What a lovely birthday present! Introducing Carrotiger!

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

In honor of PaperTigers’ 10th Anniversary, Cathy Mealey (who blogs at Bildebok) sent  us a photo of  a lovely tiger drawn by her 9-year-old daughter Grace. Grace’s  “Carrotiger” was inspired by her love of children’s poet laureate Jack Prelutsky’s  book Scranimals, illustrated by Peter Sis (Greenwillow Books, 2006).

We’re sailing to
Scranimal Island,
It doesn’t appear on
most maps….
Scranimal Island
is where you will find
the fragrant RHINOCEROSE,
the cunning BROCCOLIONS.
And if you are really, really lucky
and very, very quiet,
you will spot
the gentle, shy PANDAFFODIL.
(You may even hear it yawning
If the morning’s just begun,
Watch its petals slowly open
To embrace the rising sun.

Thank you so much for your lovely drawing,Grace!  With this submission,  Grace and her mom Cathy are entered in our 10th Anniversary give-away. The closing date for entries is midnight PST on Saturday Nov 10th with winners being announced here on the blog on Monday Nov 19th. There are 10 fabulous prizes to be won so don’t delay, get your entry in too. Click here for all the details!