Chicken Pox


‘Chicken Pox’ is a little story about a small boy who comes down with chicken pox, chafes at not being allowed to go back to school for two weeks and when he does, half his friends are home with it…

It’s a similar style to Honey Baby but not quite as extreme. I like drawing feet like flat-irons and hands like ginger roots. But for this story those had to be toned down somewhat. The kids looking at this story are very young and new to picture-books in many cases. They may think this illness causes feet and hands to blow up like balloons.

Client: Cambridge University Press