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G is for Glitz, Glitter, and Giraffes

Posted by lindamartinandersen on April 8, 2016


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A Writer’s Playground–a place to find wordplay, writing prompts, reasons to celebrate, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart  “G is for Glitz, Glitter, and Giraffes” by Linda Martin Andersen

This month I’m sharing photos and blog posts from A-Z.  I’m excited about trying something new.  I hope you’ll stop by often throughout the month.

Check out the participants for the April (2016) Challenge.  There are plenty to choose from http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

G is for Glitz, Glitter, and Giraffes

Sometimes, I hear the expression “glitz and glitter.”  When I researched the expression, I found “glitz and glamour.”  Whichever is your preference, I suppose.  Are you a glitz and glitter/glamour person or not?  This reminds me of the old television program “Green Acres.”  If you’ve watched it before or never have, I hope you enjoy the theme song here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umS3XM3xAPk

G is for Glitz–

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glitz 

I found it interesting that the definition of “glitz” included “glitter.”

G is for Glitter–

When I worked as a school counselor in elementary schools, I sometimes dabbed a little Fairy Magic on students who needed a smile.  It worked.

Fairy Dust that shone like glitter. Copyright 2016. Linda Martin Andersen

Fairy Dust that shone like glitter. Copyright 2016. Linda Martin Andersen

See Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s poem about a jar of glitter for when you’re feeling down. She created a few run-on words you’ll like too.

http://www.poemfarm.amylv.com/2016/04/wallow-in-wonder-day-4-what-makes.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+amylv%2FGmZc+%28The+Poem+Farm%29

G is for Giraffes–

Visit Picture Book Builders Blog and register to win a copy of There’s a Giraffe in My Soup by Ross Burach

http://picturebookbuilders.com/2016/04/theres-a-giraffe-in-this-blog-post-plus-a-giveaway/#comment-4854

Here’s a trailer for the book:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJkqGdgWGrU

What “G” words come to mind for you? I hope you’ll share why they’re special to you.

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend. Please leave a comment.  Remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

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22 Responses to “G is for Glitz, Glitter, and Giraffes”

  1. Hello! I love your idea of helping a child feel happier with some fairy dust! I write for children – I know Amy. ~Liz http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

  2. Too late in the day for anything really creative to write–except I loved the alliteration in your title. And the thought of glittery giraffes makes me smile.

  3. Linda – I can totally see you cheering children with fairy dust. You do it for us here too. Hugs and glitter! I like these g words:
    glory
    gigantic
    giggle
    Happy continued Poetry Month! xo

    • Amy, it’s so great to have you visit “A Writer’s Playground.” What a treat. Thanks to you and Carol, I’ll smile every time I hear glitter or giraffe. Fun! Thanks for the compliment about cheering others on. Most appreciated.

  4. Giraffe is even more appropriate since Ross’ debut book is “There’s a Giraffe in my Soup!”
    Other G words that come to mind are gracious, grateful, glorious, and gesundheit.

  5. As a costumer and *ahem* maturing woman, I can say with some authority — there’s no such thing as too much glitter! I have a little container of chunky pixie dust saved from a production of Peter Pan, proudly displayed in my car. 😀

  6. My daughter is a headmistress / principle of two schools and I am sure she will like the idea of fairy dust for sparkling smiles. 😇

  7. Lots of glitz and glitter here, Linda. I prefer that combination. Love your fairy dust. I can see you floating around the classroom sprinkling love on those kiddies. ❤️

    • Tracy,
      Thanks so much for the kind comment about me going about sprinkling love to my students. They did like the fairy dust. I like glitz and glitter better than glitz and glamour too. Thanks for taking time to comment on these posts. You’re a special friend.

  8. Dear Linda,
    I love things that glitter! Especially people like you and your readers, you make the world shine.

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