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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.
10/16/2020 09:25:35 am
Congratulations! I will definitely send a copy to my nephews who are the perfect age for this book. So many poems! Who can't relate to puddle jumping?
10/16/2020 10:56:08 am
Jone: Your JOY really comes through in this photo—and your poem, too! This is a great example of a poem that can be given different levels of meaning depending on the age and circumstances of the reader. YES, bring on the SUNSHINE!!!
10/16/2020 11:35:12 am
Jone, congratulations on your poem. It is a fun one to read. Your puddlejump pose is a jaunty one. to accompany your poem. Janet and Sylvia are the ultimate poetry publishers!
10/16/2020 04:17:12 pm
Wow, I agree, having The Big Umbrella is a wonderful pairing with your 'puddle-jumping" poem, Jone. Congratulations! I love your picture, too!
10/17/2020 05:32:06 am
Love your post AND your poem, Jone! Thanks so much for tooting the horn for HOP TO IT! Glad you approve our picture book pairing too-- always a fun connection to make!
10/17/2020 08:32:35 am
Jone, this has such an open-ended provocation to make connections to bigger situations. Love being in this book with you!
10/18/2020 03:50:05 am
Puddle jumping is the best, especially when you have the perfect puddle-jumping boots! Love your poem and, as Heidi pointed out, its possibilities!
10/18/2020 01:54:12 pm
How fun to see you dressed for puddle jumping, Jone! I'll sing and dance in the rain with you any ol' day. :D
10/18/2020 10:15:47 pm
That image of you is fantastic Jone and goes so well with your delightful poem, congrats, and thanks!
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