I got my 'Jiggle-Joggle' octopus and my 'Ick!' anteater finished. Here's octopus:
But unfortunately, I've have had to stop work on Baby Goes Baaaa! for the moment and here's why...
The massive, international Children's Book Fair at Bologna happens every spring, and is probably the most important showcase of the year for new picture book projects. Attentions are focussed months ahead on this unbelievably intense 4 day period. Not only finished books, but pretty much all projects-in-progress must be scrubbed behind the ears and put on best behaviour, ready for presentation.
In the meantime, here's what my baby anteater looks like:
I've added a pattern to the romper-suit since last time, and coloured in the gooey treacle. I've left off the label on the treacle jar as usual, to allow for translations, although, someone just told me that the folks in the USA don't know what treacle is, so it might have to be labelled 'syrup' over there.
Click here if you want to re-cap on how I've been geyting on with the project so far.