Recording some bugs

Hi everyone,

Thanks to Nathan Papes, Springfield News-Leader, for the picture

Yesterday I had a note from PATRICK REYNOLDS, conductor of the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra in Dayton, Ohio, inviting me to record some of my choices from bugs, poems about creeping things. that he might use to help promote the “Bugs” concert in March and perhaps include during the performance.

Don’t have the bugs worked out of the idea yet, or into it, but I’m so happy at the thought of participating in this way. I’m still considering the idea of attending the concert in person, but either way the fun factor just took a leap upward. The maestro asked about my favorite poems from the book and I sent him this list.

bugs
a tick’s friends
scorpion
flea
bookworm
dumb beetles
centipede
no-see-um
bad beetles
other bugs

I wish I could show you the marvelous illustrations by ROB SHEPPERSON. No matter how funny I think I am, Rob always makes each poem better with his own puckish sense of humor. You can  guess just by seeing the cover alone. I'd love to do something else together one of these days. 

5 comments on “Recording some bugs

    • Ack. Hadn’t thought of the chance that the concert in Dayton could be cancelled. We keep saying, “by then this thing will be under control,” so I’ll keep saying it.

  1. Great fun, indeed!

    On Thu, Jan 13, 2022 at 6:57 AM Children’s Author David L. Harrison’s Blog wrote:

    > davidlharrison posted: ” Hi everyone, Thanks to Nathan Papes, Springfield > News-Leader, for the picture Yesterday I had a note from PATRICK REYNOLDS, > conductor of the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra in Dayton, Ohio, inviting me > to record some of my choices from bugs, poems abo” >

    • Thank you, Catia. I need to think about this before I make any recordings. At least some of them might come in handy for other purposes.

  2. Dayton, just north of fabulous Cincinnati, is home to the Air Force Museum. One day is not quite enough, because the historic artifacts are more than a little overwhelming. Standing on the spot in a retire Air Force One where Lyndon Johnson stood to take the oath of office in 1963 made my little concerns seem terribly small.

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