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A Counting Rhyme for Small Pilgrims


I spend a lot of time with my two-year-old nephew. Between library books and his own collection, we’ve read a ridiculously huge number of counting books.

So just for fun, I decided to go through my photos to see if I’d be able to write and illustrate my own counting rhyme. Here’s the result. (In a few pictures, you have to really look to get the right number.)

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[Chemin de Saint-Jacques]
One road that meanders toward Compostela.

[Yellow arrows]
Two arrows pointing, their colour is yellow.

[In the abbey at Conques]
Three steps well worn by tired pilgrim feet.

[Albergue]
Four beds and four pilgrims who’re ready to sleep.

[Backpacks in Carrión de los Condes]
Five backpacks waiting outside of a store.

Pilgrim Sculpture in Burguete
Six pilgrims walking; they say they don’t snore.

[Shells over Washroom, Albergue Ave Fénix]
Seven large shells, adorning a wall.

[Climbing the Alto del Perdón]
Eight tired pilgrims, trying not to fall.

[Candles in a church in Saint-Alban-sur-Limognole]
Nine candles burning in a church—and then:

[Boots in the Grañon refugio]
Ten boot pairs waiting to walk out again.


Posted by Anna-Marie Krahn at 12:14 pm
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