The Best of Friends
Above is my first attempt at making a picture book. It's a retelling of Aesop's fable, The Lion and the Mouse. But when I attended The Hook of the Book seminar, I learned that if you're going to retell a story, you need to have a surprise, a twist, something different...you know, a "hook!" There's none of that in my story. In fact, it's quite bland. (I do like the little bugs, though.) I've included it here because it represents hours and hours of work...Heck, I even made a poseable, papier-mâché kitten!