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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One road that meanders toward Compostela.
Two arrows pointing, their colour is yellow.
Three steps well worn by tired pilgrim feet.
Four beds and four pilgrims who’re ready to sleep.
Five backpacks waiting outside of a store.
Six pilgrims walking; they say they don’t snore.
Seven large shells, adorning a wall.
Eight tired pilgrims, trying not to fall.
Nine candles burning in a church—and then:
Ten boot pairs waiting to walk out again.