A pastel illustration for my children's book class last year, for a poem by Ken Nesbitt:
"My Elephant Thinks I'm Wonderful"
My elephant thinks I'm wonderful.
My elephant thinks I'm cool.
My elephant hangs around with me
and follows me to school.
My elephant likes the way I look.
He thinks I'm fun and smart.
He thinks I'm kind and generous
and have a terrific heart.
My elephant thinks I'm brave and bold.
He's proud of my strength and guts.
But mostly he likes the way I smell.
My elephant thinks I'm nuts.