Here’s a picture I did for a competition run by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) earlier in the year. The brief was to illustrate the excerpt below from the story of Chicken Licken.
You can see the winning picture here, along with some of the other entries. It’s really interesting to see the range of interpretations on display, the elements of the text people chose to emphasise and the ways in which the entries differ or share certain elements in common. There’s some nice work there, though none, of course, quite so good as my own, criminally overlooked, offering.
So they went along and went along until they met Turkey Lurkey.
“Good morning, Goosey Loosey, Ducky Daddles, Cocky Locky, Henny Penny and Chicken Licken,” said Turkey Lurkey. “Where are you going?”
“Oh, Turkey Lurkey, the sky is falling and we are going to tell the King!”
“How do you know the sky is falling?” asked Turkey Lurkey.
“Ducky Daddles told me,” said Goosey Loosey.
“Cocky Locky told me,” said Ducky Daddles.
“Henny Penny told me,” said Cocky Locky.
“Chicken Licken told me,” said Henny Penny.
“I saw it with my own eyes, I heard it with my own ears and a piece of it fell on my tail!” said Chicken Licken.
“Then I will go with you,” said Turkey Lurkey, “And we will tell the King!”