Hopalong Hollow....

Hopalong Hollow, where the Blueberries grow sweet, and the moss feels soft beneath your feet.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Animal Crackers...

Animal Crackers in my soup,
Monkeys and rabbits loop the loop

 Gosh oh gee, do I have fun,
Swallowing animals one by one....

 In every bowl of soup I see,
 Lions and tigers watching me.
  I make em jump right through a hoop,

Those animal crackers in my soup !
  When I get hold of a big baboon, 
 then I push him under to drown.....

  Then I bite him in a million bits and I gobble him right down!

When their inside me where its dark,

 I walk around like Noah's Ark,

  I fill my tummy like a goop,
  With animal crackers in my SOUP!
WHEW! these girls DO go through a LOT of animal crackers. I was going to do this as a little movie, with Shirley Temple soundtrack and all, 
 BUT I have been a little bit busy...

Animal Crackers in my Soup.

(and I still have a long way to go.)


  1. What a sweet little poem! Can't wait to see the finished drawing ;)

  2. I was humming the song while reading your charming post. I'll bet your critters love those crackers. We once fed a box of stale orange circus peanuts to pigs and oh how they gobbled them up.

    Have a wonderful day!

  3. Tee heee! Oh Jeri, looks like you have some help there... Yes, you are BUSY drawing.. You put so much work into your illustrations.. Just amazing... This was such fun.. I just sang animal crackers to myself.. What fun!
    Blessings to you this fine day!

  4. Oh Jeri!
    I Love the Paw Stretched across your page! You must have a Studio Assistant Like Mine!
    Have a Happy Wednesday!

  5. Jeri - I LOVED this posting - your animals are adorable! Thank you! Cassandra ♥

  6. I love animal crackers. In fact I have a big ol'e bag in the drawer right now. But did you ever wonder why they call such a sweet treat a cracker and not a cookie????????

  7. Thank you for the sing down memory lane. Second grade chorus, and I still remember the nuances of the arrangement and every word-I was my own sound track LOL!

  8. Oooh what heart warming pictures!
    I LOVE Ursula among the other cuties. VERY SWEET Pictures! (but now I got Shirly Temple
    singing in my head...hee)
    And the paw! to die for!!
    Blessings and Hugs, Linnie

  9. Hi Jeri ! Your animals are lovely,so cute, so cute !
    I like your great talent !
    Kisses from Nathanaëlle

  10. O.K., you are amazing. You are marvelous. You get me right where my funny bone is the most sensitive, you know how to make animals talk, and well, you are IT!!! JERI, this was SO ENTERTAINING!!! And whose furry paw is that helping you draw? THOSE GOATS ARE A HOOT! Do you know that I love goats? Patricia Cabrera from Woolytales fabricated a darling mini goat pulling a wagon and she posted it last week; it just stole my heart. Their rectangular eyes, their silly faces...oh, ANIMAL CRACKERS!!! Thank you for the charm and we await your next book! BRAVO! Anita

  11. What fun Jeri! I just loved this posting. All your lords and ladies look like they love the crackers. How much does the kitty charge to hold your drawings down? LOL!

  12. so very funny, I could hear Shirley Temple lisping her way through the whole song. The art is coming along splendidly and I so enjoyed seeing the fuzzy live models.

  13. Jeri dear,

    You make me smile. Love the animal crackers AND the poem.

    You need to do a book on this, honestly.


    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  14. I forgot about that cute song. I don't think I've ever seen the donkey before. It looks like you have fun on your drawing breaks.

  15. I kept looking for your "comments" link - then I realized I was a rabbit! :)

    LOVELY blog & gorgeous artwork - I'll be back to visit again!


  16. JERI, JERI, JERI...you precious, wonderful, thoughtful person, YOU! I JUST OPENED UP THE PACKAGE THIS MORNING! WHAT???? YOu did NOT have to.....I LOVE IT. I AM A HUGE FAN and at the moment, we are out the door to the home improvement center AGAIN. We are trying to get Ruben's office, WITS END in shape today. What a lot of work! Looking through your darling book is going to be a much needed vacation for me sometime this weekend! MUCH LOVE TO YOU AND THE GANG and a HUGE MERCI!!!! Anita

  17. Dear Jeri
    I can ALWAYS make room on my dance card for you Hector! It is a black tie affair, do you have suit and tie? See you there!

    Thank you Jeri for coming to the ball... I am happy she gave you a smile!
    Have a great weekend!

  18. Jeri I do love all your critters! This was a fantastic post! Looooooooove it! Can't wait to see your finished drawing!
    xx, shell

  19. Dear Cousin Jeri,

    Love your animal crackers post! Especially when Ursula gets her goodies! We just love that sweet little girl! Your Scherenschnitte Noah's Ark is incredible! Your new drawing for the book is looking great, it looks like a fair! We're working on the Bushky post but I have to do some baking first...

    Your cousins,
    Diane and daughter Sarah at the Corgyncombe Courant


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