Monthly Archives: February 2017

Considering the Perspective of both the author and the character

As I work with students and encourage them to add specific setting details, I’m reminded of my early days of publishing.  I’d sold two picture books and the photo-essay for older readers and decided to try my hand at a … Continue reading

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Idiom for a Hero

The Wallace Stevens poem , Idiom of the Hero, seems so appropriate for today.   I heard two workers say, “This chaos, Will soon be ended.”   This chaos will not be ended, The red and the blue house blended, … Continue reading

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“Snuggle Bunny” by Kate Dopirak

Snuggle Bunny is another Kate Dopirak lyrical book for preschoolers.  It’s as delightful as her debut work, You’re My Boo and full of rhyming perfection.  Kate’s a picture book proliferator, someone with ceaseless hilarious and moving ideas.  She’s an inspiration … Continue reading

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