Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Little Illustrator

When my older kids were little we had a couple of books they loved to read, written and illustrated by Richard Scarry.  Mr. Scary wasn’t so much of a story teller as he was a picture explainer.  His books were full of detailed drawings, and every little thing was labeled.  Like this.


I don’t know that I’ve ever read a Richard Scarry book to my little kids, but it is obvious that one of them is a kindred spirit nonetheless.

When Jenna was still 6 she made a book that was so cute I scanned it.  I am sure glad now that I did!  It was called “Crs and Trux.”  After I scanned it I typed in the interpretation of her text at the bottom of the page, but it’s not big enough to see on here so I will put it below each picture.


Fire Station.  When there is a fire, fire fighters are on the way.  Police Station.  Police Men.  When there is a robbery police men are on their way.


Gas Station.  When people need gas they go to the gas station.  Trash Truck.  Goes next door to next door and gets the trash.


Come back soon.  Every time it will get funner and funner!


How can you resist a promise like that??


I’m glad to say that Jenna is not done illustrating.  She gave me a very thorough diagram of what she wanted her Halloween costume to be like.

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I think we came pretty close, although she obviously had a momentary brain freeze while getting shoes. And we did one braid instead of two “pigy tals.”

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Last week we rearranged the girls room.  Fortunately for me, Jenna had it all planned out before we even started…

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  1. I love how she gives each of her drawings a title. And no, I don't pee in the shower in the morning :) I just thought I would make you wonder.

  2. Hmmm I wonder what she is going to be when she is bigger? I love the drawings.

  3. If this were facebook, I'd "like" this post!

  4. My favorite part is the ending of the book. It will get funner and funner. So GREAT!!!!!

    Maybe she can help me with my furniture some day?

  5. Adorable- I love the way that all of your children have minds of their own!