The Joy of Ranking High on the Food Chain.

 

ewjMy kids are proud of me for having written a book, especially when I showed them that their names are mentioned in the acknowledgements. Every time we read a prayer out of my book before eating, they’ll say, “that’s a good one, Mom!” It’s sweet, no doubt about that. And the other day one of my sons created this drawing as a joke. “Get it, mom? The big one is going to eat the little one with joy! He’s happy about it! Eat With Joy!

{How could I not share this?!}

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  • dad

    One can only imagine how absolutely delighted I am with this! The expression on the wee one about to be eaten is priceless, as is the little “ha ha ha” that follows T-Rex’s crow of delight.

    I especially like the way he rendered the little one’s eye– it is a vertical dash rather than a dot, which is precisely how to express sadness or alarm in minimalist cartoons. And yet, because the head is looking up, the dash of course appears as a horizontal one in the drawing.

    Extraordinary…

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/rachelmariestone Rachel Marie Stone

      Just FYI, Dad, this is Aidan–not Graeme.

      • dad

        I know. Had Graeme done it the dinosaur would have had at least three heads, with horns all over!

        PS: I finally got some new ink and will be printing & sending hard copies of “Dinosaur Island” ASAP.

  • dad

    One can only imagine how absolutely delighted I am with this! The expression on the wee one about to be eaten is priceless, as is the little “ha ha ha” that follows T-Rex’s crow of delight.

    I especially like the way he rendered the little one’s eye– it is a vertical dash rather than a dot, which is precisely how to express sadness or alarm in minimalist cartoons. And yet, because the head is looking up, the dash of course appears as a horizontal one in the drawing.

    Extraordinary…

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/rachelmariestone Rachel Marie Stone

      Just FYI, Dad, this is Aidan–not Graeme.

      • dad

        I know. Had Graeme done it the dinosaur would have had at least three heads, with horns all over!

        PS: I finally got some new ink and will be printing & sending hard copies of “Dinosaur Island” ASAP.

  • http://timfall.wordpress.com/ Tim

    So good, Rachel. And yes, there are many benefits of being high up on the food chain. For one thing, I don’t have to eat algae if I don’t want to. Earthworms either.

  • http://timfall.wordpress.com/ Tim

    So good, Rachel. And yes, there are many benefits of being high up on the food chain. For one thing, I don’t have to eat algae if I don’t want to. Earthworms either.

  • Marie

    That’s just brilliant! Showing the kids. That will make me happy all day. . . .

  • Marie

    That’s just brilliant! Showing the kids. That will make me happy all day. . . .

  • dad

    After all, I’m sure the wee one was free-range and humanely raised. He lived a good, natural dinosaur life…

  • dad

    After all, I’m sure the wee one was free-range and humanely raised. He lived a good, natural dinosaur life…


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