This is a poetry illustration project for ENGL 208 Children’s Literature. For this project, we were asked to select a poem intended for children that were eight to no more than fourteen lines. We were then asked to illustrate the poem on a page that would be visually appealing to a child’s audience.


The Crocodile

Lewis Carroll – 1832-1898


How doth the little crocodile

     Improve his shining tail,

And pour the waters of the Nile

     On every golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin,

     How neatly spreads his claws,

And welcomes little fishes in,

     With gently smiling jaws!


Media Description: Poetry Illustration for the Crocodile by Marissa Clark

Instructor: Professor Teresa Purvis

Item Credit: Marissa Clark