7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #553:
Featuring a Brief Elisha Cooper Moment

h1 September 24th, 2017 by jules


I think I mentioned here earlier that I’ve joined the Horn Book’s Calling Caldecott team. This week, Lolly, one of the Calling Caldecott bloggers, wrote about Elisha Cooper’s Big Cat, Little Cat, released in March. I’ve also written about this book this year, and I’ve even got some art from it here. But I’m using today’s kicks post (mostly, I admit, because I’ve had a busy weekend and am not quite prepared to write about the book I had originally planned on writing about today) to point you to Lolly’s smart thoughts on this wonderful book. That is here.

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) Time with just my 13-year-old yesterday, as we shopped for the 11-year-old’s upcoming birthday.

2) Finding just what she’ll want.

3) Right now, as I work on this post, I’m watching through my window the beautiful cat who lives across the street. I think she’s harassing a small frog.

4) Story time yesterday at Parnassus Books.

5) Plans to volunteer this week at the book fair at my daughters’ school. I always like being back in a school library, even if for a little while.

6) Decadent cheese.

7) Match-making.

What are YOUR kicks this week?

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8 comments to “7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #553:
Featuring a Brief Elisha Cooper Moment”

  1. I love Elisha Cooper’s work.
    Jules, it sounds like a great weekend with daughter and plotting for the younger daughter. What kind of decadent cheese?

    My kicks:
    1. Tualatin Wildlife Refuge.
    2. Seeing a bald eagle.
    3. Wonder Woman.
    4. Rain.
    5. Autumn.
    6. Good professional development.
    7. Students.
    Have a great week.


  2. I loved Lolly’s review for Calling Caldecott and I like this book.
    I feel like this is kitty week. I was just reading a review of a lovely looking and sounding book on Reading While White called The Lost Kitten, illustrated by Kamako Sakai.

    My Kicks:
    1. RAIN in Los Angeles this past week (just an hour, but still – delicious!)
    2. cooler weather that feels autumnal
    3. Floyd Cooper, Floyd Cooper, Floyd Cooper – such beautiful illustrations
    4. Persian cooking class/dinner with our dear friends Naz and Drew.
    5. Singing through a cough and cold
    6. many puzzles with the 4 year old
    7. Star Trek Discovery starts tonight (I mention this on this blog with apologies)


  3. Jone, we finally saw Wonder Woman too. Did you like it? It WAS pretty incredible to see all those warrior women fighting and just generally being bad-asses. … To answer your question, Brie (my favorite) and Cotswold.

    Allison, The Lost Kitten is so good (http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=4302). In fact, I read it at story time yesterday. Such drama! …. I’m curious to see that new Star Trek too. And thumbs-up to Floyd Cooper.


  4. As I said on the other post: Hugs to all of the cats, to all of the pets, and all of their humans.

    Jules: Happy almost-birthday to your youngest! Glad that you and your oldest found something awesome for her. I hope that the cat and frog become good friends and inspire a book series or sitcom.

    Jone and Jules: High-five for Wonder Woman. I think it was a strong film in a lot of ways, though lacking in others, so I hope the next one is even stronger.

    My kicks from the past week:
    1) Up
    2) On
    3) Go
    4) Start
    5) Finish
    6) Next
    7) Yes


  5. I accidentally omitted: Hi Allison! 🙂


  6. I’m so glad you are a part of Calling Caldecott. Thanks for this complementing post about Big Cat little cat and Elisha Cooper.

    One BIG kick: Leaving in 30 minutes to see a documentary film about Ashley Bryan. Lucky to be living in the right place (Ellsworth, Maine) at the right time!


  7. Love the illustrations for Big Cat, Little Cat, and the back story to the book.

    Jules – nice to have one-on-one time with your oldest while shopping together for your youngest, incredibly sweet. Hooray for story time, volunteering and good decadent cheese.

    Jone – yay for the wildlife refuge and seeing a bald eagle. And rain, much needed rain.

    Allison – rain and cooler weather are wonderful to usher in the start of fall. That cooking class sounds so fun.

    LW – Love kicks 4-7 – in that order – best this week!

    My kicks this week:
    1) The much needed rain here.
    2) Beautiful sunny fall day yesterday.
    3) Read “Summer of the Wolves” by Polly Carlson-Voiles and really enjoyed it.
    4) An unexpected hug from a happy client.
    5) Tracee Ellis Ross’s 73 Questions video for Vogue – seriously. i was needing a pick-me-up and her joy is infectious.
    6) Making homemade terrariums for my office.
    7) One of our neighbors stopped by for a visit yesterday to see Daisy because they missed seeing her on her walks. Daisy LOVED that.(So did I, its very sweet how so many people love her, and how gentle and happy she is with all her friends.)

    Happy Fall Imps! Hope you have a joy-filled week!


  8. Little Willow, I also am eager for the next Wonder Woman movie. I think the same director just signed on for it, right?

    Hi Judy. Lucky you!

    Rachel, I’m ready for it to FEEL like Fall, which it doesn’t quite here. Yet. Soon, I hope. I’m still grateful for the sun too. … Sweet Daisy. SHE is a sun!


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