Long-nosed bandicoots

Working on Duncan Ball’s “My Sister Has a Big Black Beard” today:

I’m having a struggle trying to get some long-nosed bandicoots to behave themselves...one of Duncan’s poems has me stumped at the moment and the bandicoots in it aren’t co-operating. I love the poem but it has turned out to be a hard one for finding an excellent enough idea for the illustration.

I won’t tell you the poem but have a look at what bandicoots are turning up. These are pencil sketches.