For a book by a NYT best-selling author, this cover suffers a bit from a DIY vibe, an indie author making it themselves (like yours truly, guilty). Also, I hate the thought bubble for some reason. Hate it.
But there are also things I like. The upper half of the dog’s head peeking (and peaking) up is friendly and unassuming, hinting at curiosity and humor.
So, an even 5 (yes, I know 5 is an odd number). Not great. Not terrible.