Springs in the Desert: A Kid’s History of Las Vegas

Springs in the Desert: A Kid’s History of Las Vegas by Jonathan Peters

7 x 9″; 208 pages, full-color hardbound. Design included spec’ing, and sketching illustrations to be commissioned to accompany the stories. Accompanying activity guide for teachers 8.5 x 11 black and white included handouts for the students to complete in class.

Illustrated third-grade textbook used in the Clark County elementary schools to teach local students about their city’s history. I drew on my experience working for an educational publisher to create a fun, and colorful layout that takes children through the stories about the early days through the present day of a singular American city—like no other! Production assistance by Rini Twait.