Here are 2 more brilliant pictures from those kindergartners from my 2013 visit. Keep in mind that the children saw a different version of the book that is published, so hopefully, my changes have mitigated the issues they pointed out.
And here are my answers!
– Q: From Annika, (on page 10), are the sheep dreaming to shear themselves so that they can make the food that Ariel dreams about?
A: I see why this is confusing, because the threads that make up Ariel’s imaginary worries are drawn in the same color and thickness of line that comes from the sheep’s sheared wool! I’m sorry for the confusion, but no, the shaving sheep in the bubble is a part of Ben’s imagination; Ben’s thinking of any number of impossible things that can happen since the impossibility of his sheep mysteriously reappearing after disappearing happened.
– Q: Anthony wanted me to color in ALL the empty spaces with the humans.
A: Anthony, YOU certainly do a great job coloring in all the spaces, but I like to keep the empty spaces in order to be able to show off the line details in the art! Were it all filled in, you couldn’t see the lines.