We have had a statue of the Boy with the Leaky Book at Assiniboine Park here for as long as I can remember and according to Wikipedia it has been much longer than that. 🙂 It has been in Winnipeg since 1897 and at Assinibone Park since 1953.
I also found out from Wikipedia (you can read it yourself here) that the same or similar statue is in many places in North America and also in England. Maybe it is even more places.
I took some pictures of the one in Winnipeg the other day.
I should have brushed those seeds off his face before taking this last picture.