Monday, June 20, 2011
Creaky Old House
"Our house is kind of old and creaky.
Porch is sloping, roof is leaky.
Windows drafty, shutters peeling.
There's a crack across the ceiling.
Paint's a little chipped and faded.
Might say it's dilapidated.
Still, each one of us -- all nine --
thinks the house is fine, just fine."
The family of nine thinks their house is just fine until a doorknob falls to the floor. They look in the shed for one screw, and that begins a chain of events gone wild. Michael Chesworth's ink, watercolor and pencil pictures, reminiscent of Richard Scarry's style, provide a smorgasbord of comical images to illustrate the text.