Road Work Ahead
by Anastasia Suen (Author) and Jannie Ho (Illustrator)
Booktalk: When a family sets out on a trip to Grandma’s, their journey proves to be more like a visit to a construction site. Sidewalks are being poured, streetlights repaired, roads resurfaced. The noise of jackhammers, whistles, and horns fills the air. Boys and girls alike will love seeing the big machines at work. Anastasia Suen’s simple text and Jannie Ho’s bright, up-beat pictures make this one road trip to remember.
Road work ahead.
Move over. Go slow.
Look at them go.
Yes, this is my new picture book, a picture book poem that was 25 years in the making (and it’s only 120 words long)! The illustrator and I have been out on tour with the book all week.
September 19-23 Road Work Ahead blog tour
- Monday 9/19 – Fiction Notes, EverythingMom
- Tuesday 9/20 - The Reading Tub
- Wednesday 9/21 - Great Kid Books
- Thursday 9/22 - Imagination Soup
- Friday 9/23 - Check It Out
We want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of the bloggers who hosted us this week! What a GREAT group! Each one focused on a different aspect of the book…Darcy wanted to know about the 25 years of revision, Carrie reminded us that kids like to watch construction, Terry and I talked about growing readers, Mary Ann’s kindergarten classes created art, Melissa explained the benefits of play, and Jone asked her students to review the book.
And now it’s time for Poetry Friday!
Yes, this week’s Poetry Friday Round-up is HERE!
Here’s what the kidlitosphere is reading and writing this week…
1. In Ordinary Time by Gemino Abad (Gathering Books)
2. Tabatha (Engraving the Emptiness)
3. Amy LV (original poem, “Asters”)
4. Steven Withrow (Poetry Advocates)
5. Teaching Authors (Nikki Grimes)
6. Author Amok (Living Poetry Flash Mob Classroom Instructions)
7. Dori Reads (Praise Poems)
8. Carol (Book Review- A Funeral in the Bathroom)
9. Mary Lee (Casting for Recovery and Emily Dickinson)
10. Robyn Hood Black (snakes and a Jane Hirshfield poem)
11. Maria Horvath’s Daily Poems: a love poem from thirteenth- century Andalusia
12. Diane Mayr (the equinox)
13. Kids of the Homefront Army (“What Makes an Enemy?”)
14. Kurious Kitty (“Painters”)
15. Heidi Mordhorst (birthday boy and guest poet)
16. KK’s Kwotes (quote by Muriel Rukeyser)
17. jama (Those Biscuits)
18. The Stenhouse Blog (Numbers)
19. Debbie Diller (Autumn)
20. Pentimento (Faint Music by Robert Hass)
21. Ruth (“Hold that Thought”)
22. Charles Ghigna (“Nature’s Touch”)
23. Teacher Dance (I Have Been Acquainted With The Night)
24. Secrets & Sharing Soda (Dear Hot Dog by Mordicai Gerstein)
25. Pink Me (Foggy Morning Drop- Off)
26. Wild Rose Reader (Cleaning House & Discovering Old Poems)
27. david e (the boys in the picture)
28. jone (Road Work Ahead)
29. Julie Larios at The Drift Record (Poetry Advocates)
30. Tara (cat tales in haiku)
31. Karen Edmisten (Nonsense, by Matt Cook)
32. Marjorie (Paper Tigers) – Emily Dickinson’s Letters to the World
33. Beth at Endless Books (Recuerdo)
34. Ben @ The Small Nouns (Poetry Goes Mainstream?)
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