Friday, July 18, 2008

Ken Jennings paints

You may or may not remember trivia guru Ken Jennings who won a bazillion dollars on Jeopardy! a while back. I'm a big fan and read his blog regularly. I'm guessing you don't.

Anyhow, what I wanted to share was his project for painting his young daughter's room. He decided to paint an alphabet border around her room with each letter representing a different character from children's literature. It's taken him more than a year to complete and he posted the letters in groups as he finished them, so here, below, are the photos from his site compiled in one place. Enjoy.

Oh, yes, bonus points if you can name them all.

(The next four are out of order because of the way he grouped them, but they are correct on the wall.)


Valerie said...

My Father's Dragon
Curious George
Harry Potter
The Iron Giant
James (and the Giant Peach)
Lowly Worm
Nancy Drew
Peter Rabbit
The Queen of Hearts
Raggedy Ann
Scarecrow of Oz
Toad (Frog and ...)
The Ugly Duckling
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Lorax and Truffula Trees
Yertle the Turtle
Zebra (from Dr. Seuss' ABCs)
(I had to go look at some Richard Scarry for "L" and DH had to weigh in on "X.")

I'm looking up Jennings' book at the library. Creative border!

Steve said...

Well done - full marks for you!