Jany Campana!!! Congratulations! You are the winner of either a PB critique OR a Zoom visit from Lisa Rogers! Thanks for your constant support of PBJamz! And thanks, Lisa, for your generosity! I'll put the two of you in touch to make arrangements! :-)
A Fully Packed Chat with Jen Fier Jasinski
Jen's book is fully packed with layers and so is this conversation! Join us as we chat writing, process, rhyme, inspiration, peanut butter and jelly recipes, and more! Such a fun conversation with a delightful author about an amazing book. MY PIANO is beautiful in words and illustrations! And by the way, we double-checked with Anita about the pronunciation of her name "it's pronounced Bahg-dee/Bawg-dee... the "a" makes a sound like like that in "claw" or "paw", not "bag" like the container."
MY PIANO by Jen Fier Jasinski
MY PIANO is written by Jen Fier Jasinski and illustrated by Anita Bagdi. Published by Gnome Road Publishing, this book has more layers than Grandma's chocolate cake!Rhyme, cumulative structure, parts of a piano, and SEL tips for how to handle recital jitters? Check, check, check, and check! It's beautifully written and beautifully illustrated and full of so much goodness! It's a fabulous introduction to the piano, a helpful treatise on how to deal with stage fright and recital nerves, and a wonderfully fun read-aloud. Both author and illustrator have outdone themselves and the results are this fabulous picture book. It's perfect for little pianists, little music-lovers, little recitalists, little readers, little writers -- and big ones, too. It's a perfect reminder that picture books are truly for everyone!
A Little Jam. . .(The Music Kind)
This was Umi Garrett's first television appearance. on the Ellen Degeneres Show as a young child. She does some amazing piano tricks and plays beautifully!
Teacher Tips, Tricks and Topics
This page is the official space for PBJamz -- multimedia Jamorama celebrating all things PB (picture books) and Jamz (music), although we'll indulge in the other PBJ snacks where appropriate :-). Join us each Thursday for new content connecting picture books and music!