I love her to bits, but that is the honest-to-goodness truth!
What other 6th grader do you know has memorized the periodic table and spends her summer vacation teaching herself latin (for fun)? As her summer vacation drew to a close, my little sister decided to work on a little craft project. Perler beads are such fun! But never being content with the standard patterns, she decided to make her own mythological creatures!
First we have a pair of hippocampi or "sea horses." Half horse, half fish!
Here is a hippogriff. Half horse, half eagle.
Lastly, we have a centaur! Half horse, half man.
...hmm... but shouldn't we be calling him a hippo-sapien or something?