7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #738: Featuring Jon Klassen

h1 April 11th, 2021 by jules

“SHHH, it will hear you.”
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A turtle. An armadillo. A snake. An alien creature. And some hats, of course.

It’s my review of Jon Klassen’s newest (and very funny) book, The Rock from the Sky (Candlewick, April 2021), over at the Horn Book.

That review is here, and below are some spreads.



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“I see. I see how it is.
Just enough room for two.”

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THE ROCK FROM THE SKY. Copyright © 2021 by Jon Klassen. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

* * * Jules’s Kicks * * *

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.

1) Plans in a couple months to actually hang out INDOORS and DINE with (vaccinated-by-then) friends.

2) This album turned 25 years old the other day, and I’ve loved it ever since it first appeared.



3) Keeping up with work.

4) The Liar’s Dictionary by Eley Williams.



5) I finished another copyediting class!




7) This tweet from our Second Gentleman:



What are YOUR kicks this week?

7 comments to “7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #738: Featuring Jon Klassen”

  1. Love these illustrations, especially the turtle approaching during the sunset, and turtle’s Eeyore-ish “I see how it is” dialogue.

    Jules – keeping up with work is an enormous accomplishment, as is finishing another copyediting class. How fun and wonderful to plan an indoor get together!! That book sounds great, and love the Second Gentleman delivering cupcakes to the librarians.

    My kicks this week:
    1) A friend had 2 big wins at the Court of Appeals this week, and I’m so happy for the wins and his success.
    2) This post about this difficult dog Prancer that is adoptable includes this as part of his description, “I am convinced at this point he is not a real dog, but more like a vessel for a traumatized Victorian child that now haunts our home.”:
    3) Enjoying The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
    4) Read this quote exactly when I needed to, “Find the change you can make and make it.”
    5) A letter in the mail from a pen pal.
    6) Taking the time to write a long letter back – that quiet contemplation always feels so good.
    7) Sunshine and warmer weather on the way. Perfect for Daisy and I to spend time outdoors, me WFH, her supervising (napping).
    7.5) A planned socially distant walk with a friend later today.

    Have a wonderful week Imps!

  2. Hi Imps! Hi Jon! Hi rock!

    Jules: Congrats on finishing your class.

    Rachel: Congrats to your friend. Hi to Daisy! I hope Prancer finds a home.

    My kicks:
    1) Voice
    2) Space
    3) Time
    4) Movies
    5) Shared
    6) Catch up
    7) Communication

  3. Rachel, that is a vivid description of Prancer. We are also watching The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. It’s a bit of a slow burn, isn’t it. Enjoy the lovely weather, and I hope you enjoy that walk.

    LW: Speaking of movies, we haven’t been able to continue our Movie Project in the past week, but I think tonight we’re going to watch the last film of all the Oscar-nominated films that we haven’t seen yet. I guess that’s not too bad re progress on the Movie Project. I wonder if your “Movies” means you were IN some!

    Have an excellent week, you all.

  4. Jules: Maybe! Fingers crossed. 🙂 What movies have you enjoyed recently? (Old, new, indie, anything.)

  5. Little Willow – fingers crossed for your “movies” kick!

    Jules – it IS a slow burn, this latest episode was one of my favorites, I really love Anthony Mackie – he’s a fellow alum of NOCCA, the New Orleans performing arts high school – and I love seeing his continued success. (My timing sucked there – Wendell Pierce was a couple years ahead of me, Anthony was many years after my time there.)

  6. Little Willow, last night we watched The Father. It was excellent. I can’t stop thinking aobut it, though I don’t think it’s a spoiler to say it’s heartbreaking.

    Rachel: NEAT. He’s a very good actor. I’m enjoying the show.

  7. Also, Little Willow: Fingers crossed for your “Maybe!”

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