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Talking Pictures Week 1: Rhino

Image credit: Rhino, 1963, Etching, Jan De Fouw, Crawford Art Gallery

Talking Pictures for Children 

Talking Pictures is an online resource for children and their adults based on artwork from the Crawford Art Gallery Collection. We will share creative prompts for happy talk and play every Wednesday.

About the artwork
This printed artwork was made by Jan De Fouw, a Dutch designer and illustrator who made his home in Ireland in 1951. He loved to draw animals and delighted audiences with his light-hearted cartoons and magazine illustrations.  

What is a print?
A print is a design or pattern transferred from one surface to another, think of a shoe print, a hand print or a potato print! Jan De Fouw made his picture of a rhino on a small sheet of metal, this was covered with ink and pressed on paper.

Let's Play!

Can you give our rhinoceros a name?

What did he eat for breakfast this morning? 

Take our rhinoceros for a walk. 

Where do you think he lives? 

In a tropical forest, a swamp, a big muddy puddle…

Draw some animal friends to keep our rhinoceros company?

Can you write a rhino poem that makes you laugh?

Use words that rhyme with rhino

radio domino Eskimo puppet-show
big-toe long-ago tomato Picasso  
very slow potato Mexico indigo
river-flow volcano pistachio
I know!   Banjo   slow   tip-toe  
hello bright-yellow    eye-shadow  
bingo   borrow   mango   hero  
jumbo   swallow             

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