Chicken Lickin


This illustration received the 2012 Tomie DePaola award.

The prompt was to illustrate the following passage from Chicken Lickin:

So they went along and went along until they met Turkey Lurkey

“Good morning, Goosey Loosey, Ducky Daddles, Cocky Locky, Henny Penny,
 and Chicken Licken,” said Turkey Lurkey, “where are you going?”

“Oh, Turkey Lurkey, the sky is falling and we are going to tell the King!”

“How do you know the sky is falling?” asked Turkey Lurkey.

“Ducky Daddles told me,” said Goosey Loosey.

“Cocky Locky told me,” said Ducky Daddles.

“Henny Penny told me,” said Cocky Locky.

“Chicken Licken told me,” said Henny Penny

“I saw it with my own eyes, I heard it with my own ears,
 and a piece of it fell on my tail!” said Chicken Licken.

“Then I will go with you,” said Turkey Lurkey, “and we will tell the King!”

And these were Tomie’s comments:

My number one choice was the illustration by Yvette Piette. The characters were well personalized with a very nice nostalgic touch to them. The round composition was a clever way of telling “a round robin story.” This illustration was my favorite.