7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #484: Featuring Tarō Gomi

h1 May 22nd, 2016 by jules

“Is someone standing looking over the ocean … just like I am doing now?”
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I’ve got a review over at BookPage of Tarō Gomi’s Over the Ocean, originally published in 1979. If you’d like to read about the book, I send you there. And if you want to see some art from it, I’ve got that here at 7-Imp today.


“Are there farms over the ocean? Maybe there are big farms.”
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“Are there fairs over the ocean? Are there fun rides?”
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OVER THE OCEAN. Copyright © 1979 by Tarō Gomi. English translation © 2016 by Chronicle Books LLC. First published in the United States of American in 2016 by Chronicle Books, San Francisco. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher.


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 * * *

As I type this, I’m about to head to Knoxville for their wonderful annual Children’s Festival of Reading. That can constitute kicks 1 to 7 today, especially since I still haven’t packed. I’ll be back on Sunday, so tell me … What are YOUR kicks this week?

5 comments to “7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #484: Featuring Tarō Gomi”

  1. Good morning. I love the illustrations and the concept of this book. So glad that Chronicle is bringing it to us now.
    My kicks:
    1. An hour Skype visit with Janet Wong and other teacher librarians on using poetry.
    2. A poetry camp weekend in the fall is going to happen in my neck of the woods. Details will be coming.
    3. Poetry postcards landed in Australia this week.
    4. Time with oldest grandgirl.
    5. At the coast.
    6. Being with long time college friends.
    7. Talklng, chilling, readind.
    Have a great week..

  2. Good morning, Imps and ocean dwellers! Hello, Tarō Gomi!

    Jules: Have fun at the Knoxville festival!

    Jone: Have fun with the visits and the forthcoming poetry and poets!

    My kicks:
    1) Find
    2) Found
    3) Happening
    4) Happened
    5) Sure
    6) Stage
    7) Connect

  3. Love the vibrant illustrations!

    Jules – have a great time at the Festival!

    Jone – hooray for weekends at the coast & old friends.

    LW – I especially kicks 1-4 and kick 7 this week! Sounds like there is a story there.

    My kicks this week:
    1) Sleeping in on a Sunday.
    2) Orange-peach colored roses in a new vase on my table makes me very happy.
    3) Bags of clothes in the car ready to be donated.
    4) Work taking me to different parts of my beautiful state.
    5) Watched the documentary The Champions & it was so uplifting. Dogs are amazing in their resilience, & while some people can be awful, more can be compassionate & wonderful.
    6) Early morning workouts.
    7) Snuggles with Daisy.
    7.5) Making plans with friends.

    Have a great week everyone!

  4. I’ll have to check this one out! Love the bright colors!

    I’ve been reading your blog for awhile, but somehow missed the “kicks” thing!!

    1. Attended a book launch for Finding Wild by Megan Wagner Lloyd. If you haven’t yet seen this, Abigail Halpin’s illustrations are vivid and vintagey
    2. Walking my dog this morning while the sun shined!!!
    3. Launching a goodreads giveaway for my next book, Penny & Jelly Slumber Under the Stars. I LOVE Thyra Heder’s art for this book so much!
    4.The pretty pink dogwoods I passed on today’s walk
    5. A good hot cup of tea–always grateful for this 🙂
    6.Writing friends & the kidlit community in general–everyone’s so supportive!
    7. Meeting a friend’s new kitten

  5. Sorry for my delay, everyone. Busy weekend.

    Jone: Poetry postcards in Australia! Woo hoo! Spread the love. Enjoy the coast and your poetry camp.

    Little Willow: The festival was really great. Also: What Rachel said.

    Rachel: Ooh, those roses. Also, kick #4 is pretty great.

    Hi, Maria! I’ve seen Finding Wild, and it’s lovely. Also: Thyra Heder’s artwork. Lucky you! Also, KITTY!

    Have a good week, everyone.

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