A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt-Guests Pat Zietlow Miller and Daughter, Sonia

Ants may rule the hill, but they don’t rule here! Art by Landon (Click to Enlarge)

Ants may rule the hill, but they don’t rule here! Art by Landon (Click to Enlarge)

Happy National Poetry Month!

Hello, Great Readers of our series! Just in case you haven’t visited before, let me tell you a little about A Great Nephew and 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 and a Great Aunt. Click HERE to visit the page and enjoy past episodes.

Today it is my pleasure to welcome  . . .

Pat Zietlow Miller and Daughter, Sonia Miller

Pat and Sonia will have you tapping out a beat with their rhythmic collaboration!

The Poemtext on color

The Picture

Art by Sonia

Art by Sonia

Was that fun or what? Pat’s poem and Sonia’s art are a perfect pairing! Love it!

Here is Pat’s favorite photo of her and Sonia.horse_camp copy

Many thanks to Pat and Sonia for sharing their collaboration with us today!


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Meet Pat:
 Pat Zietlow Miller got 126 rejections before selling her first picture book, SOPHIE’S SQUASH. Since then, she’s sold eight additional picture books. Two of them are coming out in 2015 — WHEREVER YOU GO from Little, Brown in April and SHARING THE BREAD: AN OLD-FASHIONED THANKSGIVING STORY from Schwartz & Wade in August. Pat has also won the Golden Kite Award for picture book text and the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor.
Learn more about Pat on her Website.

 


Wherever you goWHEREVER YOU GO releases April 21st, which is just days away! This special picture book would make a wonderful graduation gift 🙂


 

Thanks to Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge for hosting today!

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27 thoughts on “A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt-Guests Pat Zietlow Miller and Daughter, Sonia

  1. If you can’t beat them, join them! I had to turn my thoughts around the other day when the kids were peppering me with, “are we there yet?” I decided to make a game out of it and see if I could get to saying no 100 times. It’s amazing what happens when you have a mind shift:)

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  2. Pat and Sonia,
    Your poem and illustration made me want to drag out all my pots, pans, and utensils and start my own one-woman band! I love the simple, clean lines of the illustration, too! Thanks for the wonderful post!

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  3. Great poem, Pat. Sonia, my son was a percussionist and would love your artwork for the poem. Thanks for sharing the story of all of those rejections. Perseverance wins the day!

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  4. I could really visualize this as I read! My mind took me back to when my kids were old enough to scoot and crawl around to grab everything out of the cabinets. 🙂 Perhaps Sonia did the same at that age? Great collaboration!

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  5. Pat had me at the title — anything about food, meals, tableware and I’m there! Such a fun, rhythmic poem with very cool art. LOVE the photo of Pat and Sonia. Thanks for this treat!

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  6. Wonderful beat to the poem at dinnertime. People do get excited before dinner. I can just hear that tap, tapping with the forks and knives! The picture is just right, “clang, clack, bam”!

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  7. I knew from the title ‘Mealtime Maestro’ that I was going to love the poem! And it’s a great ‘accompaniment’ to Sonia’s fantastic artwork!

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  8. Pat and Sonia, I’m tap, tap, tapping as I write this comment because I loved the beat of your poem and art. And Pat, mega congrats and much success! I bet I can beat your 126 rejections by a landslide. 😃

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