Sneeze!

Acrylic

The theme for this year’s Tomie dePaola children’s illustration competition couldn’t be more fitting with the current weather we’re having in the Midwest.  We had to illustrate a poem titled “Sneeze” in full color for babies and toddlers.  As you can see, I got a wacky idea in my head (or should I say nose) for this one.  I chose bold, basic colors and a simple image for this age group.  Children can count the train cars and learn their colors while identifying the familiar train image.  Kids love trains!  It’s reminiscent of Donald Crews’s Freight Train, but with a twist 😉  Older siblings will appreciate the oddity of the situation.

Click here to check out other amazing entries.  Apparently, great minds think alike.  See if you can find another image with a similar concept as mine.

Stay warm!

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