Rhyme and Pun-ishment: And the DISH Ran Away with the SPOON

Wednesday, February 28, 2007.

And the DISH Ran Away with the SPOONAuthor: Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
Illustrator: Janet Stevens
Published: 2001 Harcourt Children’s Books
ISBN: 0152022988

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Colourful characters, corny humour and a considerable amount of complaining have made this collision of nursery rhymes a favourite adventure at our house.


Wednesday, February 28, 2007.

While on business and on his first visit to the beautiful city of Vancouver, Mark was lucky enough to spend some time with our daughters’ absolute favourite author and illustrator — the creative mind behind the wonderful Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers and its much anticipated, long awaited sequel — Lee Edward Fodi. Mark has blogged about it here.

We are greeen with envy.

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We’re on Literary Safari

Tuesday, February 27, 2007.

We recently had the privilege of being interviewed-by-email by author, teacher and blogger Sandhya Nankani of Literary Safari.

If you’ve ever wondered about the little voices in our intro or yearned for technical details about how we record our shows, you may find the information you’re looking for here.

Thanks very much to Sandhya for including us in the Literary Safari community!

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Interview with Arthur Yorinks

Monday, February 26, 2007.

Arthur YorinksMark speaks with author and artistic director Arthur Yorinks about the origins of Night Kitchen Radio, the challenges of translating children’s books into one hour of radio theatre, the demise of the art form that was once children’s books and his belief in the power of creating pictures in your mind.

Arthur also provides a refreshing suggestion for reading books aloud: rather than being theatrical, he suggests we put our faith in the rhythm of the story.

Need more Arthur Yorinks? Jules at 7-imp has a nice spread on Arthur Yorinks and Night Kitchen Radio, inspired by this interview, here. (& thanks to Jules for the JOMB praise!)

Participate in the conversation by leaving a comment on this interview, or send an email to justonemorebook@gmail.com.

Does Paranoia Pay? Two Frogs

Friday, February 23, 2007.

Two FrogsAuthor: Chris Wormell
Illustrator: Chris Wormell
Published: 2004 Red Fox
ISBN: 0099438623

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Beautifully illustrated and relayed in refreshingly straightforward narrative, this story of two realistic yet hilariously anthropomorphic, debating frogs quickly becomes an unexpected and entertaining adventure. This book is a riot.

If you can’t beat ’em join ’em: The Swine Snafu

Wednesday, February 21, 2007.

The Swine SnafuAuthor: John Bianchi
Illustrator: John Bianchi
Published: 1988 Bungalo Books
ISBN: 0921285124

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Who hasn’t wondered whether, perhaps, their children were switched at birth with some diametrically opposite family you just can’t understand? Er.. or is that just me?

This hilarious story of families forced into friendship serves the healthy message “Just because we’re different doesn’t mean we can’t be friends” — but what we love most are the guaranteed laughs it gets time after time after time.

Interview with Barbara Reid

Monday, February 19, 2007.

Barbara ReidMark speaks with author and illustrator Barbara Reid about her use of plasticine in children’s book illustrations, how certain works were photographed for The Party, and how she read books by picking sections of the Dewey Decimal System in her school library.

Books mentioned:

You can learn more about the way Barbara Reid works with plasticine by reading her book Fun With Modeling Clay.

Participate in the conversation by leaving a comment on this interview, or send an email to justonemorebook@gmail.com.

Photo: http://www.barbarareid.ca/biography.htm

JOMB #100! Interview with Vivian Vasquez

Friday, February 16, 2007.

CLIP PodcastToday, we break from our standard format to celebrate our 100th episode of Just One More Book! and indulge in some reflection about our enjoyment of the JOMB project.

As part of our celebration, Mark speaks with Associate Professor Vivian Vasquez of the Critical Literacy in Practice Podcast (CLIP Podcast) about the concept of critical literacy, teaching in a classroom that is framed from the critical literacy perspective, making the transition from teacher to professor and making use of new technologies to educate educators.

Special thanks to Freddie, Bob and their dad, Charles of the Mostly News and Desperate Husbands Podcasts, for sending in a 100th episode greeting!

Thank you for being part of the JOMB community.

Listener Submitted Reviews #9: Number 99!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007.

In this episode, two listener submitted reviews:

We hope you’ll tell us about one of your favourite books too!

Send your review (five-minutes or less) as an MP3 file in email to justonemorebook@gmail.com, phone it in to our listener feedback line (206-350-6487) or send your text review in email

Life Unlimited: Tudley Didn’t Know

Monday, February 12, 2007.

Tudley Didn't KnowAuthor: John Himmelman
Illustrator: John Himmelman
Published: 2006 Sylvan Dell Publishing
ISBN: 0976494361

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Today we team up with Associate Professor Vivian Vasquez of the Critical Literacy In Practice (CLIP) Podcast to bring you two distinct discussions of Tudley Didn’t Know, a completely entertaining, modern fable about the power of believing we can.

Click the play button (below) to hear our Just One More Book discussion, pop over to the CLIP Podcast to hear the story unpacked from the critical literacy perspective, and then share your thoughts on the subject by posting comments on either of our sites (or both).

Many thanks to Vivian for joining in the celebration of this fabulous book!

This podcast refers to Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo.

Interview with Margaret Shannon

Saturday, February 10, 2007.

The Red WolfJust One More Book! is a regular contributor to the online Children’s Literature Monthly Journal, The Edge of the Forest. This information-packed online resource includes book reviews, interviews, the latest news from the online children’s/YA literature community and much more.

Our monthly audio segment is called Sounds from the Forest.

This month, Mark speaks with author and illustrator Margaret Shannon about literary soup, the power of caring and the evolution of her darkly magical fairy tale, The Red Wolf.

Participate in the conversation by leaving a comment on this interview or by sending us an email at justonemorebook@gmail.com.

Beneath the Bully: Big Black Bear

Friday, February 9, 2007.

Big Black BearAuthor: Wong Herbert Yee
Illustrator: Wong Herbert Yee
Published: 1996 Houghton Mifflin (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0395779421

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Snappy rhyme and funky, expressive illustrations tell a quick and entertaining tale of boundaries, bad behaviour and the baby inside the bully. Our girls are just as tickled by this book now, at ages 5 and 7, as they were during its billions of readings in their toddler years.

Other books mentioned: Angel and the Polar Bear


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