hotTEAs of Children’s Poetry: Tamera Will Wissinger

Tamera Wissinger is an author who writes stories and poetry for children. She grew up in Iowa and currently lives on a sleepy river bay in South Florida where she is consistently amazed by the unique wildlife. Sharing poetry and stories with children is one of the great joys of her life. (photo by Peter Wissinger)

 

☕ CUPPA OF CHOICE: Coffee with a splash of whole milk is my current favorite hot beverage. I drink it with breakfast and my morning reading.

☕ HOT OFF THE PRESSES: There Was an Old Lady Who Gobbled a Skinkillustrated by Ana Bermejo (Sky Pony Press, February 2016), Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse, illustrated by Matthew Cordell (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013). Forthcoming: Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse, illustrated by Matthew Cordell (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, early 2017).

☕ FAVE FOODIE CHILDREN’S BOOK: Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. Although Pippi lives alone and struggles with manners, she recognizes the importance of cooking and sharing good food. Oh I would love to sit down to pancakes or a picnic with Pippi, Annika, and Tommy!

☕ Visit Tamera Will Wissinger’s Official Website. You can also find her on Twitter: @TameraWissinger, and at her FB Author Page.

☕☕ JUST ONE MORE SIP: Hear an excerpt from Gone Fishing in this trailer:

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☕☕☕ CAN’T GET ENOUGH: Foodie poem by Tamera!

 

Hot Dogging

I ate a foot-long dog today for lunch –
the perfect size.
I added mustard, onion, relish,
side of curly fries.

I gobbled down my hot dog feast
enjoying every bit,
but when I tried to stand and leave
that hot dog had a fit.

Twelve hot dog inches knotted up and
caused my gut to quake.
It whimpered, growled and then it roared
to one big bellyache.

I’m feeling bitter and betrayed –
that dog had been polite.
At lunch it never barked or begged,
so why’d it have to bite?

~ Copyright © 2016 Tamera Will Wissinger. All rights reserved.

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Copyright © 2016 Jama Rattigan of Jama’s Alphabet Soup. All rights reserved.

11 thoughts on “hotTEAs of Children’s Poetry: Tamera Will Wissinger

  1. The trailer made me laugh. Lots of avid fisherpeople in my family, and my nephews would have LOVED that book when they were little. And thanks for that hot dog poem! Despite the complaining tummy, I’d still like one–with the curly fries.

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  2. Thanks, Jama! I read Gone Fishing when it first came out, and I wasn’t aware of her new book. As a fan of skinks, I will check it out🙂

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    1. This is the first skink picture book I’ve ever heard of, and you’re the first person I’ve come across who claims to be a skink fan. Your lucky day!

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  3. Oh, I LOVE the wonderful typography on the cover of GONE FISHING, and the trailer is cute! I like the idea of novels in verse for the small fry; this is an adorable concept. The nonsense works for me!

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