Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2013 Tomie Prompt


From Tomie

Over the past few years, the picture book seems to be geared more towards the very young crowd. With this in mind, here is this year's task:

Illustrate a poem (see below) in full color for a book of poems that will be "pitched" to parents to read to their babies, toddlers, etc.



A sneeze

Is a breeze





8" x 8", full color, full bleed or border, any medium except photography.


·       Keep in mind that we are a country of diverse ethnicity.

·       The target age is two months to two years.

·       Gender is up to the illustrator.

·       Addition of type is not necessary, but be sure to leave space so the poem will appear on the same page as the illustration.

Once again (and I really mean this) PLEASE surprise me.

Good work, best of luck, and have an inspiring time. It is all about the work.