“Chicken Licken” Illustration for the 2011 SCBWI Tomie dePaola Challenge

Michelle Kogan "Chicken Licken" Illustration, 2011. Watercolor and watercolor pencil.

The above illustration is from Tomie dePaola’s  challenge to  illustrate an excerpt by P.C. Asbjörnsen’s Chicken Licken story. What Fun! I was indeed challenged and appreciate the inspiration by both Tomie dePaola and the SCBWI to get all of our creative juices flowing…

Here’s the excerpt: 

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!”

About Michelle Kogan Art, Illustration, & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an artist, illustrator, instructor, and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park. Visit her online Etsy Shop at: http://www.MichelleKoganFineArt.etsy.com and her website: http://www.michellekogan.com
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1 Response to “Chicken Licken” Illustration for the 2011 SCBWI Tomie dePaola Challenge

  1. Markus :) says:

    My, chicken little was right!

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