This is the blog of children's book author and third grade teacher, Stacy Barnett Mozer. I blog about my own writing journey, the journey of other kidlit authors, my classroom, and talk about books. Thanks for stopping by. Your thoughts are always welcome (and encouraged).

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Turvy Topsy by Joan Riordan, my #RAOKblitz Honoree

Please take a look at yesterday's post to learn more about the celebration of writers going on this week to commemorate the release of The Emotion Thesaurus. I am so excited that Joan Riordan has decided to accept my Random Act of Kindness Blitz. Joan is a kindergarten teacher, a critique group leader, and a picture book writer. She is also a poet.

This week I am going to celebrate Joan by posting her poetry on my blog, starting with the poem below. My daughter and I loved this one because we spend every night in a fun debate about outside in or inside out.

             Turvy Topsy
         By Joan Riordan

Why say inside out?     
               Why not outside in?
Instead of upside down
               Give downside up a spin.
If we say things all turvy topsy
                And get the rules suspended
Will life change in an instant?
                Will the world end up upended?

Please make sure to comment and don't forget to stop back tomorrow for more.


  1. Love "Will the world end up upended?" And the title, haha. Go, Joan, go!

  2. I love it, Joan- especially when I'm feeling turvy topsy : )

  3. Joan, You captured life is so little words. Love it!


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