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!”