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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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If it walks like a rock, and talks like a rock…

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Hit or Myth?

I was asked to illustrate an article for kids on how to write about mythical creatures, which is a great assignment. Mostly because mythical creatures are just that, and cannot be misrepresented. Woot!

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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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Your Average Pond

Ever stop to consider how many different kinds of animals a small pond can support? Quite a few if you think about it. Make a day of it, pack a lunch, and sit patiently while all manner of animals pay … Continue reading

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Something missing from your breakfast table? The word Oviraptor means “egg thief,” after a fossil specimen was found on top of a pile of what was thought to be Protoceratops eggs. The image below is from Howard Temperley’s In the … Continue reading

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What Makes a Planet a Planet?

How do you solve a problem like a planet? Meeting in Prague in August of 2006, the IAU (International Astronomical Union) ruled that, in order for a celestial body to be referred to as a planet, it must meet three … Continue reading

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Earth as Mother

Ancient people believed that Earth was a god, and the Greeks referred to Earth as the mother Gaia (GUY-uh). She was also the mother of many of the other gods, including Zeus. Imagine someone telling Zeus that he had to … Continue reading

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