Mississippi is chasing the mouse around the pool, while Hobo Mary is trying to catch Mississippi!
This is a quick sketch I did in an effort to have a color drawing to show when I’m telling the story. I’ve found that kids dig having something to pass around when the story’s being told.
This also represents the first time I think I’ve codified Mary’s look … green hat, feather, long sleeve shirt, jeans and boots. I’m still working on Lida-Bee Taylor’s look, but I think it’s somewhere between Mrs. Howell from Gilligan’s Island and Oprah, with a large helping of tattered thrown in for good measure.