to locate the secret garden.