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.
Summertime is a time for summer. Bigfoot likes a bad joke, in the summertime. Cryptozoology jokes, when regular zoology is just not crypto enough. Summer fun, summer play, summer all day cuz we don’t care a button, we don’t care a fig. Now go play. www.buttonsandfigs.com . [sound fx courtesy of Zapsplat and a casio keyboard.]
sail in a sieve to the land of scat singing. The great jazz singer Annette Lowman travels along sharing tips for how kids can start scat singing too. Maya, Avery and Chloe share examples of how they started singing scat. Visit buttonsandfigs.com for a free downloadable activity to help you shoo-bop-shoo-bop-shoo-bop-bop-bow!
Children & Libraries magazine featured an article written by Kitty Felde, creator and host of Book Club for Kids, and Pamela Rogers, head fig of Buttons & Figs, about kids and podcasts and put Buttons & Figs kids on the cover! Take a read for all sorts of ways to introduce families, kids and teachers to the world of kid’s podcasts.
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?!