Sometimes Siblinghood Stinks: When I Was King

Friday, December 12, 2008.

When I Was KingAuthor: Linda Ashman (on JOMB)
Illustrator: David McPhail (on JOMB)
Published: 2008 Harper Collins (on JOMB)
ISBN: 006029051X

When we feel better about ourselves, we feel better about everything.

Shadowy, Sendakian illustrations and spot-on, multiply paced rhyming text take us for one spin around the familiar first-born cycle of resentment, rage, worry, the relief of being understood, warm fuzziness and back to the joy of siblinghood in this reassuring glimpse inside a shared spotlight.

More sibling dymamics on JOMB:

Pop over to Wild Rose Reader for today’s full menu of poetry offerings. Poetry Fridays are brought to us by Kelly Herold of Big A, Little A.

HOTLINE VOICES: Author and teacher Laura Purdie Salas shares one of her favourite books, This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness (by Joyce Sidman and Pamela Zagarenski).

We’d love to hear your thoughts on a favourite children’s book. Leave us a voice message on our JOMB listener hotline, +1-206-350-6487.

Filed under: Podcast,Poetry Friday

Listener Submitted Reviews #19

Saturday, March 22, 2008.

One of the many things we enjoy about producing Just One More Book!! is receiving listener feedback and book reviews. We’ve heard from children, parents, and podcasters… and on a few occasions we’ve even accosted people to tell us about their favourite children’s books and fond memories of them — whether from their own childhood, with their own children or others. Everyone we’ve spoken to has had a great story to tell about children’s books.

It’s easy to share the stories about your favourite children’s books. We have voice feedback number and all you have to do is leave us a message and we’ll share your submission with the Just One More Book community. Call 206-350-6487 and record your review after the tone in the same way you’d leave a message on someone’s answering machine.

This listener submitted review comes from Kevin Hodgson from Kevin’s Meandering Mind blog. Kevin is a familiar name here. This is his third submission – proving just how easy it is to be a part of our show.

This time, Kevin reviews Mole Music (by David McPhail).

We’d love to hear your thoughts on a favourite children’s book. Send your MP3 recorded or type-written review in email to, or phone it in to our listener feedback line (206-350-6487).


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