download coloring page #3, inspired by Jack and Charlie’s portmanteau commercial for the Booter, a bike AND a scooter!
“And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came.”
Listen as poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera reads this famous Lewis Carroll line, explaining it is the yeast that made his book, Jabber-Walking, rise. Jabber-Walking (public library) is a way to observe the world, inspiring kids to write poetry. On this episode, Juan shares where his love of poetry came from, how he came up with Jabber-Walking, and how YOU can start Jabber-Walking too. It also features 4th grade student voices from Landmark Elementary School in Glendale, Arizona, who share their Jabber-Writing as they walked through the tulgey wood. Be sure to listen to the full interview with Juan Felipe Herrera and download our free coloring sheet, by artist Ann Pickard, inspired by this episode – both are linked below — now go write and walk and color…Jabber-Walk…Jabber-Write…Jabber-Color!
Enjoy our full conversation with poet Juan Felipe Herrera, author of “Jabber-Walking.” Learn about how Juan learned to love poetry, when he first discovered Lewis Carroll and the poem Jabberwocky and hear GREAT advice for how YOU can write by Jabber-Walking.
Download our free coloring page from artist Ann Pickard, inspired by Jabber-Writing by Fernanda
Download Coloring Page #2, by artist Ann Pickard, inspired by Jabber-Writing from Fernanda, 4th grade, as featured on episode #51 – Jabber-Walking with poet Juan Felipe Herrera
May 2020: Podcast playlists from SLJ
On this episode we sail our sieve to the land of Neologisms…in other words, we get to make up new nonsense words! Buttons & Figs kids lead the way to wordplay with neologisms, hoping you’ll send us your newly invented words so we can add them to the OFFISHAL Buttons & Figs Dictionary, which will only include your invented words! Be sure to download our first coloring page from artist Ann Pickard, featuring a newly coined word!
Send us YOUR Neologism or invented word for entry into the OfFISHal Buttons & Figs Dictionary
our FIRST COLORING PAGE by the craymazing artist Ann Pickard! download and GO COLOR…now!