A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt, Guests-Jennifer Cole Judd and Daughter, Anna

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 sixth-grader) and I (his great aunt) collaborate. I write a poem which he illustrates. We started this collaboration in the fall of 2014 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’s my pleasure to share a creative collaboration from . . .

Jennifer Cole Judd and Her Daughter, Anna

From Jennifer: Anna loves drawing, particularly, flowers.  She added a little special guest for this piece. A flower home for a frog seemed like pretty posh real estate to me, which sparked the inspiration for my poem.

The Art

Anna's frog picture (1) copy
Art by Anna

The PoemSlide1

Many thanks to Jennifer and Anna for sharing their talents with us today!




Meet Anna: Anna is an amazing 8th grader, whose talents include art, music, and writing.  She loves composing stories and piano pieces, drawing, painting, and playing percussion.



Meet Jennifer: Jennifer Cole Judd writes poems and picture books for children, when she’s not juggling life with her five energetic kids. Her poems and stories have appeared in children’s magazines including Cricket, Spider, and Highlights High Five. She coedited and contributed to An Eyeball in My GardenAnd Other Spine-Tingling Poems (Two Lions Publishing), a spooky middle-grade poetry anthology.  Her first picture book,Circus Train (Two Lions) debuted in March 2015.  Learn more: www.jennifercolejudd.com.

Buffy at Buffy’s Blog has the Poetry Friday Roundup today. If you’d like to know more about Poetry Friday, click HERE for an explanation by Renee LaTulippe.poetry friday button

48 thoughts on “A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt, Guests-Jennifer Cole Judd and Daughter, Anna

  1. This is my first time learning of your inter-generational poetry and art project. I look forward to more! I enjoyed Anna and Jennifer’s pair. I love the dimensionality of those silky pink petals. Watch out “unsuspecting flies”!

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    1. Jennifer and Anna did an amazing job!

      So glad you came by, Karin! I hope you’ll check out other episodes. It has been a delight to share these collaborations, and a delight to collaborate with my great nephew and a few other “greats” 🙂


  2. I can’t imagine any “home upgrade” nicer than this beautiful flower drawn by Anna. Coming from a “drippy, dreary long” must make him quite happy. And it may attract better insects too! Thanks Jennifer and Anna for the creative story, and Penny for the post welcoming spring.

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