Huzzah!as Bluebullet likes to say! On this episode we share our interview with Dr. Drew Palacio, author of “Shrieks and Sounds and Things Abound – the Quiet Wants of Julien J.” a fun-filled book of wordplay and nonsense, replete with Superhero advice for times of frustration, from Bluebullet himself – Huzzah! We also got the chance to share Dr. Drew’s book with some of the students at Camelview Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona and to record a few of their voices during their superhero night.
Be sure to stay tuned for Dr. Drew’s next book titled, “Troubles and Doubles and Reflections Askew – the Curious Case of the Two Emily Sues”! Here is a sneak peak at a couple of illustrations for his next book!
Thanks for this episode go out to Dr. Drew Palacio, Camelview librarian Savannah Tranguch, and all of the students who stopped by to share a story or tell us about their favorite superhero. A special thanks to students Ellie, Levi, Melany, Romel, Max and Grant for welcoming us to the show and sharing their frustrations. And thanks to all of the students who told us about their favorite superheroes.
To kick off the Halloween season we have an interview with Ron Keres, author of “The Scariest Story You’ve Ever Heard“, a Reader’s Choice Book Award Gold winner. The coolest thing about Ron’s story is that he tells it without any pictures…just spooooooooky onomatopoeia words!!! So… let’s set sail in our sieve to meet Ron Keres, hear an excerpt from his book, and have a little wordplay fun by making our own spooky onomatopoeia sounds….oh, and don’t worry, if you have little ones who scare easily, this story isn’t too scary!
Halloween Onomatopoeia Wordplay Fun
Thanks to Buttons & Figs kids Owen, Graham, Emma and Gracie for their onomatopoeia wordplay and art!
On this episode we get to sail to the land of Mermaidia! Which means you’ll get to hear our interview with author Julia Hengst where she tells us all about the wordplay filled mermaid world she created called Mermaidia. You’ll learn about her new book Venus Underwater: Songs from Mermaidia and how mermaids use song, dance, and wordplay which can help you sort through your emOceans. You’ll also get to hear some of the wonderful music that will bring this world to life. And, as always, we have a couple of Buttons & Figs kids who were inspired by Julia’s mermaid world, who will show us their ways to wordplay….so let’s get started…
Join me and my kid co-host Debra as we sail in a sieve to the land of dragons! Debra is a super fan of Tui Sutherland’s book series, “Wings of Fire” and she’s here to tell you why she loves these books so much and to share some fun ways to play with dragons!
Here is Debra’s Dragon Play – Listen to the episode for how Debra came up with her own dragons and she has suggestions for writing their story!
If you fall in love with this series, there are 14 books out now, but there are three more to be published!
Briscoe, Mary Farfisa’s space horse friend, has come to visit me because apparently I have some sounds from Mary’s Outer Space Library that are overdue! In this episode you’ll get to meet the creator of Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Radio Theater, Jim Cheff and you’ll also get to hear all sorts of music and noise from his show…and as always, we have a couple of Buttons & Figs kids who will show you ways to wordplay!