This is my rework. You can see it in context, with the page of Sparky's ballet efforts on the other side of the spread:
I couldn't get Lucy and Sparky central or as big as I would have liked, because I felt the rather intimate bit of dialogue between them needed to be alongside the characters, rather than up in the sky, which would be the obvious place.
b) getting round them needing to be walking in the road -
I'll talk you through the other reworked spread next time.