In mid-June, swarms of honeybees took to the streets of New York City, prompting something of a mild panic—and then the kids showed up.
Eighteen of them pulled out the crayons, colored pencils and markers to make sense of the situation for The New York Times’ City Room blog as part of the “Kids Draw the News” feature, a self-explanatory program that was started in late April. Since then, artistically-inclined sprouts aged 12 and under have covered the bee swarm, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on large sodas, and more.
I’ve rounded up some of my favorite scribbles—ripped from the headlines!—but I encourage you to visit the blog yourself and enjoy a brighter take on current events.
Ada Gribble, 7, illustrates a policeman busting a restaurant for serving jumbo sodas.
John, “7 going to be 8,” of Harlem’s P.S. 83 illustrates Nik Wallenda tightrope-walking across Niagara Falls.
Bees surround a motorist in this drawing by Maday, 8.
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.