Showing posts with label FanArt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FanArt. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Kit Fisto
by Elijah

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Fuzzy Pizza Productions

Here are some videos the Z-kids have made over the years on their book review blog Bookie Woogie:

Grace Lin's "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon"

Lloyd Alexander's "The Black Cauldron"

Arnold Lobel's "Frog and Toad"

A behind the scenes look at the making of "Frog and Toad"

Here's Isaac's original free-styling harmonica score for "Frog and Toad":

And here's their newest: a mashup of E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web" and Spider-Man

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Woogie of the Bookie

Here are a few favorite pieces of artwork that the kids have recently shared at their other blog Bookie Woogie:

by Gracie, inspired by "Ollie the Purple Elephant"

by Isaac, inspired by "Blue Chicken"

by Elijah, inspired by "The Prairie Thief"

by Gracie, inspired by "Fashion Kitty"

by Lily, inspired by "The Monstore"

by Isaac, inspired by "Grandpa Green"

by Lily, inspired by "Grandpa Green"

by Gracie, inspired by "Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters"

by Elijah, inspired by "Giant Dance Party"

by Gracie, inspired by "The Watcher"

Stop by Bookie Woogie for lots of book related fun!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Middle Earth

We read through Lord of the Rings together as a family a little while ago.  As she sat and listened night after night, Gracie often drew pictures of the way she imagined Tolkien's characters...
Here are a few:


an Ent

an Entwife

Friday, August 23, 2013


The Wasp
Redesign by Gracie

Monday, February 20, 2012

S is for Smurfs

"Smurfs" for AlphaBeasts
by Elijah Z, age 6

Monday, January 09, 2012

M is for Mystic

"Mystic" (from the Dark Crystal) for AlphaBeasts
by Elijah Z, age 6

Thursday, September 29, 2011

"Ferocious" by Isaac

"Ferocious" for Illustration Friday
by Isaac, age 13

It's Smaug from The Hobbit!

Friday, September 23, 2011

"Ferocious" for Illustration Friday

We recently read "The Book of Three" by Lloyd Alexander together as a family.  Afterward, the kids drew pictures of what they thought the Horned King would look like.  Ferocious!

by Lily, age 8

by Isaac, age 13

by Gracie, age 11

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Snoopy & Woodstock

I love the site 5 Minute Marvels where dad Tim spends 5 minutes drawing with his kids -- and encourages other parents to give it a shot too.  So we did!  Gracie, Elijah, Evie, and I spent 5 minutes drawing Snoopy and Woodstock together (Gracie is a big Snoopy fan), and we were honored to be featured on 5MM's 400th post.

Monday, June 27, 2011

100 Bookie Woogie Reviews

Today we are celebrating our 100th Book Review over on the Z-Kids' other blog Bookie Woogie!  Since November 2008, the kids and I have weekly been sharing our favorite children's books, interviewing our favorite authors, and creating lots and lots and LOTS of Fan Art.

If you've enjoyed the kids' art here on Chicken Nugget Lemon Tooty, I encourage you to check out Bookie Woogie as well.  Over the last two and a half years, the kids have produced an astounding 395 pieces of Fan Art!

I thought I'd invite you to check out their 100th review and also share some of my favorite pieces of Fan Art the kids have made:

by Isaac, inspired by "The Cuckoo's Haiku"

by Lily, inspired by "The Mud Fairy"

by Gracie, inspired by "The Wonder Book"

by Isaac, inspired by "The Terrible Hodag"

by Elijah, inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia

by Gracie, inspired by "Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide"

by Lily, inspired by "If You Lived Here You'd Be Home by Now"

by Gracie, inspired by "Fairly Fairy Tales"

by Elijah, inspired by "Zita the Spacegirl"

by Isaac, inspired by "Crazy Hair"

by Lily, inspired by "The Book of Three"

by Isaac, inspired by "Bunny Days"

by Lily, inspired by "You Are What You Eat"

by Gracie, inspired by "Dotty"

by Isaac, inspired by "Raccoon Tune"

by Gracie, inspired by "Frankenstein Takes the Cake"

by Lily, inspired by "Chalk"

by Elijah, inspired by "Gabby and Gator"

by Gracie, inspired by "Sweet Music in Harlem"

by Lily, inspired by "Sweet Music in Harlem"

by Isaac, inspired by "Sweet Music in Harlem"

There's plenty more over at Bookie Woogie for you to check out!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

"Launch" by Lily

"Launch" for Illustration Friday
by Lily, age 8

When pigs fly...

Saturday, June 04, 2011

"Shadows" by Isaac

"Shadows" for Illustration Friday
by Isaac, age 12

(Inspired by the great book "Shadow" by Suzy Lee)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"Asleep" by Elijah

"Asleep" for Illustration Friday
by Elijah, age 5

Spiderman attempts to wake Sleeping Beauty...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

"Double" by Gracie

"Double" for Illustration Friday
by Gracie, age 9

(Inspired by Suzy Lee's book "Mirror."   See more here)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Gracie sewed this stuffed Jawa a while back.  The inspiration came when she found the shiny gold buttons at a fabric store.  She bought them and then built the Jawa around them...

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Bookie Woogie'ing for a year...

We're celebrating the 1 year anniversary of our other family blog Bookie Woogie this week!  For the past year we've taken a look at some of our favorite children's books, both new releases and old favorites.  Each week we learn a little bit about writing, language, illustration, and storytelling.  But mostly it's just a fun place for our family to talk about books and why we love them.

Each week the kids make fan art for whatever book is highlighted.  It's lots of fun to make drawings inspired by our favorite illustrators.  Some of the pictures created for Bookie Woogie have already crept over to Chicken Nugget Lemon Tooty, but I thought I'd showcase a few more of my favorite "fan art" pictures the kids have done thus far...

by Gracie, inspired by "Down the Back of the Chair"

by Lily, inspired by "Flip, Flap, Fly"

by Isaac, inspired by "Oliver Finds His Way"

by Elijah, inspired by "Beware the Tickle Monster"

by Lily, inspired by "Knuckleheads"

by Gracie, inspired by "Black and White"

by Isaac, accompanying a poem to Mom

by Lily, inspired by "Elephant and Piggie"

by Isaac, inspired by "Nugget on the Flight Deck"

by Gracie, inspired by "Holes"

by Isaac, inspired by "Max Spaniel"

by Elijah, also inspired by "Max Spaniel"

by Lily, inspired by "Little Hoot"

by Isaac, inspired by "Monsterlicious"

by Lily, inspired by "A Curious Collection of Cats"

by Gracie, inspired by "The Adventures of Marco and Polo"

by Lily, inspired by "Wave"

by Isaac, also inspired by "Wave"

by Gracie, also inspired by "Wave"

by Isaac, Grace, and Lily -- inspired by "How Are You Peeling"

There's plenty more over at Bookie Woogie...  If you've not done so yet, I invite you to check it out!