She's Reading Graphic Novels!
Call it a ploy, call it a sign, but the little girl pictured on the cover of Harold D. Underdown's The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books (2nd Ed.) is reading children's graphic novels! In fact, the book in her hands and those behind her on the shelves are what the French call "comics albums" (and you can even see the spine of several Tintins!). Ah-Ha! Must be a good sign!