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A Duck is a Duck is a Duck–The Duck Test

Posted by lindamartinandersen on January 11, 2013

“A Duck is a Duck is a Duck–The Duck Test” by Linda Martin Andersen

“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.

Today’s post is all about word play.  I am focusing on ducks. 

No, it’s not Duck Day. 

It is a special day for a friend of mine who loves ducks.  For that reason, I’m sending her a few links about ducks that I think she will enjoy reading and/or listening to. I certainly hope you will also.

Expressions About Ducks.  Do you know these?


Childhood Games:

Celebrity Ducks:

Celebration Featuring a Duck:

Charity Event with Ducks:


Location, Location, Location: 

Search Engine:

Books About Ducks:

Product Details

  • And because my friend, Joan Y. Edwards, is celebrating a birthday and she has a published book about a little duck, I’m also featuring  Flip Flap Floodle here.

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Flip-Flap-Floodle-Joan-Edwards/dp/1594572852/

Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/flip-flap-floodle?r=1

Happy birthday Joan!

May you always carry Flip Flap Floodle’s song in your heart.  I hope you’re feeling ducky, birthday girl!



To help us all remember Flip’s song, here’s Joan to sing it for us.  http://www.joanyedwards.com/FlipFlapFloodle.htm  Just beware–if you sing it, it becomes a part of you. 

Please join me in wishing Joan Edwards a Happy Birthday!

*Quacking noises echo off the walls, ceilings, and floors and travel all the way to her home.*

Copyright © 2013 Linda Martin Andersen

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Ask a Stupid Question Day is Coming–September 28

Posted by lindamartinandersen on September 2, 2012

“Ask a Stupid Question Day is Coming–September 28” by Linda Martin Andersen

 “A Writer’s Playground”

A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly   calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.

Today, I was riding through downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina when something unusual caught my eye.  I began asking questions…

In honor of Ask a Stupid Question Day:  28 (Last School Day of the Month), I have some rather stupid questions for you…

 1.  Have you ever seen a life-sized cow dressed in an Army Airborne uniform with a parachute over its head?  I have.

2.  Why was this cow outside the Wells Fargo Bank in Fayetteville, NC?  (To be researched)

3.  Who decorated this cow?  (To be researched)

4.  Is this cow part of a fund-raiser? (To be researched)

5.  Is this cow to be auctioned?  (To be researched)

After I Googled the key words about a cow outside Wells Fargo in Fayetteville, NC, I learned that there is a Cow Parade going on.  Local artists entered 81 painted and costumed cows for the parade in the triangle area of North Carolina.  To learn more, research this site.


 See A. Cow below:

Cow Parade Entry Fayetteville, NC. Copyright 2012. Linda Andersen

I went back to the site and took some photographs of A. Cow, the Airborne entry.  Look for something you can photograph in your area for Stupid Question Day (September 28).  Please share a comment about your experience.  Have fun.

Copyright © 2012 Linda Martin Andersen

Next up:  Meet Laura Reeves, an art teacher who encourages creativity–

September 10, 2012


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