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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