This is my entry for the Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2016, for the theme of Nonsense literature with a modern twist. I was thinking about lies we tell to explain things it’s hard to understand, with explaining where babies come from to children being a classic example. In my image I’ve included some of the things adults tell children, but also some of the stories children tell to themselves to explain where they come from. I think my favourite one was that they parachute out of an aeroplane and their dad’s catch them on the hospital roof!