Tuesday, June 24, 2014

KLM's Book Review Episode #4

This week, KLM reviews the 2014 picture book I AM COW, HEAR ME MOO! It is written by Jill Esbaum and illustrated by Gus Gordon. It is published by Dial Books for Young Readers.

Find the video on YouTube here:  KLM's Book Reviews Episode #4.

Behind the scenes:  We videoed our cows and got them to "moo" so we could use the audio in this book review!  It's pretty funny. 

Here is Jill's website:  JillEsbaum
If you don't have a local book store, here's the link to buy I AM COW, HEAR ME MOO!

2 Tim 1:7 "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

Saturday, June 21, 2014

KLM's Book Reviews - Episode #3

Today, KLM reviewed the chapter book: HUNT FOR THE DEVIL'S DRAGON written by Marianne Hering and Wayne Thomas Batson.  It is part of the Imagination Station series.

Here's the link to the video:  HUNT FOR THE DEVIL'S DRAGON.

I videoed her a little too far back this time and since I also videoed the next episode, it will be too far back too. Live and learn!

Rev. 12:7-8 "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven."

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Well, today I figured out that I was uploading my videos to the wrong YouTube channel.

Don't ask me why I have two channels... I don't remember!  There was probably a valid reason, but I want to use the one with the same name as my website.

Soooo, I've added the videos I've posted recently to the "right" channel.  If you have the time or inclination, I would appreciate you subscribing to my channel!

Here it is:  https://www.youtube.com/user/patriciamillerbooks

I have three videos I'm working on. Hopefully I'll be able to post at least one of them tomorrow.

Psalm 103:1 "Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name." KJV

Monday, June 9, 2014

KLM's Book Review Episode #2

Today, my daughter and I made another YouTube video of "KLM's Book Review at Pilcrow Place - Episode #2."

This time, it includes the reviews of four picture books. Two are from Jill Esbaum: I HATCHED, illustrated by Jen Corace and TOM'S TWEET, illustrated by Dan Santat.

The next book is NO MONKEYS, NO CHOCOLATE by Melissa Stewart and Allen Young, illustrated by Nicole Wong.

Last, but not least, THOSE REBELS, JOHN & TOM by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham.

Click here to view the video: KLM's Book Review at Pilcrow Place - Episode #2.

And, please subscribe to my YouTube channel if you are interested in being automatically notified when we post the next book review(s)!

1 Cor 13:4-7  "Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." ESV

Monday, June 2, 2014

KLM's Book Reviews at Pilcrow Place

Last week, I told my daughter she would have to read every day and do at least one book report per week. She just finished *The Redcoats are Coming* by Marianne Hering and Nancy I. Sanders.

Today, we made a video of her book report. I edited it just a bit (places she repeated herself). We will post book reviews as we do them. I think her next one will be of 3 or 4 picture books in one review.
::::KLM made her own *microphone* using paper and duck tape :)

Here's the link to the video on YouTube:  KLM's Book Review of The Redcoats are Coming

And here's a link to the book on Amazon:  http://amzn.to/1kyrQij

Teaching a child to read opens up new worlds.
Proverbs 22:6  "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Another Writer's Game

My other critique partner had a birthday recently. So, I decided to make her the figurines for her own game - Wendyopoly.  My daughter helped with the figurines. I didn't have time to make them all (two to go, plus one I need to remake.... see below for the headless farmer!) And, I still need to make the game board. Any suggestions for rules to a game for a writer?

Here are all of them together.  I think the tallest is about 2". They are made out of polymer clay. A few have some chalks for coloring...

 A bat (my daughter says it looks like a piece of candy.)
 My rendition of a fat English bulldog.

 Cookies, yum!

 Not as obvious... banana bread,

 This one is supposed to be a tiger.

 A dandelion with a ladybug... I made the dandelion by rolling out a thin strip of yellow clay, then cutting almost all the way down in 1/8" (1/16th?) sections. Then, I rolled it up and fanned them out.

A type of mandarin orange tree

This is a border collie. I had a lot of trouble with it. At first, it looked like a calf! Not totally happy with it, but I think you can tell it's a dog now?!

A topiary tree

Ok, here's the headless farmer. What happened? The first time I baked it, the head fell off and the body fell forward, bending the feet. But the head still looked really good. So, I made another body, put the head on (secured with a toothpick this time) and baked it. Unfortunately, the extra baking time cracked his face! Now, I have to make the whole thing over again.

 This one didn't have anything to do with Wendy's books, but my daughter just wanted to make a figurine for Wendy for her birthday :-)

Colossians 3:23 "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men..."