#tbt – The Giant Jam Sandwich


The Giant Jam Sandwich was written in 1972 by Janet Burroway and illustrated by John Vernon Lord. A wonderfully fun and beautifully illustrated book about a small village that must find a way to deal with the FOUR million wasps that fly in, creating a terrible nuisance. A perfect way to start Throwback Thursday!

If It Rains Pancakes – Haiku and Lantern Poems


Just one more book of poems to end National Poetry Month. I couldn’t help myself…especially when I saw the title – If It Rains Pancakes! But then I became even more intrigued because this is a book of Haiku and Lantern poems. Now, I think that most of us remember what a Haiku is –… 

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Firefly July – A Year of Very Short Poems


Spring Rain beats down, roots stretch up. They’ll meet in a flower. – Raymond Souster I am so excited! The book we are looking at today combines the talents of a celebrated poet and anthologist, Paul Janeczko with the incredible incomparable artistic talents of Melissa Sweet. We have talked about them before – A Kick… 

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