I’ve had an IlluStory Kit sitting on my desk for months now, trying to work up the energy such projects require. I’d planned on redoing one of the clown-and-his-dog “Tootsie and Roll” stories I wrote and illustrated several years ago for my little brother. But I never got around to it. Then, two weeks ago, my littlest brother was in a sleepy, story-deprived mood, and forced me to mumble out something about noisy monkeys and a man trying to sleep (guess who wanted to go to bed?). Three million encores later, with Littlest Brother reciting along with me, I decided to add illustrations. Enter IlluStory. The pictures came out so adorable, I had to post a few. Now all I have left to do is wait for the mailman.
(Notice the portrait of H.A. Rey, the literary forefather of all monkey stories!)
There was once a man who was so tired he could barely walk upstairs,
barely brush his teeth,
and barely put on his pajamas.
Copyright 2007 Noel De Vries