WWW – Heards of Verbs

Have you Heards of Verbs?! On this Wacky Wordplay we share 4 limericks by Edward Lear from his Book of Nonsense and YOU are to listen for how many VERBS you HEARDS! You say that’s nonsense? I say a verbs a verb, that’s what I heard! GO PLAY!


a little wordplay each day goes a long way! here’s a little nonsense from Edward Lear!


WWW – Heards of Verbs written by Pamela Rogers
audio produced by Pamela Rogers
SFX from Zapsplat


#52 – The Nonsense Show at Velma Teague Library

For this episode kids at the Velma Teague Library in Glendale, Arizona wrote and recorded nonsense poems inspired by Eric Carle’s “The Nonsense Show” (public library/indie bookstore). Be warned, this book of nonsense brings forth all sorts of, well, how shall I say, Nonsense! You’ll also hear great nonsense book recommends, and a public service announcement about staying hydrated. What? You say poppycock, fiddle-faddle, surreal cereal?! You’re welcome.

The Nonsense Show by Eric Carle

All nonsense on this episode was written by kids taking part in Buttons & Figs creative wordplay workshops at Velma Teague Library in the Spring of 2020, yup, in the time before. These voices are a nice reminder that we’ll gather again. Stay safe, sane, hydrated, and wear a mask.

Poems by Buttons & Figs kids
Music by Pamela Rogers
SFX by Zapsplat


WWW – Fortunately ~ Unfortunately

We have 3 rounds of the game Fortunately, Unfortunately! Fortunately is an adverb that means to be fortunate…or lucky! Unfortunately…well, that means the opposite. In this game, each player adds a sentence to a story that evolves and grows, but each sentence must start with either the word Fortunately or Unfortunately. We’ll start each round…then YOU continue the play with friends or family. We’ll tell you when to hit pause at the end of each round. The idea of the game is to continue adding sentences to the story until, unfortunately, you run out of them! Fortunately, you’ll get the idea once we begin!

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a little wordplay each day goes a long way!

written by Pamela Rogers
audio produced by Pamela Rogers and Blaise Collins


www – Oxymorons

Well, I received a letter from my Dear Aunt Agnes and it has so many oxymorons in it, so I can’t figure out WHAT she’s trying to tell me! Can you help identify all of the Oxymorons in her letter? What’s an oxymoron you ask?

Oxymorons are when you place two words next to each other that seem to contradict each other, or have opposite meanings, but when used together, they have meaning! For example, Jumbo Shrimp is an oxymoron….because Jumbo means big and Shrimp means small, but together, it means a something delicious!

written by Pamela Rogers
produced by Buttons & Figs
audio engineered by Blaise Collins


www – Add A Rhyme

On this episode of Wacky Wordplay Wednesday we’re going to play with RHYMES! Who doesn’t like to have a good time with a mighty good rhyme?!
In this game you’ll be listening to our rhyming verse so you can Add A Rhyme when I say it’s time! Your challenge…ADD A RHYME. (Wacky, quacky, badacky rhymes get extra points, said I) Get ready to play – ADD A RHYME!


written by pamela rogers
audio produced by blaise collins
SFX from Zapsplat


Halloween is Coming!

Buttons & Figs kids love Halloween,
The best time of the year!
A night to go out, paint your face,
and feel and give out fear!

Here’s a little song to put you in the spirit! Happy October…..Bah-ha-ha-ha-ha…Boo!

We hope you’ll sing along!

written by mark pena and pamela rogers
vocals by mark pena
audio produced by blaise collins
sfx by Zapsplat


What Can I Be? Now that Halloween is Coming it’s time to figure it out! Here’s a little treat, with a little beat, about a boy figuring out what he wants to be this Halloween. What Will You Be this Halloween?! Hmmm?

written by mark pena and pamela rogers
vocals by mark pena
audio produced by blaise collins
sfx by Zapsplat