Acceptance Almighty: A Bird About To Sing

Friday, February 22, 2008.

A Bird About To SingAuthor: Laura Nyman Montenegro
Illustrator: Laura Nyman Montenegro
Published: 2003 Houghton Mifflin (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0618188657

Dancing, character-filled artwork in rich apricots and olives complements honest first-person expression to buoy us through the crests and troughs of a young artist’s big day in this inspiring story of confidence, creativity and acceptance.

Other books mentioned:

  • A Poet’s Bird Garden
  • Emily

The quote from Emily (Micahel Bedard and Barbara Cooney) referred to in this episode:

“What is poetry?” I asked.

… “Listen to Mother play. She practices and practices a piece, and sometimes a magic happens and it seems the music starts to breathe. It sends a shiver through you. You can’t explain it, really; it’s a mystery. Well, when words do that, we call it poetry.


Comment by Kim Morrison

June 14, 2008 @ 2:48 pm

I am looking for good read alouds for 6 year olds. They can listen for about 45 minutes. We have been reading Thornton Burgess. Any suggestions.

Comment by Just One More Book!!

June 14, 2008 @ 2:53 pm


Thanks for listening to Just One More Book!

You will find page after page of great reads for 6 year olds here:

These are our favourite books! I hope you enjoy them,

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June 20, 2008 @ 1:14 am

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Comment by Just One More Book!!

November 9, 2008 @ 10:50 am

John Meadows shares his view of a gathering of poets, and compares the community feeling to a social media gathering:

“…And indeed, the sense of community was the first thing I noticed. It was a small gathering; perhaps twenty people in attendance, but every indication of a community was in evidence. Every community has a social shorthand: the people who are referred to using first names only, the chuckles and smiles at the in-jokes, etc.; All the common knowledge you are expected to know…”

You can read John’s post here.

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