Thumbnail sketch and final art illustration for "Because I Could Not Stop My Bike" by Karen Jo Shapiro, illus.d by me & publ.d by Charlesbridge. My son Gabriel Faulkner was about 11 years old when I illustrated this book. He had a beloved shirt that seemed super-glued to his body. Woe be to the dad who tried to get it off of him on wash day. Hence- I didn't have to use much imagination to picture this particular scene. Water color, gouache, 2003.