2012 SCBWI Tomie dePaola Award Entry ~ Sinking

“The sky is falling, the sky is falling!”

This is my entry for the SCBWI Tommy dePaola Award. It was great fun to work on it! If you click on the image you can see the details better.

The text Tomie chose this year is from Chicken Licken by P.C. Asbjörnsen.
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!”


  1. Andi

    Nice Roberta!

    a : )

  2. Awesome job, Roberta! I love the Fox watching from behind the tree.

  3. OOOOOOh My goodness I hope you win chil’!! I really do. I love this illustration. So full of life and fun characters! Excellent work Roberta. Just wanted to come by and tell you how much I have enjoyed and appreciate you friendship this year. You have been an encouragement and inspiration to me as well. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful work with us all. Wishing you all the joy and love and happiness your heart can muster and hold. Wishing you creative flow for the New Year! Hug to you darling

  4. I love their expressions!!! The eyes have it!

  5. Absolutely fabulous!

  6. Ann

    Great work! I think it is a winner! :D What great perspective! If we were able to vote I would pick this amazing illustration!

  7. Superb, Roberta!! Love the way they all have those eyes watching each other and the turkey watching … the viewer!! hehehe… funny expressions… and so well done!! :))

  8. beautiful Roberta!

  9. What a vivid narrative piece! Wonderful illustration!

  10. Fantastic work! The details are amazing!!!!!

  11. faruffa

    fantastic work !!!

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