Final art for page 23 of "You're On Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt" by Judith St. George and illustrated by me, publ.d by Phylomel/Penguin&Putnam. Did you know that little Teddy had acute asthma? Teddy's mom and dad took him to some of the most respected doctors of the time. They prescribed drinking coffee and smoking cigars as a cure for asthma. I know, sounds crazy but it's true. Teddy did improve over time. Not sure if it was the coffee or cigars. ;) Water color, gouache, 2003.