Thursday, December 15, 2011

Chicken Licken Illustration Entry for the Tomie DePaola Award


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!”


Every character is dressed as a member of the kingdom. Henny Penny is a penniless beggar, Cocky Locky is a noble, Goosey Loosey and Ducky Daddles are common folk (or fowl) and Turkey Lurky is a knight, they are on their way to see the king!

Chicken Licken is the fool/prankster of the story, he is given the "fools hat"


The sky is blustery as if it could be falling, everyone is all a flutter!


The question is: Will this make Tomie "surprised, excited, and VERY jealous?!" Good luck to all those anxious illustrators out there! The winner will be announced Jan. 2nd.


  1. I absolutely love this illustration, Natalie! Tomie is another one of my favorite author/illustrators :-) I hope he falls in love with your work!

  2. Wow, this looks incredible!! What amazing skill. Good luck!

  3. Beautifully done!