The Cow Jumped Over the Moon


I've loved nursery rhymes for my whole life. When I was little my parents would read to me until they were hoarse, and so many of those books were nursery rhymes that I still have much of Mother Goose's collection memorized. I've always thought about illustrating my favorites, and this week I actually got started. Turns out cows are so much fun to paint I couldn't do just one.

Hey! diddle, diddle,

The cat and the fiddle,

The cow jumped over the moon;

The little dog laughed

To see such sport,

And the dish ran away with the spoon

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2 comments

  • Ruth

    Thank you Anne! I would love to hear the story someday. I’ve always loved the moon, I think one of the earliest rhymes I remember is “I see the moon and the moon sees me.”

  • Anne

    Such lovely, lovingly work. If I were a girl, what joy to have had these hanging in my room. I called myself Junie Moon when I was a child. Some day, I must tell you why the moon is mine. Have a wonderful weekend.

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