Fantastic illustrator and SCBWI member, Alissa Staples, has provided us with the next topic for our challenge!
For this next challenge, illustrators get a choice between
1) a quick illustration topic, or 2) the text of a fairy tale to try
the book spread challenge once again.
The quick topic is "Old MacDonald Had a Farm."
The book spread challenge is to do a picture book spread from "Jack and the Beanstalk."
The text is as follows (courtesy of shemrock.com):
As the beanstalk finished, a path stretched in front of Jack. At a
distance he could see a castle. When he reached the castle, he stood in
front of the huge gate and pulled the bell. A large woman came out of
the gate. "How did you reach here?" she asked, "come in before my
husband arrives." Jack was taken into the kitchen. The table and chair
were like mountains to him. "Have some breakfast, you must be hungry,"
said the woman. Jack ate a plate full of food. Loud steps could be
heard suddenly. "That's my husband," said the woman, "you must hide or he
will eat you." Jack went behind the gate. "Fee, Fo, Fi, Hum, I smell
the blood of an English man. Be he alive or be he dead, I'll grind his
bones to make my bread," shouted the giant as he came into the kitchen.
"You are imagining things," said his wife. "There is no English man
here. Your breakfast is on the table.
Jack watched the giant as he ate his
breakfast & very often he would stop and sniff and then carry on
eating. When he was full, he called his wife, "bring my golden hen." The
hen was tiny and sat on the table in front of him. "Lay golden hen," said
the giant. The hen began to lay eggs and they were golden eggs. Jack
was seeing all the things from his hiding place. The giant soon began
to snore and was fast asleep. Jack jumped and climbed the table, crept
past the giant, picked up the hen and ran. He ran fast out of the castle
and then down through the beanstalk.
The deadline will be July 31. Remember, anyone is eligible to participate. Good luck!