A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt, Guests-Laura Mucha and Her Friend’s Daughter, Poppy

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Karen at Mom.Writer. Consumer of Coffee is hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup today. If you’d like to know more about Poetry Friday, click HERE for an explanation by Renee LaTulippe.

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)

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 seventh-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 . . .

Laura Mucha and Her Friend’s Daughter, Poppy

From Laura: Sometimes writing can feel very isolated – I write things, they get published and I don’t see or hear what people think when they read what I’ve written. So it’s been a real privilege to be able to work with Poppy. Now when I read the poem, I enjoy it much more now for having seen her excellent artwork. I think the character Poppy has created has a great attitude, an attitude which suits the mood of the poem – and her illustration has a real humour to it, which makes me smile. I have really, REALLY enjoyed collaborating – thank you Penny for inviting us to take part.

Laura’s Poem

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Poppy’s Art

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Many thanks to Laura and Poppy for sharing their talents with us today.

 

Meet Poppy: Poppy Turner is a London born 9 year old. She adores art, food, music and chiefly fun and laughter. Infectious in spirit, interested and always keen, Poppy is constantly drawing and doodling, so when asked to illustrate Laura’s work she leapt at the chance.


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Meet Laura: Laura relishes creating characters, images and stories for children, usually in the form of poems and picture books. She won this year’s Caterpillar Poetry Prize, and her illustration and poetry have been published by Bloomsbury, Macmillan, The Irish Times, The Caterpillar, Springboard Stories, and Stew. She also enjoys performing children’s poetry and recently performed at Latitude Festival, home to Europe’s largest poetry arena.

Laura worked as a face painter, studied flying trapeze, philosophy and psychology, and swam in Antarctica before becoming a lawyer for an international law firm.

A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt, Guests-Susan Kralovansky and Granddaughter, Layla

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)

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 seventh-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 . . .

Susan Kralovansky and Granddaughter, Layla

Susan’s Poem

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Layla’s Art

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Many thanks to Susan and Layla for sharing their talents with us today.

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Meet Layla: Layla, Susan’s granddaughter is a 10 year old dynamo. She is a singing, dancing, artist, author, and a violin playing cowgirl.


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Meet Susan
: Susan Holt Kralovansky is the author of fourteen picture books, including Twelve Cowboys Ropin’, which was her first book to illustrate. Susan has always loved books and libraries. As a child, she appointed herself the librarian’s assistant requiring other children to report to her before getting credit for the books they read during the Summer Reading Program. She went on to become a school librarian and thought she had the best job ever until she began writing full time. Now, she’s lucky enough to spend her time reading, writing, drawing, and taking long walks with Madeline, her standard poodle. Learn more at: susankralovansky.com


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

A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt, Guests-Annie Bailey and son, Connor

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)

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 seventh-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 . . .

Annie Bailey and her son, Connor

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Many thanks to Annie and Connor for sharing their talents with us today.

 

Meet Connor: Connor is 10 years old and lives in rural Idaho. He loves drawing, biking, video games, reading, playing the piano and spending time with his family.


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Meet Annie: Annie Bailey is a children’s writer, songwriter, wife and mom to four boys. She loves laughing, reading, playing the piano, soccer, biking and baking.  Eagle Springs Records released Annie’s first children’s album, “There Is Joy,” in 2008. Annie enjoys serving as a volunteer for the SCBWI Utah/Southern Idaho region, Snake River Writers (an Eastern Idaho writing organization) and the 2015/16 Rhyming Picture Book Award Committee.  Annie lives in rural Idaho in a renovated farmhouse complete with her very own train car.  (Which, of course, has time traveling capabilities.)  Annie is represented by Tricia Lawrence of Erin Murphy Literary Agency. Visit her website at www.anniebailey.com.


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

A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt: Landon and Penny

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)

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 seventh-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.

Yes, we’re back! And very excited to start off with a riddle poem for our readers. This is going to be very easy for some of you because you have been following the series long enough that you will immediately know the answer to the riddle. But I still think you’ll have fun with today’s post 🙂

Why a riddle? Here’s why! Landon includes an object in his art. It’s always the same object. Granted there are a few episodes that don’t have the object, but the majority do. Even though some of you have found the object, there are those who can’t ever find it. So I thought it would be nice to give clues in the form of a riddle.

I’m featuring a few of Landon’s drawings from past episodes. Along with the drawings, there is a riddle poem to give clues to readers. Enjoy Landon’s talent and search each drawing for the object before moving to the next drawing and next clue. Then see if you can guess the answer. OK. Here we go!

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Just in case you’re not quite sure, here are a few hints in the form of underlined words.

If you’ve drawn a conclusion,

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and mark it below.

Thanks so much for joining us today. I appreciate all of you who read this series. See you next week when I’ll have guest collaborators.


Amy Ludwig VanDerwater 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

Yeehaw! Poetry Friday Roundup is Here! (Poets and Cowboys)

poetry friday buttonI’m a happy host! September is my favorite month of the year and today is my favorite day of the week—Poetry Friday! On top of all that happiness, I’m super happy to be hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup for my first time. (I know it’s not quite Friday, but I thought it would be nice to post this evening for the early birds.)

Most of the year I join in the Poetry Friday Roundups with my series, A GREAT NEPHEW AND A GREAT AUNT, which features poetry and art. A few weeks ago, I invited any who would like to be a part of the series to contact me. In case you missed that post, click HERE to read it. If you’re wondering just what the series is about, you can visit all the episodes HERE to get a clear picture.

The word Roundup not only makes me think of Poetry Friday, but it also makes me think of cowboys and cattle. That could be because I live in Abilene, Texas where cowboys are still alive and well. Whatever the reason, I was inspired to write this poem, Poets and Cowboys. Slide1

Thanks for reading my poem and before you ride away, don’t forget to leave your link 🙂

Saturday update: It seems that Mister Linky is causing problems for some…yours truly included! So here is Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s link. She shares an exercise that led her to write a howling good poem titled A Wolf Told Me This.
http://www.poemfarm.amylv.com/2016/09/keep-word-list-word-list-is-your-friend.html

Please leave your links below with Mister Linky.

 

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