Posted by lindamartinandersen on August 28, 2015
“It’s Show and Tell Friday” by Linda Martin Andersen
Yesterday, my husband and I conducted free family tours across the back of our yard, which borders a creek. Can you tell who’s been to visit?
Copyright 2015 Linda Martin Andersen
I teased our grandsons and niece that they could share this sighting for Show and Tell. Actually, they’re a little old for this, but I did suggest they could raise their hands and volunteer the information. Probably not the best idea on the first week of the school year in upper grades.
As I writer, I often hear write what you know. Well this is something I know. I’ve decided I should do just that. Including this in a published picture book would be my preference, but for now, here’s my Show and Tell blog post. 😉
What exciting nature sighting can you share? Let’s make this our own Show and Tell Friday.
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Posted by lindamartinandersen on August 12, 2015
“Dog Days of Summer Have Ended or So They Say” by Linda Martin Andersen
The Dog Days of summer have ended. My thoughts on Dog Days:
They are great days for reading about dogs and staying cool. I did some of that. Even though Dog Days have passed, plenty of summer reading time remains. So why not read about dogs now?
Recently, I found great blog posts about dogs. You might enjoy them too. To celebrate the debut of Maria Gianferrari’s book series, Penny & Jelly–The School Show,
EMU members told of their favorite literary dog character here:
Looking for a writing prompt?
Write about an experience with a dog or other pet. For ideas, check the ones shared by EMUs celebrating the debut of My Dog is the Best by Laurie Thompson. EMUs shared “what they think is the best in their lives.”
Looking for book signing tips?
EMU blogger, Maria Gianferrari, passed along book signing tips for Penny & Jelly–The School Show. If you’re a writer or illustrator, I recommend reading this post:
Looking for a fun picture book about a dog? Check out this one:
I’m My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein. A picture book told from a dog’s point of view. Fun!
What dog books would you recommend?
Share your thoughts here. Thanks for visiting. Come again soon and bring a friend. Please remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them. Thank you!
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