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Summer Fun Infotoon

What’s a kid to do this summer? There are likely hundreds of projects available, but here are 10 ways to start. Click the image below for a link to a downloadable, printable PDF file, courtesy myself and KIDS DISCOVER Magazine. … Continue reading

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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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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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Doodles

Statements from the electric company, envelopes, menus… anything is fair game for a doodle. Even a sketchbook. LOL!

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Safety with electricity

Electricity is a very useful modern-day invention, but it needs to be handled with care. The infotoon below points out a few safety tips for kids and adults. (Text © Kids Discover Electricity)

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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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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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