Poetry Box Live: Paula Green reads Aunt Concertina and her Niece Evalina and sets a challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aunt Concertina and her Niece Evalina Paula Green, illus Michael Hight, Random House

 

 

 

Every Friday I will post some of the things children send me from around New Zealand.

Today I am reading a book that is dear to my heart as it comes from the bedtime stories I told my daughters Georgia and Estelle when they were little. And Michael Hight, my partner, did the gorgeous artwork. You can see two of the paintings on my study wall. And yes! I do have loads of books – these are all poetry. I will show you some of my favourites over the next month or so.

This is the perfect book when we are staying at home becuase it takes us all over the world! Sit back and listen (around 20 minutes).

 

Today’s challenge is to think of somewhere else a superlative place Evalina might have gone and do a drawing, or even a painting, and some words to go with it. Then email it to me if you like. I will email you back and I will post some on a Friday.

There are no deadlines – you just send when you feel like it and see what I pick to post on Fridays.

 

 

send to  paulajoygreen@gmail.com

please include  your name age and name of school

don’t forget to put AUNT CONCERTINA in subject line so I don’t miss it

 

kia kaha

keep well

keep imagining

 

 

 

 

40 thoughts on “Poetry Box Live: Paula Green reads Aunt Concertina and her Niece Evalina and sets a challenge

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  2. Joanna Ludbrook

    Well done, Paula. As an ex-Primary School Librarian (and soon to be Children’s Bookshop owner) I adore Aunt Concertina. It really earns its place in my collection as a book of inspiration and awe – not forgetting jolly good fun. I’m excited to see what comes out of home learning, and wish I had children here with me to help me garden, bake, knit, sew, read and tell each other ridiculous stories! Stay safe, and thank you for entertaining and energising us all. Joanna Ludbrook

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  4. Janice Corbett

    Hi Paula,
    Thanks for bringing so much joy and expansiveness into this shrunken space we are currently in. To Michael – your illustrations are whimsically wonderful – perfect for snuggling down and discovering all the delightful details that are hidden away. Imagination is a precious gift – thanks.
    Janice Corbett

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