Knitters save the Frogs and have a yarn to tell

Just to follow up on the theme of saving the frogs, if you are anything like twin protag Jane in Dead Frog on the Porch you'll like this. Jane, an animal lover turned pint-sized activist, refused to dissect her frog in science class. Maybe she could have turned in this as her science project. It's a knitted dissected frog which was produced by Knitting in Biology 101. You can also get the pattern so you can knit-one-croak-two. Maybe the Save the Frogs people should get together with the knitters I met in London, England during the public display of knitting (throw in a few knitters for peace) and you'd have a revolutionary yarn to tell (pun entirely intended, not necessarily funny). And to think I told my students in my Writing with Humour course to limit the use of puns because they aren't always punny. Except of course when they are used with panache, like they are in Kari-Lynn Winters' picture book When Chickens Fly (Gumboot Books and illustrated by Izabela Bzymek). It is a hilarious book about a chicken who dares to soar. It makes ample and expert use of puns and the illustrations are brilliant. Check out When Chickens Fly it's very punny ... I mean funny!

Comments

Angie said…
I love the knitted frog disection, and your puns.
Dawn said…
You always find the coolest sites!
Anonymous said…
Aw, shucks Jan. Thanks so much for your kind words. Love the sign too. Hee Hee.
Smiles from St. Catharines, ON.
Kari
Jan Markley said…
No prob Kari - you're book is hilarious.

Dawn, Maureen Bush sent me that site, it is cool!