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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.

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