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. After attending my first SCBWI seminar, however, I learned that if you're going to retell a story, you need to have a surprise, a twist—something different. 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 because it represents hours and hours of work...Heck, I even made a poseable, papier-mâché kitten!