Thursday, December 23, 2010

On this Frosty Morning - An Action Rhyme and Song for Winter

I've always been a fan of Chirp magazine. Even before I began writing stories and poems for it. Even before my pal Patricia Storms became the Chirp Diva, drawing the cartoon after Chirp-creator Bob Kain retired.

But I really really love the Jan/Feb 2011 issue. It's all about winter fun, and it includes my action rhyme based on the old classic, "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush."

The great folks at Chirp took a video of the young model used to create the illustrations in the magazine as he acted out the words and motions of the song. You can watch this video right here, right now. It only takes two secs, and be prepared to get your giggle of the day. BTW you'll love the rest of the Chirp website too  - it includes great activities like how to make a cute igloo out of marshmallows!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Holiday Message for the Troops - from Porcupine and Friends

The talented (and very cute!) illustrator of A Porcupine in a Tree, Werner Zimmermann, recently got together with a group of students at a public school near Kitchener, Ontario. They recorded this wonderful musical message to be sent to the Canadian troops stationed in Afghanistan.

Watching it made me laugh, but it also brought tears to my eyes. I hope you enjoy it too.

Because: Science!