Here's a picture Mia brought home from school last week. The crowded mise en scene is pretty typical of her oeuvre - note the big-eyed unicorn with a heart tattoo coming to the aid of the little girl in a sling and the fortress with crenallated walls.
I loved the curly-tailed monkeys at the side - Mia said they were "guards" - so I asked her to make me a drawing of a single monkey. "Okay," she replied. Later, when she was complaining about having to go to school after a busy morning, she remembered her monkey assignment and got all cheered up.
This is what she came up with. I so love it, especially the sweet bow on gorilla's head. It's kind of hard to see, but at the bottom right is a dachshund in a striped sweater, about to enjoy her bow-wrapped bone.