© Heather Castles / Scholastic Education Canada
Illustrated by Heather Castles
Written by Vi Hughes
Published by Scholastic Education Canada (Toronto, Ontario)
Literacy Place for the Early Years - K
(Big Book, Small Book, CD)
Published Date : December 2004 - March 2005
Media Used To Create : Colored Pencil, Pencil, Watercolor
Collaborators : N. Upfield
Description of the process :
This is the second children’s book I illustrated…and the process was much different, as with an educational publisher there are more restrictions on what you can / can’t do for children’s illustrations. For instance the second last page of the story I had a police officer in the background enjoying a donut & coffee on a park bench… and though the idea was found to be endearing by some, it was swapped to having the officer drinking bottled water to avoid making stereotypical impressions on the kindergarten aged kiddies. This story was a delight to illustrate, and I was very happy with the end product.
Story Synopsis :
Based on a true story, baby ducklings fall through a drain grate and are rescued by local policemen.
“9-1-1 Quack!” is available through Scholastic Education Canada.