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Tucker McBride

Return to a time when a boy could be a boy, when life was clearer from the top branch of a tree, when a kid could trade anger and disappointment for action and adventure, when the whole neighborhood was his playground, and the sloppy kiss from a dog could make everything right.


Friday, February 12, 2021

Valentine - Shmalentine

 Sunday is Valentine's day. A valentine card is a picture and a poem. Have some fun and create a funny card to hang on your wall or to send to a friend. 

Now, don't let a rhyming poem frighten you. I'll give you a few couplets to start. Use them or create your own.             dog - frog,  small - call,  tap - snap,  sat - hat, day - play,  shirt - dirt,  camp - stamp,  hair - stare.

For the cover, draw, paint, cut and paste, or create the picture for the outside any way you want to.

At first, I thought of a cut and paste cover for my book, Tucker McBride. I used a colorful file folder to create a vivid blue for the background. Then, I cut pieces of old Christmas wrappings and construction paper, and pasted them into a possible cover. Let me show you how much fun I had.


Let's write a Valentine poem that would describe the picture you create. If you get stuck with a word, you can go on Google and type in, words that rhyme with baseball . . . or any other word you are trying to think of an appropriate rhyme. Feel free to use any of the couplets I already suggested. 

This is the poem I just created to go with the picture I posted here.

                                                    On my hammock in the sky
                                                    Large black birds came flying by.
                                                    Thought of you and hoped you'd climb
                                                    To my nest, please friend, be mine.

It's your project. Have fun with it. Create your own. It can't be wrong. It's your creation. 

Have a very Happy Valentine's Day. 


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Valentine - Shmalentine

 Sunday is Valentine's day. A valentine card is a picture and a poem. Have some fun and create a funny card to hang on your wall or to s...