Hilarious Homemade Healing: Doctor Ted

Wednesday, March 12, 2008.

Doctor TedAuthor: Andrea Beaty (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Pascal Lemaitre
Published: 2008 Margaret K. McElderry (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1416928200

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Neither glares nor germs nor a principal’s rage can squelch the earnest examinations and ridiculous remedies of a well meaning young bear in this cheekily illustrated school yard lark.

Andrea & Mark tell all on Wonder Years Radio

Tuesday, March 11, 2008.

Wonder Years RadioIf you’ve ever wondered:

  • why we record our shows in a coffee shop,
  • how we pick our books, or
  • why we don’t accept sponsorship,

Well, wonder no more!

All is revealed this week as we chat with Christina Lemmey as guests of Wonder Years Radio on the Mom Talk Radio Network. You can listen to the interview here.

If you’re a Wonder Years Radio listener who’s popping in for the first time, welcome! We hope you find some new favourite children’s books — and that you’ll tell us about some of your old ones.

Dimples and Double Takes: Baby! Baby!

Saturday, March 8, 2008.

Baby! Baby!Author: Vicky Ceelen
Illustrator: Vicky Ceelen
Published: 2008 Random House (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0375842071

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Facial expression and body language steal the show in this wordless photo gallery starring human infants and their astonishing animal lookalikes.

For more of her incredible animal-baby lookalike photography, pop over to Vicky’s website or flickr pages.

Thanks to Luci McKean (of This is My Bloomington blog and podcast) for a great suggestion that we restate the book title, and author’s and illustrator’s names at the end of each review episode. We begin with this episode and we’re sorry we haven’t been doing this all along.

Monumental Humanity: The Clay Ladies

Friday, March 7, 2008.

The Clay LadiesAuthor: Michael Bedard (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Les Tait (on JOMB)
Published: 1999 Tundra Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0887765734

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Thoughtful, unhurried narrative and rich, enveloping art capture the clutter and compassion of two celebrated sculptors, a fledgling robin’s rescue and the birth of a life-changing friendship.

You can learn more about sculptors Frances Loring and Florence Wyle here. Read about the recently published adult book, And Beauty Answers: The Life of Frances Loring and Florence Wyle, here.

Aha! I found a photo of their studio church on Glenrose Avenue!

Poetry Friday: My Popsicle

Thursday, March 6, 2008.

Poetry FridayWith no rhyming book chat to contribute to Poetry Friday this week, we thought we’d squeak into the festivities by publishing an original poem to remind us that, despite the 350 cm of snow we’ve received so far, summer will eventually return….

My Popsicle

My popsicle is dripping,
Drips are slipping down my thumb,
Sticky drips are trickling quickly past my wrist.

It is sticky, slippery business
Licking popsicles in the sun,
But in scorching heat like this
Who can resist?

— Andrea Ross 2002

Be sure to pop over to The Simple and the Ordinary for today’s full menu of poetry offerings.

Poetry Fridays are brought to us by Kelly Herold of Big A, Little A.

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Constructing Community: Mattland

Wednesday, March 5, 2008.

MattlandAuthor: Hazel Hutchins & Gail Herbert
Illustrator: Dusan Petricic (on JOMB)
Published: 2008 Annick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1554511208

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A clever combination of first person illustration and third-person narrative sweep us from the bleak friendlessness of a half-built subdivision to the sunny satisfaction of a job well done in this wordless triumph of teamwork and imagination.

More imagination on JOMB:

Interview with Sharron McElmeel

Sunday, March 2, 2008.

Sharron McElmeelAccording to the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Character education involves teaching children about basic human values including honesty, kindness, generosity, courage, freedom, equality, and respect.

Sharron McElmeel is a leading expert in this field and she’s done just about everything including publishing a 220-page book called Character Education: A Book Guide for Teachers, Librarians and Parents.

As part of a discussion on character education and her other projects, Sharron McElmeel answers questions that help reveal some of her powerful advice which includes make your house a “book house”, include a book on every gift-giving occasion and we must all move out of our classrooms and living rooms to spread the joy of reading everywhere we can.

Links to Ms. McElmeel’s resources and books mentioned:

  • Sharron McElmeel‘s website
  • McBookWords – a resource for schools, educators and librarians
  • McBookWords blog
  • Character Education: A Book Guide for Teachers, Librarians and Parents
  • Authors in the Kitchen: Recipes, Stories and More
  • Authors in the Pantry: Recipes, Stories and More

Children’s books mentioned:

Photo: http://mcbookwords.blogspot.com/

Listener Submitted Reviews #18

Saturday, March 1, 2008.

PodCamp TorontoIn this episode, we play listener submitted reviews recorded on the spot at PodCamp Toronto:

  • Rob Lee (Purl Diving) – Groundsel
  • Paul Boelen – Richard Scary books
  • Jeff Higgins – The Cat in the Hat
  • Mark Boudreau (Rock and Roll Report) – Treasure Island
  • Christopher Fowler – Sun of Interflex
  • Barb Cagley – Falling Up
  • Vic – Grimm’s Fairy Tales
  • Keith Burtis (Magic Woodworks) – The Hound of Baskervilles
  • Michelle Miszewski – Green Eggs and Ham
  • Jennifer Lyall – Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb
  • Jason Dasty – Green Eggs and Ham

We’d love to hear your thoughts on a favourite children’s book. Send your MP3 recorded or type-written review in email to justonemorebook@gmail.com, or phone it in to our listener feedback line (206-350-6487).


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