#gratiku day 14
geese take flight
time for tea
#gratiku day 15
walk among the clouds
#gratiku day 16
great family mystery
his birth records- hen's teeth
down the rabbit hole
#gratiku day 17
tree shelters squirrels
"Umbrella" video from HOP TO IT
Yesterday's haiku reminded me
of the "Umbrella" video for my poem.
Sylvia Vardell created
on a recent zoom party for HOP IT IT.
Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell always create magic with their books.
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Let's Welcome 2021 with a Poetry Postcard
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Teacher Dance. Thanks Linda!
There is a lot of goodness to be had in the Poetry Friday community today. Please visit Janice at Salt City Verse for more places to read poetry.
I will get right to it. Yesterday was the official book birthday of HOP TO IT: Poems to Get You Moving, edited by Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell. It features 100 poem by 90 poets that will make you wiggle your hands and toes, hop, skip, stretch, and jump in puddles.
The Children’s Book Council (CBC) selects a small number of new releases to highlight on their “Hot Off the Press” page ever month. This month, they chose HOP TO IT. What an honor.
Lucky me to have my poem, "Umbrella" in the collection. Living in the Pacific Northwest, there's plenty of rain and puddles for jumping, I've always been that person.
Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell create books that are treasure troves for anyone sharing poetry with kids. In HOP TO IT, each poem is paired with a book. This is something I did when I taught poems and books, they make a lovely paring. So I am thrilled that The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates and Juniper Bates was selected to be with my poem.
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