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Anansi the Spider

Anansi is an African folktale character. He often takes the shape of a spider and is considered to be the spirit of all knowledge of stories. He is also one of the most important characters of West African and Caribbean … Continue reading

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Punzle!

I posted this a few months ago, but thought it might be worth mentioning again. This is one of several Punzles (Pun Puzzles) in my book WordPlay Cáfe. Here’s how it works: Highlighted in RED in the story below the … Continue reading

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Bud Wiser

’Nuff said. 🙂

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Life In a First-Aid Kit

Your typical first-aid kit. Lots of gags in here, but I think the best one is the box of adhesive strips that’s hitting on the moist towelettes. Enjoy!

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The Kalahari

The Kalahari desert in Southern Africa has to be the largest sandbox in the world, covering some 350,000 square miles. A great place to play with your Tonka trucks, but you might want to come prepared. Temperatures go from 117°F … Continue reading

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There’s SNOW business like climate business…

Unlike humans who can travel and adapt to new environments, animals do not always have that luxury. The loss of sea ice to a polar bear can be devastating. You could liken the situation to an alligator trying to survive … Continue reading

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Art Director’s Quiz

Highlighted RED in the story in the image below (click for a larger version) are words that describe items within the image, but instead of being literal clues, they are phonetic puns. As an example, for the word apparent, think … 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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The Water Cycle

Earth’s water is constantly being recycled, a phenomenon also known as the hydrological process. It can take one of three forms: liquid, gas, and solid, and all three can be involved in the cycle. This infotoon originally appeared in Kids … 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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