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February 12, 2009


Contest: Unsung Body Parts

Does the world really need another song about "the heart"? Some body parts are celebrated much more than others in songs. Enough already with the "eyes" don’t you think?! Doesn’t your "spleen" or your "kneecap" deserve a musical tribute? Well, now it’s time to help me create a new collection of songs, poems, raps about less famous, but nevertheless important body parts.

Inspired by my new book The Human Body, I’m starting a rather silly contest! Send in a poem,  audio clip, video file etc of a short song about an "unsung body part."  I’ll post it here, if it tickles my funny bone (hey, there’s an idea for a body part).

The Prize: Winners of the best human body part song get an autographed copy of THE HUMAN BODY.

 

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February 12, 2009



See Seymour being interviewed about his books and the way he writes.

 

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February 11, 2009


GORILLAS

Contest: Go Gorilla!

Gorillas and humans share 98% of their DNA. Now is your chance to show how similar our species really are!

First,  find an example of gorilla behavior online [see examples below]. Then,  submit a short video of you imitating some aspect of gorilla behavior-its walk, its sounds, facial expressions, and more. No costumes are required - in fact, they’re discouraged.
The Prize: An autographed copy of Seymour Simon’s new Gorillas book! Your video also gets posted on the SeymourScience Web site! In case of ties, more than one prize will be given.

Gorilla Behavior Videos


(And just to show you that the street runs both ways - below is a video of a gorilla imitating a human’s walk!)

 

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February 10, 2009

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Seymour,

It was a honor to meet with you and to speak about your new adventures in words and in technology. I have a couple of pictures to share with you. I also have pictures with Liz, if you would like me to pass those on as well. I will begin working this week with Jodi Beyer, my co-worker, to create a question and video from her first grade class. I look forward to the communication! I believe that the blog will be a great way to communicate with your fans, it is a wonderful idea and I wish you well.  If you have anything that you would like assistance with that I could provide remotely, I would be willing to assist you. Or, if you have other ideas that you would like from students, I would be happy to assist with that as well. I am the librarian of four schools, so I have a lot of students to pull ideas from!

Thank you again,

Misty Fredrick
School Library Media Specialist
Reedsburg School District, WI

The first photo is of Misty Fredrick, the second, Jodi Beyer

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February 10, 2009

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January 27, 2009

Here’s a website of a worthwhile group that is promoting literacy and making books available for all children and particularly those at risk.

Books for Kids 

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