sail in a sieve for jokes at the library! the Oak Park Public Library invited Buttons & Figs in for a podcast petting zoo, where families could listen together to other great podcasts for kids….and to record a few jokes from Michael Dahl’s joke books. Check them out! be sure to sign up for summer reading at a Public Library near you!
rev up that sieve and #hittheroad with the buttons & figs kids as they share “Poem-mobiles: Crazy Car Poems” by J. Patrick Lewis and Douglas Florian, pictures by Jeremy Holmes. Can you design a crazy nonsense car of your own?!
sail in a sieve, because, as everyone knows, sieve is a sieve is a sieve is a sieve…..listen to the newly discovered audio of some of the most famous artists of the 20th Century visiting with GERTRUDE STEIN!
sail in a sieve to Seven Wonder Flags! listen in as the Kit-Kats, Mr. Kaegi’s 2nd grade class in oak park, il design and make an amusement park! be sure and watch the video too!
sail in a sieve to the land of Blackhawk nonsense! these 2nd graders have a little fun with the highlights of their school year….enjoy some fushi-sushi and flying fish tales as an army of buttons & figs guys sing along with the smurfs!
there once was a fig in the park
who stole buttons just for a lark
he went running away
that nonsense fig from the park
here’s a little nonsense extra, extra….an interview with Patrick the Squink. apparently, his favorite holiday is valentine’s day! capers anyone?!
Sail in a sieve with the Buttons & Figs kids to the land of Rube Goldberg Machines! Kids find inspiration from Rube Goldberg’s cartoons and design a couple of wacky machines of their own. Can you take a guess at how many cartoons Rube Goldberg drew during his lifetime?! Take a listen to find out the answer to this question and more!