This was done for the Tomie dePaola contest put on by SCBWI each year. The assignment was to illustrate a childhood memory. I did not win. But I had fun doing this illustration. I'll be honest, I had a wonderful childhood. Every child in the world should be as lucky as I was. Anyway, this is one of my many memories. Reading to my horse Prince. (He had the name before the singer, who recently died) He was a prince of a fellow (the horse, not the singer), if I do say so myself, and he always enjoyed a good story.