I am putting the final touches on my first book and one of the last things I need is an eye catching cover to make it pop. My book is nonfiction and it teaches my personal philosophy through the medium of poetry. I've named my "3 Monkeys" in reference to both the Hindu Three Moneys (See No/Hear No/ Speak No Evil) and the three races of man. (Mongoloid, Caucasoid and Negroid). My purpose to the second meaning is that I want this book to reach out to all people equally because no matter what we look like on the outside, we're all the same on the inside, with the same hopes, dreams, needs wants and desires.
To that end, I am looking for a cover that shows three children at play (one European, one African and one Asian), with each one doing one of the three evils respectively. Beyond that, I don't have any other requirements, though I have played with several ideas:
I've considered showing them playing on/around a set of monkey bars.
I've also considered a nature seen around a large oak or willow. I see that as having a magical quality and perhaps some fireflies buzzing around.
As to attire, I can see them either wearing a the cloths, like a school uniform, or culturally flavorful garments that show a stereotypical look for each child.
Of course I am not married to any of these ideas so long as the basics are there.