Ants may rule the hill, but they don’t rule here! Art by Landon (Click to Enlarge)
Hello, Great Readers of our series! Just in case you haven’t visited before, let me tell you a little about A Great Nephew & A Great Aunt. My great nephew, Landon (a fifth-grader) and I (his great aunt) collaborate. I write a poem which he illustrates. We started this collaboration last fall and have had so much fun with it that we decided to invite others along. Landon and I will continue to have a new episode on the second Friday of each month. The other Fridays are filling up quickly with guests. I have created a page on my website to view all the episodes of A Great Nephew & A Great Aunt. Click HERE to visit the page and enjoy past episodes.
Today I’m thrilled to welcome . . .
Laura Sassi and her 10 year old daughter, little miss A!
This is what Laura had to say about their collaboration:
“Every day after school this week, my daughter has been fashioning mermaid paper dolls as well as a growing collection of mermaid outfits hanging on hangers using her colored pencils, stiff art paper and scissors. She has then been playing mermaid boutique. With the dolls and her play as my inspiration, I now present —-“
And no wonder Laura was inspired! Look at this art!
Art by little miss A
I think Ebb and Flo are the luckiest mermaids ever! They will have the whole, entire ocean swimming over to shop at their boutique!
Thanks, Laura and little miss A for sharing your poem and art! I know you made quite a splash with our readers!
Laura’s poems, stories, articles and crafts have appeared in many publications including Highlights for Children
, Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse
and Clubhouse Jr.
, and Pack-O-Fun
. Her first picture book, GOODNIGHT, ARK, published by Zonderkidz, a HarperCollins Company, and illustrated by Jane Chapman, set sail this past August. Her second book is scheduled to release this coming October. Stay tuned for details….
In addition to writing, Laura loves doing creative projects with her kids (like knitting and building with Legos) and is delighted that her daughter enjoys drawing and using her imagination just as much as her mama does. Click HERE
to see a second poem/picture mother/daughter collaboration.
Laura writes from her century-old home in New Jersey where she lives with her awesome husband, two adorable kids, and a black cockapoo named Sophie. You can also find her on her blog
, and Twitter
Be sure to check out Laura’s first picture book, GOODNIGHT, ARK. I absolutely adore this book!