When LitKid heard via Twitter that Ms. Anita Silvey of the Children’s Book Almanac had a birthday last weekend, she decided to write a present for her — which seems appropriate.
“Tribute to Anita Silvey”
For many generations youʼve sparked IMAGINATIONS
CREATING something greater than gold
You took literature under your wings
That was a super smart thing
Your online almanac has inspired many YOUNG MINDS
Taught them what literature means
Itʼs HEART & SOUL the whole 360 degrees
Now itʼs time to celebrate YOU and what you do 🙂
So take a moment and take a breath and see the world through your own looking glass
THEYʼRE calling for YOU , itʼs no mistake.
Hereʼs one day out of 365 thatʼs dedicated to you… USE IT WELL!
Your followers & fans of the WORLD
Theyʼre all shouting
“Happy Birthday to You!”
Please see LitKid’s interview with Ms. Silvey below so you can learn why she is cool enough to inspire a “rap-poem.” (Unfortunately, I couldn’t capture the color scheme LitKid created in the PDF she sent to Ms. Silvey.)