It gets a little
boring eating matzah for eight days straight. One of the fun things about Passover is
finding those creative ways to eat all the matzah we buy.
I am the older sister, of a boy four years younger. My
brother Steven. Steve. Stevie. Steve Yolen who lives in Brazil.
So the story of Miriam resonates for me--that oldest sister,
a seeress/author, a musician, a leader of her people who both works for and sometimes
defies the Lord.
Quite a few readers notice that the majority of my picture
books read like poems. Even if they don’t rhyme. They use all the
trappings of poetry: lyricism, metaphor, simile, rhythm, internal rhymes, alliteration,
This is not happenstance nor mere chance. I wrote my first
poem (rhymed though not particularly well rhymed) in first grade. (I was kindergarten age but as I had been reading
since three years old, my parents and teachers decided I should be skipped
very communicative animals with many different ways to show a person how they
are feeling. From meowing or purring to flicking of the ear or tail, cats will
let you know what they need or how they feel about you. Here are five of the ways
a cat displays affection towards a human.