Today is day four of our celebration of A Sick Day for Amos McGee. So far we've celebrated in elephants, in tortoises, and in penguins. Today we celebrate in rhinoceroses. First, to the Belgian Congo, a country defunct since 1960. I like the Belgians. They have a wonderful tradition of children's illustration both past and present. I hear they really made a mess of the Congo though. In the future they should probably stick to kid's lit.Next we visit French Equatorial Africa. This country went out of business in 1958. It was a bad few years for European imperialism.
This next stamp, from South Africa, is just great. It bears a strong resemblance to Erin's illustration beneath which is purely (and strangely) coincidental. I guess there are only so many ways to draw a rhinoceros.
Come back tomorrow for our closing ceremony. There will be owls!