7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #393: Featuring Christopher Weyant

h1 August 17th, 2014 by jules


Over at BookPage, I’ve written a review of Anna Kang’s You Are (Not) Small (Two Lions, August 2014), illustrated by her husband, Christopher Weyant. So, I’m sending you over there today to read about it, but I’ve got a bit art here at 7-Imp today to go with it.

The review is here.

Enjoy the art …



YOU ARE (NOT) SMALL. Text copyright © 2014 by Anna Kang. Illustrations © 2014 by Christopher Weyant. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher, Two Lions, New York.


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Note for any new readers: 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks is a weekly meeting ground for taking some time to reflect on Seven(ish) Exceptionally Fabulous, Beautiful, Interesting, Hilarious, or Otherwise Positive Noteworthy Things from the past week, whether book-related or not, that happened to you. New kickers are always welcome.

* * * Jules’ Kicks * * *

1) I got to Skype in yesterday to The Book Beat’s special book launch (in Oak Park, Michigan) for the late Peter D. Sieruta, one of my co-authors on Wild Things. Here’s a photo, courtesy of Rhonda Gowler Greene on Twitter, of Betsy (who was there) talking to Video Me at the launch:



2) Snowpiercer! WHOA. It is very good.

3) The Giver wasn’t half-bad either. It was interesting to see so soon after having read it to my girls.

4) Speaking of, my girls and I are reading some good novels again. (We had a dry spell for a while there.)

5) I love this idea, this book, and this smart, smart teacher.

6) Educating my girls in the way of The Beatles.

7) Wild Things got a starred Booklist review (though it’s not published yet). That was so lovely to see.

What are YOUR kicks this week?

7 comments to “7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #393: Featuring Christopher Weyant”

  1. Fun post, Jules! My kicks:

    1. Publishing my first book of poems, Crackles of Speech (order your copy today — hint, hint)
    2. Reading Wild Things (which just arrived)
    3. Studying Sylvia Plath’s early poems
    4. Packing for a big move
    5. Performing Harry Potter for my daughter
    6. Reconnecting with friends
    7. Finishing this poem:

    Cheating American Lit

    Absent the week Mrs. Colford taught The Pearl
    Too sick for school—
    I flunked the quiz, and were it not for a girl
    I sort of liked, who shared her notes, that jewel
    Of Steinbeck’s shorter books might well have been
    A dead weight on my final grade. I read
    Her loopy purple cursive night by night
    Until I thought that I had taken in
    Enough to bluff an essay test. Instead,
    Mrs. Colford—seeing through me?—made us write

    Five paragraphs on A Raisin in the Sun.
    No trouble there:
    I’d watched the film from 1961
    On VHS with Ruby Dee. Was it fair
    To skip the play? I’m still not sure it tipped
    The scales against me, but when I learned I’d aced
    The test—I’d tied for highest mark in class—
    I felt such guilt I had to read the script.
    And Mama said, “I guess you better not waste
    Your time with no fools.”
    Now do I pass?

    © 2014 Steven Withrow, all rights reserved

  2. Good morning, Imps!

    For the record, I am small.

    Jules: Glad that technology permitted and supported your virtual attendance. Congrats on the starred Booklist review! Wahoo!

    Steven: Congratulations on the publication!

    My kicks for the past week:
    1) Singing
    2) Seizing opportunities
    3) Mind over matter
    4) Pushing through
    5) Full house
    6) Rest
    7) Pumpkin granola

  3. What a fun book. It would be perfect for my Pre-K time.
    Jules, I want to see Snowpiercer and The Giver..the book I just finished reading, Revolution by Deborah Wiles had a lot of Beatles references.
    Steven, love the line about “her loopy purple cursive.” Good luck on your move.
    My kicks:
    1. Middle and youngest grandgirl are up for a visit. I haven’t seen them since New Year’s.
    2. The whisperings and giggles and laughter of oldest and middle grandgirl.
    3. Oldest grangirl on crying:”if you don’t get rid of the tear-aches, you will get sick. That’s why I cry.”
    4. Revolution by Deborah Wiles. Important book about the summer of 1964 in Mississippi.
    5. Call for CYBILS panelists and judges opens tomorrow.
    6. A poem in the mail from a Summer Poetry Swap person.
    7. Beautiful summer weather.
    Have a great week.

  4. Steven, yes, congrats on being published.
    LW: we crossed in cyberspace. I like the idea of pushing through and pumpkin granola.

  5. Back soon. Promise!

  6. Steven, congrats on the publication!

    Little Willow: Carpe diem.

    Jone, Revolution sounds good. Thanks for the heads-up!

    Sorry for my very belated reply. Yesterday got busy (but my house is cleaner because of it).

  7. Hey, Jules! This book looks adorable. I don’t have 7 kicks, but I DID get a kick out of seeing a photo of you visiting Jama over at Alphabet Soup. And congratulations on the starred review (and all the other great reviews) of WILD THINGS — hooray, hooray!! I’m looking forward to reading it!

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