Following the brief from Penguin Random House, the book cover of Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee by Meera Syal was designed to reflect the humorous approach of the author. The colours and typography express the book's upbeat mood. The hands reaching out (two in the front and one in the back) represent the three main characters and their connected lives. The title is displayed in a circular shame resembling the sun in the sky or a crystal ball, implying that the saying is a universal truth.