Friday, April 3, 2009

Did you Notice?

Did you notice my exciting new banner/header? Creativity comes in all forms and Kelly takes the cake...or maybe I should say fireworks! My blog looks like it's indeed ready to ignite thanks to Kelly's innovative artistic touch. You can visit Kelly at Convention Fans. She's amazing. Thank you Kelly!

Speaking of amazing, I had the pleasure to read Tom and Tess Hannah's book, The Endless String this past week. You never know what you are getting into when someone asks you to read a book of individual poems for children. My friend, a children's librarian, actually began to read the poems to me. The more she read, the more excited I got...The Endless String is filled with delightful humorous poems. The poems takes on life's simple problems and remind us that things like missing socks are not disasters.

Sometimes I felt like I was reading poems written by Shel Silverstein. Other times I felt like I was reading a book by Jack Pretlusky. It's worth going to,, or to pick up a copy of Tom and Tess's book. I promise you'll laugh out loud while you're reading to your kids!

If you haven't had time to check out the writing exercises this week, please take a peek. They're fun and easy. I would love for more of you to share your ideas about Thursday's activity (define courage). It's always interesting to get insight from creative people!. Have a great weekend!


Suzanne said...

Love the new look, Jan.


Sandy said...

Wonderful new look, I'll be hoping over to check out the blog of this creative lady.


News-N-Views said...

Dear Jan,

Why you are not trying to change the blog template? I think, 3 column templates are good by all means. If you want any help in this regards pl. drop a mail...

Sandy said...

Courage....Mom, the courage facing each day wondering what will happen.

Must not have read your note on that before.


Polly and Meek said...

That is an awesome banner!