A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt: Landon and Penny

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Ants may rule the hill, but they don’t rule here! Art by Landon

Hello Friends! 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 (now an eighth-grader) and I (his great aunt) collaborate. I write a poem which he illustrates. We started this collaboration in the fall of 2014 and 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 sharing poetry and art in beautiful collaborations. 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.

Since Landon and I started this series in the fall of 2014, today’s post begins our third year of collaborations! Hope you enjoy!

Penny’s Poem

Landon’s Art

Art by Landon

 I absolutely love how Landon’s school bus is a crayon box! Along with being a talented artist, he’s super creative!

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.

34 thoughts on “A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt: Landon and Penny

  1. Love the crayon bus, and the not-quite-big smiles on their faces, clearing showing the worry. Luckily, the school supplies have no worries, as your poem celebrates. I used to love getting new supplies, and looking around to see who I knew in my new classes.

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  2. Love seeing you and Landon back, Penny, that you included those “shiny floors” in your poem. That is an image that sticks with me about September and school opening. Landon’s art is perfect, is a wonderful image that teachers would love to have for their classrooms! Time for a reprinting!

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    • The “shiny floors” stuck with me too, Linda. I saw my share of them over the 26 years I spent teaching, plus all of my years as a student. Wouldn’t teachers love that crayon bus?? It’s very creative. Thanks so much for coming by.

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  3. Hooray for the dynamic duo to create a school bus theme-related image poem. Backpack is the star cheerleader in this poem and Landon the clever, creative illustrator. Penny, I am glad that you opened the school year with this poem and hope other children will be inspired by Landon.

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    • Thanks, Carol. I spent quite a bit of time thinking about a “beginning of school” poem. When I thought about how much fun new school supplies are, words starting falling into place. Glad you enjoyed our collaboration.

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