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This debut book by Baltimore City firefighter, Frank Garland, asks the question, “Why does Santa Claus say, “Ho, Ho, Ho?”
Is it the cold wind at the North Pole or the Candy Canes on the tree or something else? Who else knows? Rudolph? The Snowman? Will they tell?
Written as a poem to entertain his family and friends, Mr. Garland’s delightful poem has been transformed into an eye-catching and engaging picture book.
Grab a hot chocolate, put a child on your lap, and find out why Santa says, “Ho, Ho, Ho.”
In Sparks Fly Upward, Katie Spivey Brewster captures life memories and experiences in an interesting variety of poetic forms.
The free verse title poem, “Sparks Fly Upward,” was inspired by the campfire at the wedding reception of her son, Andrew.
“C R A B,” an acrostic, was written on a lark at the table in Capt Billy’s while waiting for her family to finish their crabs. A snowflake falling to the ground in “Where, oh where?” wonders about its destination while the limerick “A lady of Books” ask if “she can find any good reads to meet her needs?”
Poetry friends taught Mrs. Brewster about Haiku and Cinquain, giving her ample reason to write about heliotrope, azure, her hammock, and walking.
Aunt Louise visits twice a year,
in shoes, bag, and hat to match.
And every time she visits,
she brings the girls,
a very special snack.
But this time she has forgotten it,
or to the girls,
it so seems.
They wonder if they’ll miss the pleasure,
of eating the treats,
of which they’ve dreamed.
Katie Spivey Brewster’s whimsical poetry and Mary Barrow’s endearing illustrations tell the story of the regular visits of Katie’s great aunt while Katie was a child in Wilmington, NC.