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The Pleading Child

Kids! Have you ever asked your parents for something again and again? Robert Schumann’s Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) contains a piece entitled Pleading Child, where the melody repeats itself just like a pleading child. And you won’t know if the … Continue reading

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Turkey Hunt

Here’s a real simple Thanksgiving e-card that I did for amazon.com many years ago, when they were first starting out and simply wanting folks to linger longer at their website. Enjoy!

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Every pitcher tells a story…

March 29th is the birthday of Cy Young, the pitcher whose records have stood for many years. His name graces the award given to the previous season’s best hurler. Cy was born on March 29, 1867, and passed away on … Continue reading

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Ancient Chinese Seismometer

In ancient China, earthquake warnings arrived via metal dragons and frogs. The mouths of the dragons were hinged and held a brass ball. When the pendulum would swing slightly, the ball would release and noisily fall into the mouth of … Continue reading

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Creativity

I’ll be presenting a one-hour class on creativity for Butler Community College’s Free Class Day, April 2nd (I believe). I pulled off the video below in one shot. Can you guess how? The creative mind: How it works, when it … Continue reading

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Valentine Hunt

This is a piece I illustrated for Family Fun magazine a few years ago. Feel free to download and print for your students, then ask how many hearts they can find in the room. I’m not sure what the correct … Continue reading

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I.C. Rhodes

They may be made of water, but it’s very hard water. As if summer didn’t have enough surprises for your car, the chillier season finds happiness in pouring icy potholes from the sky! They’re often fleeting (depending on your locale … Continue reading

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Mutter Juice Noise Re-rhymes

The following 3 images are from a book I’m working on entitled Mutter Juice Noise Re-rhymes, basically a phonetic mashup of Mother Goose. By employing this method I plan to rewrite most western literature. LOL!

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What’s In an Element?

Anita Brandolini’s Fizz, Bubble & Flash (Williamson Books) is one of the most clever books I’ve ever worked on, in particular its approach to something so mind-numbing as the periodic table. The book opens practical uses to nearly every element … Continue reading

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Halloween Fun

This is an image from Kids Write by Rebecca Olien. It was in regards to writing spooky stories. Lots of room for creepy-looking type… Enjoy! Click the image for a larger version to use for classrooms or whatever.

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