The Big Pancake

The Big Pancake

Watercolor and pencil / 13 x 8.5 inches / 2014

This illustration is based on the story The Big Pancake by Vera Southgate, which was part of Ladybird’s Well-loved Tales series. It was one of my favorite books as a child, and even though our original copy is long gone, the wonder and joy I felt while reading it has stuck with me to this day. It was part of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataans annual exhibit at Canvas Gallery and Gardens in 2014.

The story is about a mother who has seven hungry sons, and one day they decide to make a big pancake together. But once it’s cooked the pancake decides it doesn’t want to be eaten, and so it runs away! Hilarity ensues. 

The finished piece

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