For my final project, I was inspired to choose the story the Ant and the Grasshopper by Aesop (http://read.gov/aesop/052.html). This fable describes how a hungry grasshopper begs for food from an ant when winter comes and is refused because while the ant was working hard during the fall season preparing for the winter, the grasshopper was playing the violin and did not seem to care about a thing.
The change I will be making to this story is the setting. Instead of some field out in the wild, I will be placing my characters in New York City. The ant will still be a hard working guy and the grasshopper will be the one not planning ahead. The demographic for my proposed book will be children living in New York aged 7-10.
Here are all my rough sketches:
I have chosen two of my favorite concept sketches below.