Monthly Archives: April 2020

Poetry Box bubble time: A fabulous red poem by Richard Langston and a colour challenge

 

Tomatoes

 

Milly is eating red

For breakfast she is

Devouring red she

Can hardly wait to

Eat this red look at

That red disappear

She is red inside with red

her plate is white

where did all that red

go?

 

Richard Langston

 

 

Listen to Richard read the poem:

 

 

 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this red poem by Richard Langston and thought it would be very cool to have some colour poems on the blog. Check out my colour ideas below.

Richard is a poet and an award winning journalist (TV, print and radio). He has won TV Current Affairs reporter twice.

 

Poetry Box activities:

Pick a colour.

Write down everything that pops into your head when you think of that colour.

Make a poem – it might be a word patter, funny, something that happened to you, a memory, a little story.

Make a drawing or painting mostly using that colour.

Make prints with your colour using a potato or your hands or anything you can find.

Make your colour out of something you can find in kitchen or garden. What can you do with the colour you make?

 

 

send to  paulajoygreen@gmail.com

please include your name age and name of school

don’t forget to put NAME OF challenge in subject line so I don’t miss it

don’t put your surname on drawings or paintings or collages (Poetry Box policy)

 

There is no deadline while we are living in our bubbles! Every Friday I will post some work by children. I will always answer your emails but not straightaway. If I haven’t replied after 3 or 4 days nudge me as I may have missed it. I will have at least one book to give away each Friday.

 

 

You can also try these Poetry Box activities:

Sacha Cotter and Josh Morgan’s magnificent videos and The Bomb activities

write or draw something for your favourite library or bookshop

Listen to Ashley (8) read: try my dinosaur, pets and swip swap challenges

Have fun with SOUNDS, muck around with WORDS

Listen to Amelia (8) read 3 poems from The Treasury and try my activities

Listen to Philippa Werry read her poem and try her simile challenge

Make a memory album or page

Try my lost-wonder challenges and listen Sarah Ell’s new book Lost Wonders!

Loads of MAKING ideas inside and outside

Do something rainy or snowy! Watch me read my rain and cold poems from The Letterbox Cat

Listen to Melinda Szymanik read her alien mother story and try your own

Send me pictures, photos or poems of curious things you see on your walks

Listen to Maisie and I read fish poems and invite you to do fishy things

Listen to my unpublished very very very strange tail story and do some illustrations for it or invent your own strange tail!

Try writing a postcard poem from where you’d like to be!

Mixed up animals and hear Paula read ‘Anifables’ poem

Sally Sutton’s magic hat challenge

Celebrate your hero and listen to Barbara Else read

Tell me about your favourite bookshop or library

Try my Pass the Poem challenge with friends and family by phone or email

Write draw video comic strip letters poems stories about being in your bubble

My cloudy challenges and hear my cloud poem

My thank our supermarket workers challenge

Listen to me read Aunt Concertina and offer a cool challenge

Listen to me read my poem ‘Lick Lick Riff’ dog poem and offer a doggy cat tiger bat any animal challenge

Check out David Hill’s wonderful photo challenge

Listen to Swapna Haddow read her book and try a rabbit challenge

Try Johanna Aitchison’s hunt the teddy challenges

Ruth Paul reads her muddy poem and I offer muddy challenges

 

kia kaha

keep well

keep imagining

 

 

 

 

Poetry Box bubble time: Sacha Cotter reads from The Bomb, makes a splash, and sings a cool song with Josh Morgan

Sacha Cotter is a very cool writer – she writes with the ear of a poet and she creates stories that zing with life, imagination and heart. With her partner, fabulous illustrator and musician, Josh Morgan, Sacha makes children’s books that really touch me.  I adore The Bomb!

In fact I want to give a copy of The BOMB to someone who tries one of my challenges! I am going to order a copy online now bookshops are open. See below where to email your things.

 

1   The BOMB

Sacha reads a taster from The Bomb, illustrated by Josh Morgan (Huia Press). There is also a te reo version of the book.

 

 

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You can go to the Good Night Kiwi series at TVNZ on Demand and hear What Now’s Evander Brown read the whole book. I love this story so much. A young boy desperately wants to do the perfect bomb into the water but he just can’t! Everyone bombards him with advice. I don’t want to spoil the story but his Nan (who knows a lot about perfect bombs) is very wise!

 

This is a story abut following your heart and doing things your way.

This means a lot to me because it is how I feel as a writer. I have learnt to write books my way and to follow my heart when I write.

 

Some Poetry Box Challenges

Write a poem, draw a picture or comic strip about something tricky you have tried to do.

Write a poem or do a drawing about and for someone who has helped you (your nan, your mum or dad, sister or brother, teacher, kuia, friend). Show me the person in your poem. What do they like? What have they said or done that has stuck with you? Send it to them!

Sacha is really good at finding words that pop on the line.  The action of her story comes to life with the verbs she picks! Try writing a poem about something you love to do. Go hunting for sizzling VERBS you can put in your poem and your drawing.

 

2   The BIG Splash

Sacha and Josh have fun making splashes in their backyard. Wow this looks so cool. They give lots of tips. This looks like such a NOT BORING thing to do in your bubble.

 

Poetry Box splash challenges:

Collect different size containers and fill them with water.

Collect different size things to drop in.

DROP IN!

Record the splashes on a video or in a comic strip or drawing.

Did you DISCOVER anything?

Can you write a SPLASH poem? Hunt for SPLASH words before you start.

Poems are good places to get SCIENTIFIC!

 

3 Listen to Sacha and Josh’s Tiny Kitchen Concert

 

 

I love listening to this song so much. It fills me with warmth and a good feeling that just keeps growing. I can see Sacha and Josh follow their hearts and do things their way.

Check out the way their baby’s legs jiggle in time to the music.

Maybe you can invent a dance to go with the song!

Have you ever made up a song? Would you want to give it a go? It could be really short! You could send me an audio or a video! Do it your way!

 

h a v e     f u n

follow your heart

do it your way

 

Author Sacha Cotter is an award-winning children’s writer based in Wellington. She is the author of Keys/Ngā Kī, The Marble Maker/Te Kaihanga Māpere and the 2019 Margaret Mahy Children’s Book of the Year, The Bomb / Te Pohū – all published by HUIA and illustrated by her partner in both books and life, Josh Morgan.

Sacha’s website
Manawatū born and raised, Josh Morgan (Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, Rongowhakaata) is a freelance illustrator and musician living in Wellington, New Zealand with his partner, the author Sacha Cotter, and their wee family. Together they form the amazing storytelling / song writing / award-winning-picture-book-making team Cotter & Morgan.

 

send to  paulajoygreen@gmail.com

please include your name age and name of school

don’t forget to put NAME OF challenge in subject line so I don’t miss it

don’t put your surname on drawings or paintings or collages (Poetry Box policy)

 

There is no deadline while we are living in our bubbles! Every Friday I will post some work by children. I will always answer your emails but not straightaway. If I haven’t replied after 3 or 4 days nudge me as I may have missed it.

 

You can also try these Poetry Box activities:

write or draw something for your favourite library or bookshop

Listen to Ashley (8) read: try my dinosaur, pets and swip swap challenges

Have fun with SOUNDS, muck around with WORDS

Listen to Amelia (8) read 3 poems from The Treasury and try my activities

Listen to Philippa Werry read her poem and try her simile challenge

Make a memory album or page

Try my lost-wonder challenges and listen Sarah Ell’s new book Lost Wonders!

Loads of MAKING ideas inside and outside

Do something rainy or snowy! Watch me read my rain and cold poems from The Letterbox Cat

Listen to Melinda Szymanik read her alien mother story and try your own

Send me pictures, photos or poems of curious things you see on your walks

Listen to Maisie and I read fish poems and invite you to do fishy things

Listen to my unpublished very very very strange tail story and do some illustrations for it or invent your own strange tail!

Try writing a postcard poem from where you’d like to be!

Mixed up animals and hear Paula read ‘Anifables’ poem

Sally Sutton’s magic hat challenge

Celebrate your hero and listen to Barbara Else read

Tell me about your favourite bookshop or library

Try my Pass the Poem challenge with friends and family by phone or email

Write draw video comic strip letters poems stories about being in your bubble

My cloudy challenges and hear my cloud poem

My thank our supermarket workers challenge

Listen to me read Aunt Concertina and offer a cool challenge

Listen to me read my poem ‘Lick Lick Riff’ dog poem and offer a doggy cat tiger bat any animal challenge

Check out David Hill’s wonderful photo challenge

Listen to Swapna Haddow read her book and try a rabbit challenge

Try Johanna Aitchison’s hunt the teddy challenges

Ruth Paul reads her muddy poem and I offer muddy challenges

 

kia kaha

keep well

keep imagining

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry Box bubble time: a poem by Daniel and by me – write a poem for your favourite libraries and bookshops

Today we can order books from bookshops online. I LOVE bookshops and I also love libraries (which we can’t visit at Level 3). So i thought it would be a prefect time to celebrate go-to places for book lovers: LIBRARIES and BOOKSHOPS!

Some of you will be going back to school tomorrow and some of you will continue to learn and explore in your bubbles.

Daniel (11) wrote a poem to celebrate his neighbourhood library because he can’t visit it at the moment! So I thought this would be a cool thing to do too.

Challenge: write a poem for your favourite bookshop or library or librarian or bookseller.

I will have at least one book to give away.

 

Library Longing

For Jos and Kerri of Whitby Library

 

In this lockdown

I have books

I have ebooks

I have audio books

I have school books

I even have library books

Can’t return books

Read 100 times books

 

But I don’t have a librarian

To quiz me

And tease me

And suggest things to me

And reserve things for me

And pretend the only person in the library is me

And remind me how much they know me

I can’t visit and that is sad for me

 

But I have learned how important my librarians are

They have known me my whole life

My reading life

My school life

My travelling life

They know just about everything

And I know the first place I will be heading

After this lockdown

 

Daniel L (Age 11, year 7, Hadlow School)

 

I wrote a poem about libraries for my book The Letterbox Cat

 

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‘The Library’ by Paula Green in The Letterbox Cat (Scholastic)

 

 

send to  paulajoygreen@gmail.com

please include your name age and name of school

don’t forget to put NAME OF challenge in subject line so I don’t miss it

don’t put your surname on drawings or paintings or collages (Poetry Box policy)

 

There is no deadline while we are living in our bubbles! Every Friday I will post some work by children. I will always answer your emails but not straightaway. If I haven’t replied after 3 or 4 days nudge me as I may have missed it.

 

You can also try these Poetry Box activities:

 

Listen to Ashley (8) read: try my dinosaur, pets and swip swap challenges

Have fun with SOUNDS, muck around with WORDS

Listen to Amelia (8) read 3 poems from The Treasury and try my activities

Listen to Philippa Werry read her poem and try her simile challenge

Make a memory album or page

Try my lost-wonder challenges and listen Sarah Ell’s new book Lost Wonders!

Loads of MAKING ideas inside and outside

Do something rainy or snowy! Watch me read my rain and cold poems from The Letterbox Cat

Listen to Melinda Szymanik read her alien mother story and try your own

Send me pictures, photos or poems of curious things you see on your walks

Listen to Maisie and I read fish poems and invite you to do fishy things

Listen to my unpublished very very very strange tail story and do some illustrations for it or invent your own strange tail!

Try writing a postcard poem from where you’d like to be!

Mixed up animals and hear Paula read ‘Anifables’ poem

Sally Sutton’s magic hat challenge

Celebrate your hero and listen to Barbara Else read

Tell me about your favourite bookshop or library

Try my Pass the Poem challenge with friends and family by phone or email

Write draw video comic strip letters poems stories about being in your bubble

My cloudy challenges and hear my cloud poem

My thank our supermarket workers challenge

Listen to me read Aunt Concertina and offer a cool challenge

Listen to me read my poem ‘Lick Lick Riff’ dog poem and offer a doggy cat tiger bat any animal challenge

Check out David Hill’s wonderful photo challenge

Listen to Swapna Haddow read her book and try a rabbit challenge

Try Johanna Aitchison’s hunt the teddy challenges

Ruth Paul reads her muddy poem and I offer muddy challenges

 

kia kaha

keep well

keep imagining

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry Box ANZAC Day: a poem by Anika (9)

 

 

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By Anika, aged 9, Waitakere Primary School

 

Lovely to get this poem today from Anika. I was awake before the sun and stood out on our deck in the Waitākere dark and watched the lights of houses in the valley. It felt like this is time for all kinds of remembering, all kinds of connections and all kinds of care, because we are all facing challenges, big and little. It felt like there was so much to think of in the minute’s silence. But I did think of all the people who have died and are dying in wars and I did think that a world at peace is a thing to work towards.

And yes this is a time to care for one another.

Kia kaha

Paula

 

Poetry Box bubble time: Ashley reads 3 poems and I make up activities (a dinosaur question, PETS and swip swaps)

 

 

Ashley is 8 years old and lives on a 5 acre property in the glorious Horowhenua with his Mum, Dad, little sister, and two cats. He loves building lego creations and is an avid graphic novel reader.

 

 

Asley reads ‘Why did all the dinosuars die out?’ by Laura Ranger from Laura’s Poems

 

 

Ashley reads ‘George’s Pet’ by Margaret Mahy in A Treasury of NZ Poetry for Children (Random House)

 

 

 

Ashley reads ‘Swip Swap Day’ by Paula Green in Groovy Fish (Cuba Press)

 

Poetry Box Bubble time activities

Listen to the poems

 

QUESTIONS

Laura Ranger thought of a cool question for her poem. She oubkished that book when she was a child!

Can you think of a fascinating question, do a wee bit of research and then write a poem or do comic strip about it?

Illustrations and posters welcome!

 

PETS

Can you write a poem about the pet you have or the pet you would most like to have?

Can you imagine the most wonderful pet in the world (might be imaginary) and write about it?

Illustrations welcome!

 

SWIP SWAP TIME

Can you mix and match things like I did in my poem. I mixed up where animals live.

You could try that too in a poem or comic strip.

Or you could mix and match some thing else!

Surprise me!

Illustrations welcome.

 

send to  paulajoygreen@gmail.com

please include your name age and name of school

don’t forget to put NAME OF challenge in subject line so I don’t miss it

don’t put your surname on drawings or paintings or collages (Poetry Box policy)

 

There is no deadline while we are living in our bubbles! Every Friday I will post some work by children. I will always answer your emails but not straightaway. If I haven’t replied after 3 or 4 days nudge me as I may have missed it.

 

You can also try these Poetry Box activities:

 

Have fun with SOUNDS, muck around with WORDS

Listen to Amelia (8) read 3 poems from The Treasury and try my activities

Listen to Philippa Werry read her poem and try her simile challenge

Make a memory album or page

Try my lost-wonder challenges and listen Sarah Ell’s new book Lost Wonders!

Loads of MAKING ideas inside and outside

Do something rainy or snowy! Watch me read my rain and cold poems from The Letterbox Cat

Listen to Melinda Szymanik read her alien mother story and try your own

Send me pictures, photos or poems of curious things you see on your walks

Listen to Maisie and I read fish poems and invite you to do fishy things

Listen to my unpublished very very very strange tail story and do some illustrations for it or invent your own strange tail!

Try writing a postcard poem from where you’d like to be!

Mixed up animals and hear Paula read ‘Anifables’ poem

Sally Sutton’s magic hat challenge

Celebrate your hero and listen to Barbara Else read

Tell me about your favourite bookshop or library

Try my Pass the Poem challenge with friends and family by phone or email

Write draw video comic strip letters poems stories about being in your bubble

My cloudy challenges and hear my cloud poem

My thank our supermarket workers challenge

Listen to me read Aunt Concertina and offer a cool challenge

Listen to me read my poem ‘Lick Lick Riff’ dog poem and offer a doggy cat tiger bat any animal challenge

Check out David Hill’s wonderful photo challenge

Listen to Swapna Haddow read her book and try a rabbit challenge

Try Johanna Aitchison’s hunt the teddy challenges

Ruth Paul reads her muddy poem and I offer muddy challenges

 

kia kaha

keep well

keep imagining

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry Box bubble time: Friday picks of children’s mahi

 

Loads of you have been checking out Poetry Box reading and activities. Remember I post children’s mahi every Friday as long as we are in our bubbles (this applies to Level 3 too).

I will always rely to your emails but I get lots so feel free to nudge me if I haven’t replied after 5 days.

All the challenges are still OPEN! You will see the list when I post today’s readings and activities later this morning.

Here are some lovely things that arrived this week:

 

1 A rainy poem challenge

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Rain poem

By Lily age 8   Pukekohe Valley School

 

Rain

Pitter patter
What a pain
I see it splatter
Going quickly down the drain
For me inside it doesn’t matter
Daniel (Age 11, Year 7, Hadlow School)

(I made a pattern poem – I added one more word every line and I made it rhyme.)

 

Melinda Syzmanik’s alien challenge

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Do Aliens have mothers?

Do aliens have mothers?
I have a better question:
Are aliens our mums?

Daniel (Age 11, Year 7, Hadlow School)

 

3  Memory things (hunt for an early memory and write a poem story comic strip)

 

Learning to Fly

 

Hi Mum!

Look at me!

I’m so high!

I jump.

I fly.

I fall.

I hurt.

What were you thinking?

I was trying to fly.

How did that go for you?

The flying was great…

The landing was terrible!

 

(Quoted from real life experience and words of Daniel age 2 years.)

Daniel said he talked with his mum about some of the earliest things he could remember, he had things like his first cat and daffodil fields and going on the ferry, but he said this memory jumped out as something funny to turn into a poem.

Daniel   (Age 11, Year 7, Hadlow School)

 

 

4 Postcard poems

(imagine you are somewhere in the world or NZ and send me an email postcard!)

 

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Daniel (11)

 

5  MAKE something (look at my list for loads of ideas)

 

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With a stomping and a glomphing,
a shouting and some screaming,
Down the street comes Bob, the Creepy,
Scary, Horrific, Sock Monster,
to get a cup of tea …

 

The Van Clan children in Whangarei

 

6  Amelia (8) reads The Sapling Tree by Richard Langston

I invited you to do tree things

 

Tree Poem

 

Imagine a cat tree

With a carpet trunk

Sisal branches

Green catnip mice hanging as leaves

Pom poms on springs

And pom poms on strings

Are the flowers

And vines

Up in the tree top

Swinging from their furly tails?

Are cat monkeys

Flying fluffy furballs of cuteness?

 

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Daniel   (Age 11, year 7, Hadlow School)

 

7  Philippa Werry’s simile challenge

 

Taws Ylf

 

Moving as silently as an assassin

Arcing through the air like a falcon

As light as a feather

Yet as lethal as a hippo

It whips through the air as quick as a cat

I am drawn to it like a mouse to cheese

Because I. Hate. Flies.

 

Daniel   (Age 11, Year 7, Hadlow School)

 

8 A surprise arrival in me email box

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By Aarya (10)

 

Hope to see lots of fascinating things in my email box this coming week!

Ngā mihi nui

Paula

Poetry Box bubble time: I read from Poems Aloud and set some activities

 

Whenever I write a poem (whether for adults or children) it has to SOUND good. I always SAY my poems out loud.

Poems can go FAST or SLOW! Words can clash and rhyme and connect and glide and purr and whisper and roar.

You can make sound patterns in poems when you make words rhyme and repeat the first letters of words (alliteration). You can make the tummies of words rhyme and the tails of words of rhyme.

All my poetry books for children show how I like to play with the sounds of words.

 

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Poems Aloud by Joseph Coelho with illustrations by Daniel Gray-Barnett (Allen & Unwin 2020)

Today I am going to share a cool new book where Joseph Coelho plays with the SOUND of poems and Daniel Gray-Barnett does the illustrations.

 

Each poem has a tip for something you might like to try.

Some poems invite you to perform them with a friend.

Some poems invite you to read them in special animal voices.

Some poems imagine what it would be like to talk like an object.

Some poems invite you to show how a poem feels.

Some poems invite you to make puppets and do a poem puppet show with different voices.

Some poems invite you to do a tongue twister.

Some poems invite you to use rhyme you can predict.

Some poems invite you to move from loud to quiet (dimuendo).

Some poems invite you to move from quiet to loud (crescendo).

Some poems invite you to read really fast.

Some poems invite you to read really slowly.

Some poems invite you to read with suspense!

 

I highly recommend you getting a copy of this book but in the meantime I have read a few of the poems for a taster:

 

 

 

Paula reads ‘The Shockadile Crocodile‘ (you can join in!)

 

 

 

Paula reads ‘To the Countryside’ (a poem that goes from loud to quiet)

 

 

 

Paula reads ‘Speedy Rocket’ (yes this poem goes really fast)

 

 

 

Paula reads ‘This bear’  (a poem that goes really slowly)

 

 

JOSEPH COELHO is an award winning poet and performer from London, although he now lives by the sea. In 2019 he won the Independent Bookshop Week Picture Book Award for If All the World Were. He has been longlisted for The Carnegie Children’s Award with his poetry collection Overheard In A Tower Block. He won the 2015 CLPE CLiPPA Poetry Award with his debut poetry collection Werewolf Club Rules. His debut Picture Book, Luna Loves Library Day was voted one of the nations favourite picture books by a survey led by World Book Day. His other poetry books include How To Write Poems and A Year Of Nature Poems.

DANIEL GRAY-BARNETT is an Australian illustrator and author based in Tasmania. He has illustrated 4 books for children, including the award winning debut, Grandma Z. His illustrations have been commissioned by clients such as The New York Times, Sydney Opera House, The Boston Globe, The New Yorker, Warner Music, and The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. His work has been shown internationally and has been awarded by the Society of Illustrators NY, Communication Arts and 3×3 magazine.

 

Some SOUND Poetry Box Bubble activities

Have a look at the list of poem ideas above and see if you can write or read one like that.

I love the idea of writing and reading a poem in the voice of an animal or object.

And playing with rhyme. And playing with speed and slowness. And reading with suspense. And do tongue twisters.

You might come up with your own ideas on how to make a poem sound cool.

Alliteration is fun.

Rhyme can be easy or tricky.

You can match the starts of words or the middles of words or the ends of words.

You can send me written poems and drawings, or recordings if you like (audio MP3 or MP4 or video – YouTube links are easy for me to post).

 

H a v e    f u n

 

send to  paulajoygreen@gmail.com

please include your name age and name of school

don’t forget to put SOUND challenge in subject line so I don’t miss it

don’t put your surname on drawings or paintings or collages (Poetry Box policy)

 

There is no deadline while we are living in our bubbles! Every Friday I will post some work by children. I will always answer your emails but not straightaway. If I haven’t replied after 3 or 4 days nudge me as I may have missed it.

 

You can also try these Poetry Box activities:

 

Listen to Amelia (8) read 3 poems from The Treasury and try my activities

Listen to Philippa Werry read her poem and try her simile challenge

Make a memory album or page

Try my lost-wonder challenges and listen Sarah Ell’s new book Lost Wonders!

Loads of MAKING ideas inside and outside

Do something rainy or snowy! Watch me read my rain and cold poems from The Letterbox Cat

Listen to Melinda Szymanik read her alien mother story and try your own

Send me pictures, photos or poems of curious things you see on your walks

Listen to Maisie and I read fish poems and invite you to do fishy things

Listen to my unpublished very very very strange tail story and do some illustrations for it or invent your own strange tail!

Try writing a postcard poem from where you’d like to be!

Mixed up animals and hear Paula read ‘Anifables’ poem

Sally Sutton’s magic hat challenge

Celebrate your hero and listen to Barbara Else read

Tell me about your favourite bookshop or library

Try my Pass the Poem challenge with friends and family by phone or email

Write draw video comic strip letters poems stories about being in your bubble

My cloudy challenges and hear my cloud poem

My thank our supermarket workers challenge

Listen to me read Aunt Concertina and offer a cool challenge

Listen to me read my poem ‘Lick Lick Riff’ dog poem and offer a doggy cat tiger bat any animal challenge

Check out David Hill’s wonderful photo challenge

Listen to Swapna Haddow read her book and try a rabbit challenge

Try Johanna Aitchison’s hunt the teddy challenges

Ruth Paul reads her muddy poem and I offer muddy challenges

kia kaha

keep well

keep imagining