Monday, July 16, 2012

Guest post by Kipp Jr

My oldest daughter, nicknamed Kipp Jr. for my blog, has many talents.  She has developed some of these talents due to her love of drawing, reading, and writing.  She often combines these talents with her adoration of animals.  Most of the time this collaboration happens when the rain is falling keeping her inside the house.  The following is one of her books; she made it all by herself.  She was about 8 at the time.  I hope you enjoy it.

A Lesson for Rabbits
 Written and Illustrated by Kipp Jr

Near the foot of a hill was a thick undergrowth of brush, and here, a mother rabbit had made her a home. Every evening she would gather food from the garden and bring it back for her babies to eat.

One morning a wolf came sniffing around her house.  The mother ran away fast.  The wolf ran after her.  She ran through the woods, in a neighborhood, over a log, up a hill, through the city, and in a grassy park.  The wolf was no where in sight. So...

she ran through the city, down the hill, over a log, past the neighborhood, through the woods...

(notice the rabbit riding a horse while playing a guitar...I LOVE that picture!)

and safe in her home with her babies.  "Now let this be a lesson for you.  Never stop running until the danger is gone." said the mother rabbit to her babies.


Stephen Hayes said...

That's a pretty good horse for an eight year old. If you read my current post you'll see that I did a worse job of depicting a horse than an eight year old.

Clipped Wings said...

Wonderful drawings and story. That rabbit is amazing! So is your daughter.

Kipp said...

Thanks Clipped!! :)

Donna Perugini said...

Kipp Jr. did an excellent job with her book. She has a unique style in the way she imagines the illustrations for each page.

Very impressive, Kipp Jr.! Keep writing and illustrating. You have talent!