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extra, extra! episodes provide you with a little wordplay treat – some are written by Buttons & Figs kids, some are special interviews with authors and poets we love, some are, well, just some extra joy and goodness – because we love when others play with words!

Silly Animal Verse inspired by Ogden Nash

Do you love animals at the zoo…us too! For this episode we were inspired by Ogden Nash's "Zoo", a collection ...
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Writing Nonsense – A Word Ghost in the Portal

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a Word Ghost were to capture me and a bunch of Buttons ...
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extra! extra! Super Hero Jokes for National Comic Book Day

extra! extra! It's National Comic Book Day and to celebrate we have SUPER HERO KIDS telling SUPER HERO JOKES! Kids ...
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Woke Poetry

Before Buttons & Figs heads back into the school year with more wacky wordplay…we have an extra! episode about social ...
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#51 – Jabber-Walking with poet Juan Felipe Herrera

"And, as in uffish thought he stood,The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,And burbled as it ...
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#48 – Gorey Nonsense! with author Lori Mortensen

On this episode we sail in a sieve to the land of Edward Gorey, with author Lori Mortensen to show ...
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extra! extra! – Poetry IS for the Birds!

Buttons & Figs was invited to Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona for their Bring on the Birds event! It ...
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#43 – Nonsense Play with Calef Brown

On this episode we're sailing our sieve to the land of Nonsense with Calef Brown's latest book, "Up Versus Down: ...
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extra! extra! Improv play

extra! extra! we have a bit of improv play for you today! on this episode, these Buttons & Figs kids ...
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extra! extra! – Carnation Celebration! a one-sided phone conversation

They say we have an astronomical, astrological double header here, March 20th, to be clear - a Super Moon and ...
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