Good afternoon all
We will be publishing a children’s book called Thimbo Jack
The book will be 8-1/2 X 11 – text on the left hand page and illustration on the right hand page
Art to be produced CMYK with ¼ inch trims deliverables PDF’s
I do not want the art to bleed off the page.
For this contest I am offering $249 to develop the characters and environment – this would work best if you would show me illustration # 12 (see below) Picture of Thimbo Jack standing on the Boys knee Grandma in the background
1. The Boy
2. Thimbo Jack
3. The Grandmother
4. The Room
The successful designer will be awarded a 1 on 1 agreement for an additional $500 to complete the 22 illustrations. This agreement will include the design, and up to two round of corrections on the art.
I need a style of illustration similar to the following children's books
Snowman Named Boo - illustrated by Karen Hilliard Crouch
Bedtime in the Southwest - illustrated by Renee Graef
Jack and the Beanstalk - illustrated by Gavin Scott
Rocket Writes a Story - Illustrated by Tad Hills
I Want My Mommy illustrated by Alison Edgson
The art must be fairly realistic and fun with lots of color. Some bright and some a bit softer.
I will need 22 illustrations that match the story line, as follow:
It was Christmas Eve; Grandma and I were sitting by the fire.
We’d just finished wrapping presents. Grandma was getting tired.
1. Fireplace - Christmas tree with presents - Gramdma in a chair - boy
With a day spent decorating I was having some doubt
to what the Christmas season was really all about.
2. Close-up boy in deep thought
It was then I saw a little movement behind a book up on the shelf.
Mom always said, “There is no such thing,” but it surely was an elf.
3. Elf peeking from behind a book on a book shelf
I did not move a muscle. I did not even blink.
The elf peeked out once, he peeked out twice, and then I saw him wink.
4. Close-up of the elf winking
I sat staring in amazement, not knowing what to do.
Then the crazy little elf, he grinned and hollered, “Boo.”
5. Picture of the boy reacting to the elf hollering BOO!
I felt a little shaky, my knees a little weak.
I’m sure by now the elf believed I really was a geek.
6. Picture of the boy - red cheeks -embarrassed look on his face
He stood completely still; his hands upon his hips.
He said, “Now tell me boy is there a voice behind those lips?
7. Picture of elf with his hands on his hips - speaking
Do you have a name? My name is Thimbo Jack.
No, you are not dreaming. I really am a fact.
8. Boy pinching himself - with Thimbo Jack in the background
I do not work for Santa. I have a different job to do.
I have been sent out on a mission to talk to girls and boys like you.”
9. Elf with a things to do List
It had not been that long ago, a book on elves I’d read
and I could still remember exactly what it said.
10. Boy with an idea balloon - imaging himself reading a book
It said elves always have a purpose or a message for to bring.
They often speak in rhymes and sometimes they’ll even sing.
11. Close-up of the book - showing an Elf that looks like Thimbo Jack
The books description of an elf fit Jack exactly to a tee.
The next thing that I knew he had leaped down on my knee.
12. Picture of Thimbo Jack standing on the Boys knee Grandma in the background
I gave a glance at Grandma but she was fast asleep.
So that’s when Jack became a secret I would keep.
13. Picture of Grandma Sleeping
Jack said, “I have a simple question. Just what would you say?
If Jesus came to visit you on this Christmas day?
14. Boy with an idea bubble - Boy answering door- Jesus in the doorway
Now you just think about it, what if he should show?
Would Jesus have a present? Wrapped up with a bow?
15. Close-up of a present wrapped in a bow
Oh, don’t you start to worry. Jesus won’t be looking for a box.
He does not need a pair of skates or even brand-new socks.
16. Christmas tree with unwrapped presents
The gift that Jesus will be looking for is easy to impart.
It is the gift of love, and it is stored within your heart.
17. Picture of Thimbo Jack with his hand on the boys chest
The gift of giving love is truly in great need.
You can give it in a kindly word or in a thoughtful deed.
18. Boy with an idea balloon - helping a lady across the street.
Well, I think you’ve got the message so I’ll be on my way.
for I have lots of other girls and boys to see on Christmas day.”
19. Thimbo with a long list of Girls and Boys
Jack then leaped back on the shelf as quickly as before.
When I looked behind the book there was no Jack no more.
20. Picture of Thimbo Jack leaping to the book shelf
I never told a single soul about that night with Thimbo Jack.
Though every year I looked for him he never did come back.
21. Picture of the boy - looking for Thimbo Jack on the book shelf
I never did forget the message that Thimbo Jack came to impart.
The greatest Christmas gift is sharing the love within our heart.
22. Picture of the Boy with his hand on his chest.