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Saturday, 25 April 2015

#RhyPiBoMo: Weekly Update

As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm taking part in the RhyPiBoMo challenge this month. 

#RhyPiBoMo: The Challenge so far, www.JoLinsdell.com

Some excellent blog posts from this week at https://angiekarcher.wordpress.com. Here are my favourites:
  • Day 17 Miranda Paul - Very interesting piece about rhythmic non-fiction. 

  • Day 18 Lori Mortensen - Good points about the importance of having a good story arch.

  • Day 19 Rene’ Diane Aube- This was one of my favourites so far this month. Loved her storyboard ideas.
Read this week:

My favourite read from this week was "JULIA LOVES DOLLS (Adorable, Rhyming Bedtime Story/Picture Book for Beginner Readers About Sharing and Birthdays, Ages 2-8)" by Sally Huss.

Other stuff: 

I also came across this article at http://picturebookden.blogspot.it/2012/03/how-not-to-write-rhyming-picture-book.html that looks at how *NOT* to write a rhyming picture book. 

Are you taking part in RhyPiBoMo too? What was your favourite book from this week?

If you're doing the challenge I hope you'll consider reading my rhyming children's picture story books; Out and About at the Zoo, and Fairy May.

  

Friday, 17 April 2015

#RhyPiBoMo: Challenge Update

As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm taking part in the RhyPiBoMo challenge this month. 

#RhyPiBoMo: The Challenge so far, www.JoLinsdell.com

Favourite blog posts from this week at https://angiekarcher.wordpress.com

  • Day 8:  J. Patrick Lewis took a look at poetry forms and gave a lot of food for thought. 

  • Day 11: Pat Zietlow Miller. Just the sentence “Well, if it doesn’t work, I don’t have to show it to anyone” makes this a winner in my book. She also gave some sound advice about plot.


This week I read:

The Chick Who Could Not Kick! by Tim Zak

Quick, Quick, I Feel Sick! by Allira Bell

Goodnight Ocean by Michelle Zimmerman

Things You Might See on an African Safari: A Counting Journey Through Africa by Louise Lintvelt


I also came across http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poems/funny/rhyme/ which is a website full of poems (with a category for rhyme). One poem from the site that I found thought provoking was War of Words http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/war-of-the-words.

Are you taking part in RhyPiBoMo too? What's been your favourite book so far?

If you're doing the challenge I hope you'll consider reading my rhyming children's picture story books; Out and About at the Zoo, and Fairy May.