Johnny Crow’s Garden

Illustration of black bird in garden for bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden
A charming picture book about all sorts of crazy animal capers in a garden!
Johnny Crow’s Garden

Johnny Crow
Would dig and sow

Original illustration of crow by L. Leslie Brooke for the kids short story Johnny Crow's Garden

Till he made a little Garden.

Original illustration of crow gardening by L. Leslie Brooke for the kids short story Johnny Crow's Garden

And the Lion

Original illustration of lion at door, by L. Leslie Brooke for the kids short story Johnny Crow's Garden

Had a green and yellow tie on

Original color illustration of lion with bow tie, by L. Leslie Brooke for the kids short story Johnny Crow's Garden

In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

Original illustration of monkey dancing, by L. Leslie Brooke for the kids short story Johnny Crow's Garden

And the Rat
Wore a feather in his hat

Original illustration of rat with hat, by L. Leslie Brooke for the kids short story Johnny Crow's Garden

But the Bear
Had nothing to wear

Original illustration of bear balancing, by L. Leslie Brooke for the kids short story Johnny Crow's Garden

In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

Original illustration of monkey and bird, by L. Leslie Brooke for the kids short story Johnny Crow's Garden

So the Ape

Original illustration of monkey and bear, by L. Leslie Brooke for the kids short story Johnny Crow's Garden

Took his measuring tape

Original color illustration of monkey measuring bear, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

Original illustration of lion and bear, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

Then the Crane

Original illustration of crane in the rain, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

Was caught in the rain

Original illustration of crane and crow in the wet rain, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

Original color illustration of crane with umbrella, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

And the Beaver

Was afraid he had a fever

Original illustration of beaver in rain, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

But the Goat said:

Original color illustration of doctor goat, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

“It’s nothing but his throat!”

Original illustration of goat with walking stick, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

Original illustration of bear with hat and blanket, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

And the Pig danced a jig

Original illustration of hippos and dancing pig, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

Original illustration of two dancing hippos, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

Then the Stork
Gave a philosophic talk

Original illustration of stork giving a talk, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

Till the Hippopotami
Said: “Ask no further ‘What am I?'”

Original illustration of hippos listening to stork, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

While the Elephant
Said something quite irrelevant

Original illustration of elephant and stork, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

Original illustration of birds reading, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

And the Goose–
Well,

Original illustration of goose on grass, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

the Goose was a Goose

Original color illustration of goose and owl, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

Original illustration of goose sitting, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

And the Mouse

Original illustration of mouse building chimney, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

Built himself a little house

Original illustration of a mouse house, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

Where the Cat

Original illustration of a cat looking inside mouse's house, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

Sat down beside the mat

Original illustration of a black cat looking inside little house, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

Original illustration of a black cat drinking cream with a crow, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

And the Whale

Original illustration of a happy whale, lion, elephant and pig, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

Told a very long tale

Original color illustration of whale, elephant and hippo, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

Original illustration of a whale resting against a tree, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

And the Owl
Was a funny old fowl

Original illustration of an owl and two birds, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

And the Fox

Original illustration of a trapped goose, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

Put them all in the stocks

Original color illustration of animals in stocks, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

Original illustration of a giraffe trapped by head in stocks, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

But Johnny Crow
He let them go

Original illustration of goose with stuck foot, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

And they all sat down
to their dinner in a row

Original illustration of animals sitting at dinner table, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

Original illustration of crow and two penguins, by L. Leslie Brooke for the bedtime story Johnny Crow's Garden

GOOD-BYE!

 

Short story and illustrations by L. Leslie Brooke.

 
Header Illustration courtesy of Pixabay 

Let’s Chat About The Stories ~ Ideas for Talking With Kids

 
Creativity 

1. Imagine there are more animals in Johnny Crow’s garden. What would the kangaroo do? 

2. What would the cow do? 

3. What would the ant do? 

4. If you were Johnny Crow, and wanted all the animals to enjoy their food, what would you serve for dinner? 

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