Let's Make A Very Silly Board Book
The last of the three assignments for Tomie dePaola's Master Class at the last SCBWI conference consisted in a sequence of four images for a board book (for very young readers) illustrating "Carrot and Blanky, best friends." The idea belongs to the legion of odd and funny concepts pitched to children's book editors. So in a way, Mr. Tomie gave us something a bit batty to see how we would wrestle with it! I steered to cute. The three assignments also tested our range from "Carrot and Blanky" to Treasure Island, with a stop in Little Red Riding Hood's dark woods.