Saturday's rhyme was (in my opinion) a little lame...in fact it was more of an advertising jingle than a nursery rhyme:
"I scream, you scream, We all scream for ice-cream!"
See what I mean? Crikey this post could be sponsored by Wall's Ice-Cream at this rate ;) So I decided to steer clear of children chasing ice-cream vans etc etc as that was a bit too obvious.
Instead, I decided to draw an ice-cream cone that would make the kiddies scream for an entirely different reason....
|OMG ...it's Mr Whippy meets Texas Chain Saw Massacre!!!!|
So before anyone gets nightmares, let's move on to today's rhyme ;)
"Cluck! Cluck! the nursing hen Summons her folk-
Ducklings all downy soft, Yellow as yolk.
Cluck! Cluck! the mother hen Summons her chickens
To peck the dainty bits Found in her pickings"
This is part of a longer poem by Christina Rossetti, but I was a bit confused by the first verse....why is a hen summoning ducklings? Surely it should be a duck and ducklings, then a hen and chicks!
I've gone with the amended mother / offspring pairing and drawn two families... one on land and the other on water:
Hope you like them all :)