Saturday, May 13, 2023

Cover Preview for "Poems Too Silly To Say"

I am super excited to reveal the draft cover for the book!

As you probably already know, the illustrator for the book is my daughter, Christina Terhune, who is an awesome artist. Over the last few weeks she has started working on the illustrations for the poems in the book. Each poem will have its own full-page full-color illustration to bring to life the unique and obviously silly characteristics of each one.

We thought the best place to start though was the cover. Although the final cover may look a little different after whatever final tweaks and edits she does, this draft version will give you a very good idea of how it will look.

For the cover we wanted to capture the idea that the poems in this book will bring surprise, delight, and laughter to anyone who reads them. We came upon the idea of representing this with aliens reading the book as a great way to tap into the creativity and humor of the book.

We would love to hear your thoughts on the draft cover! And look for more details to come as we continue to work toward publication later this year. Please share this project with others who you think would be interested.

As a reminder you can stay connected in several ways:

Google Group
Facebook Group

Monday, April 17, 2023

Announcing Poems Too Silly To Say

Over the years I have enjoyed writing funny poems for myself, then for my daughter and step-sons, and now for my two grandchildren.

I am so excited to announce that I will be publishing a book with many of my favorite silly poems that I have written!

📗 Book Details

Here are some key bits of information about this upcoming book:
  • The book will be titled “Poems Too Silly To Say”.
  • It will contain 20 of my favorite poems that I have written over the years.
  • Each poem will be accompanied by a full-color illustration hand-drawn by my daughter, Christina Terhune, who is an amazing artist!
  • The reading level for the poems will span from 6 to 12 years old in general, although younger children will love to have the poems read to them.
  • The poems will engage and inspire students with humor, creativity, surprises, new vocabulary words, and more puns than should be legally allowed.
  • Topics explored include square cats, invisible poodles, bad mittens, a love seat, a book club, an unusual way to play a piano, a hirsute suit, and much more!
  • We are aiming to release the book after the summer, around September or October of 2023.
  • The book will be available for purchase through Amazon, as well as directly through me, including bulk purchase options.
  • In addition to the book, there will be online educational resources and activities to go along with many of the poems.
  • This may just be “Volume 1” with more books in the series to come in the future.

There will be lots and lots of information to come in the next few months. In the meantime I would love it if folks could do two things…

🤝 Stay connected

At the moment I have set up several ways that you can stay connected with this project:

Google Group
Facebook Group

💬 Share with others

Please let others know about this upcoming book. This could include:
  • Teachers
  • Librarians
  • Parents
  • Friends
  • Other writers
  • People who review kids books (blogs, podcasts, YouTube, TikTok, etc.)
  • Children's books communities (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
  • And more!
I look forward to sharing lots of information, sneak peeks, artwork, and more in the coming months. As always please reach out to me with any questions or comments at

Thanks so much!