Personal work: What are little girls & boys made of? I decided to reinvent a classic, since the original nursery rhymes felt outdated to me. I can tell you from personal experience that some little girls like puppies's tails and snails, and some little boys hate bugs and can also be super sweet. So, through a series of social media interviews and informal surveys, I gathered adjectives from parents on what their little boys and girls are really made of. Then, I re-wrote and hand-lettered these old favorites.