by Isaac at age 10:
Flying straight for us
Furry clawed feet, mighty wings
Run and hide! Griffin!
by Gracie at age 8:
Fuzzy pink monster,
she dances for kids at night.
I want to see her.
by Lily at age 5:
His fingers wiggle
He reaches out his long arms
Stop, Tickle Monster!
It turns out there were over 180 entries and two grand prize winners selected by celebrity judges. And one of those lucky winners was our own Lily! Here's the art she won, which is now proudly displayed in the girls' room:
Lily wrote a nice thank-you note and mailed it to Mr. Rex along with this picture she drew of Frankenstein's monster and his bride:
After which, Mr. Rex then emailed Lily in return. Lily thought his reply was hilarious and still talks about it:
Thank you for the lovely art you sent me. I don't think Frankenstein has ever looked so sweet.
Now, I know that I'm thanking you for your picture, which was itself a thank you for your contest prize, and the contest prize was sort of a thank you for your great haiku. So don't write back to thank me for this thank you or we'll never stop and it'll be impossible to get anything else done.
And there it stopped.