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kitschen pink

More! More! We want the Dying Chicken finale! More! More! Encore! t.xx


oh "clap, clap" "more, more" please :-D


So glad the chickens came off the shelf to perform! That was quite a thunderous applause they recieved! Bravo!! :o)


This is so cute!!


Absolutely wonderful.
Thank you


Bravo - another curtain call please.
You are barmy - and you have made me titter - thanks


Thoroughly enjoyed the performance.
I've seen swan lake, and I think I enjoyed this performance more.
Kathryn in the Loft


I think those chickens might have been stealing your sherry....


Could they perform "Sleeping Chicken" next, please?


That was awesome! Thanks for the silliness!

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  • Hello, my name is Vanessa Cabban, and I'm so pleased you've dropped by! I'm an artist and illustrator, working from home. I have two Miniature wire-haired Dachshunds, Ellie and Douglas. I love being part of the blogosphere, reading your comments, and feeling like I'm part of a community. I hope you enjoy reading about my small world.

Books I have illustrated!

  • The Best Gift of All

  • Book and dvd,(narrated by Kevin Whateley), of Bringing Down the Moon

  • There's a House Inside My Mummy

  • The Magic Donkey Ride

  • Down in the Woods at Sleepytime

  • Dear Tooth Fairy

  • Dear Mermaid

  • No Place Like Home

  • Diamond in the Snow

  • Bringing Down the Moon