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Johnny Crow's Garden

Johnny Crow's Garden by L. Leslie Brooke
By: (1862-1940)

A beautifully illustrated children’s picture book featuring Johnny Crow who made a garden in which a variety of animals do bizarre things in rhyme.

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First Edition, 1903

To the Memory of my Father, who first told me of Johnny Crow's Garden; and to my Boys, for whom I have set on record these facts concerning it.


Johnny Crow Would dig and sow

Till he made a little Garden.

And the Lion

Had a green and yellow Tie on

In Johnny Crow's Garden.

And the Rat Wore a Feather in his Hat

But the Bear Had nothing to wear

In Johnny Crow's Garden.

So the Ape

Took his Measure with a Tape

In Johnny Crow's Garden.

Then the Crane

Was caught in the Rain

In Johnny Crow's Garden.

And the Beaver Was afraid he had a Fever

But the Goat Said:

"It's nothing but his Throat!"

In Johnny Crow's Garden.

And the Pig Danced a Jig

In Johnny Crow's Garden.

Then the Stork Gave a Philosophic Talk

Till the Hippopotami Said: "Ask no further 'What am I?'"

While the Elephant Said something quite irrelevant

And the Goose Well,

the Goose was a Goose

In Johnny Crow's Garden.

And the Mouse

Built himself a little House

Where the Cat

Sat down beside the Mat

In Johnny Crow's Garden... Continue reading book >>

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