Granny keeps a plastic pail

filled with colored chunks of chalk.

At her house she lets us draw

on the driveway, porch, and walk.

Sometimes it gets to be a mess,

but she says, “Never fear.

Just a whisk of water, and

it all will disappear.”

My brother drew a blue spaceship;

I filled in moon and stars.

Next I made yellow cats and dogs;

He drew green dinosaurs.

Granny traced around our shapes

from our head down to our toes.

Then we got up and colored in

our hair and eyes and clothes.

Granny loved our work and said,

“We’ll leave it for today.

This sidewalk art is much too nice

to simply wash away!”

Illustrated by Scott Snow