A Great Nephew & A Great Aunt-Guests Catherine Johnson & Daughter

Ants may rule the hill, but they don’t rule here! Art by Landon (Click to Enlarge)
Ants may rule the hill, but they don’t rule here! Art by Landon (Click to Enlarge)

Hello, Great Readers of our series! Just in case you haven’t visited before, let me tell you a little about A Great Nephew & A Great Aunt. My great nephew, Landon (a fifth-grader) and I (his great aunt) collaborate. I write a poem which he illustrates. We started this collaboration last fall and have had so much fun with it that we decided to invite others along. Landon and I will continue to have a new episode on the second Friday of each month. The other Fridays are filling up quickly with guests. I have created a page on my website to view all the episodes of A Great Nephew & A Great Aunt. Click HERE to visit the page and enjoy past episodes.

Today I’m thrilled to welcome . . .

Catherine Johnson and 6 year old daughter, Hannah!

When I asked Catherine to join me today, she jumped right on board by looking through Hannah’s stash of paintings for inspiration. I know you’ll enjoy Catherine’s sense of humor as much as I do.

The Poem

Catherine's poem wth background

The Picture That Inspired

Hannah's drawing
Art by Hannah

Catherine and Hannah having fun in a Niagara Skywheel.

Hannah and myself in a big wheel at Niagra

Thanks to Catherine and Hannah for joining our series and sharing their work. And be sure to watch out below in case the Mexico Rabbit Kid crash lands in your neighborhood 🙂

Meet Catherine and Hannah: Catherine Johnson is a British Ex-Pat who loves Formula One, The Voice, dog walks and being silly. She also loves writing poems for kids and now can’t stop doodling and painting, too. Catherine is the author/illustrator of Weirdo Zoo, The Everglades, and Zompoemz. She blogs about poems and art on her blog HERE.

Hannah is six, and a budding artist.


poetry friday buttonThanks to Robyn Campbell for hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup this week.

58 thoughts on “A Great Nephew & A Great Aunt-Guests Catherine Johnson & Daughter

  1. Fun fun fun. (& Thanks for sharing, Penny!) Yes, Hannah – keep drawing! And inspiring your mom. Has SHE should made a picture yet that YOU make up a poem about ? I know she’d help with any tricky words! :0)

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    1. I should make her paint every day just in case she hates painting next year. Keep my stocks up 😉


    1. She says she doesn’t like school so if we can have fun at home that makes up for it..


  2. Well done Catherine and Hannah! That page is bursting with creative ideas! I wonder if the purple person on the left is jumping rope or under a rainbow 🙂

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  3. You’re so right, Mona. Normal picture prompts make for normal poems. I even asked at school if I could take pictures of the kids’ artwork but alas no. I think you’d have to ask each child’s permission or something. Too bad.

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    1. Catherine, you may not be able to take pictures of their work but it would be such a fun project for the kids at school…to sit in the hall and come up with a couplet based on another student’s art!!!


  4. Always fun. Penny. Love the free spiritness of a child – Hannah. She makes it easy for her mom to write silly and fun! There’s a writing exercise we can all use!!!! Thanks girls.

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