Illustrations by Ella Manor Lapointe

Illustration Friday: 'Tail'

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This Week's challenge was the word 'Tail'. I found this wonderful poem by A. A. Milne that says it all... 

Tails

A lion has a tail and a very fine tail,
And so has an elephant, and so has a whale,
And so has a crocodile, and so has a quail–
They’ve all got tails but me. 

If I had sixpence I would buy one;
I’d say to the shopman, ‘Let me try one’;
I’d say to the elephant, ‘This is my one.’
They’d all come round to see. 

Then I’d say to the lion, ‘Why, you’ve got a tail!
And so has the elephant, and so has the whale!
And, look! There’s a crocodile! He’s got a tail!
You’ve all got tails like me!’ 

Alan Alexander Milne

 

 The poem: 'Tails' by A. A. Milne, illustrated by Ella Lapointe.

The poem: 'Tails' by A. A. Milne, illustrated by Ella Lapointe.