|Frogged by Vivian Vande Velde|
We started by exploring a few different approaches to show a princess turning into a frog, as well as an illustrated frame approach. At one point in the story, there's a funny disagreement between two characters, as a boy steals a female role in a play (ala Shakespearean plays where boys play the female roles), leading to the only time I've ever sent a children's book publisher a character in drag.
|Such a beautiful "Lady"|
But in the end, this was not the sketch we picked. I tried another variation on the illustrated frame approach, yielding this sketch-
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