I'm taking a really fun class in children's books, something I've always wanted to work on.
One of our recent assignments was to do an illustration of the tale of the little hen. The story goes: the little hen wants to make bread and her lazy friends won't help at all. When she has the bread ready, they want to help her eat it, and she's all like "F you!" and flies off.
The class is full of awesome, really creative people - and everyone took the tale and changed it a bit or a lot depending on what they were interested in and bam! awesomeness.
Wonderful, totally alternate version of the little hen story by Caroline Hadilaksono: The Great Flood Redux