So let’s start out with the characters for the book. All children had to be six years old, 11 girls and 11 boys. The names were already decided, so it was my job to design the characters which would fit with their names. Children from different countries as well as handicapped kids had to be included.
I had a blast designing all the different children and thinking about what their personalities might be.
Three of the girls and three of the boys had to be completed in watercolors, to see what they might look like.