A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt Guests-Rebecca Gomez and Her Niece, Rebekah

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Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference 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
Ants may rule the hill, but they don’t rule here! Art by Landon

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 one 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 . . .

Rebecca Gomez and Her Niece, Rebekah

From Rebecca: I have 27 nieces and nephews, so it was bit of a challenge to choose one of them! But after some deliberation, I asked my niece Rebekah, who is twelve, to collaborate with me on this project. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to write about, so I asked her if she would draw some kind of wintry scene, and I would write a poem to go with it. I was delighted when her mom sent me this adorable drawing!

Rebekah’s Artsnowmanpic-copy

Rebecca’s Poem


Many thanks to Rebecca and Rebekah for sharing their talents with us today.

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Meet Rebekah: Rebekah is a creative 12-year-old girl who loves to draw and knit. She also bakes a pretty mean cookie!

Meet Rebecca: Rebecca J. Gomez is a children’s book author and poet who loves to write in rhyme! She is the co-author, along with Corey Rosen Schwartz, of two rhyming picture books: WHAT ABOUT MOOSE? and HENSEL AND GRETEL: NINJA CHICKS. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, baking, watching movies, and dragging her family into the woods for a hike.
Twitter: @gomezwrites

26 thoughts on “A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt Guests-Rebecca Gomez and Her Niece, Rebekah

  1. This was such an adorable collaboration. I especially loved the question mark over the bears head…it was a great lead in to a wonderfully fun poem. I have to agree with Linda that whenever I read these collaborations I am inspired to try some with my own nieces, nephews, kids, and friends. Happy New Year, and thanks for sharing these wonderful posts!

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  2. Adorable! What a delightful pair! Great imagination.
    (I still hope to collaborate with my daughter…she is painting gifts for Christmas at the moment and will be painting her sophomore project after that, so I have to wait.)

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  3. Oh my, I love the fun picture and the poem is delightful. This makes me imagine all kinds of animals in a wintry forest coming up that hill and wondering “Who’s that fellow on the hill?” A picture book coming? Thanks, Penny, Rebecca and Rebekah!

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    1. 28 as of last this week! Rebekah has a new baby brother. I loved Rebekah’s drawing especially because of the question mark over the bear’s head. It was fun to imagine what the bear was thinking.

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