As unoriginal as this is, I decided to begin at the beginning. I know, I know: Mainstream hackery. The first thing Bob gets to do in the Picture Dictionary for Children is throw a ball, so who am I to stop him?
Sentence: Bob threw the ball across the room.
Originally, the piece was roughly 6x9:
In the end, I cropped it down to 5x7 and committed to CUTTING THE SENTENCE FROM THE DICTIONARY (ulp):
Meanwhile, I came to like the cropping of Bob's hand, insofar as that literal omission carries symbolic weight, too. If we don't see Bob throwing the ball, can we really punish him? Boys will be boys. No big deal.