Short Pump Bump!: A Lyrical, Spherical, Rhyming Romp Through Richmond

Short Pump Bump!: A Lyrical, Spherical, Rhyming Romp Through Richmond


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Just about anywhere you go in Virginia’s capital city, you find history, beauty, and interesting stories just waiting to be told. Whether you read the sweet, silly, and poignant collection of poetry on your own or share it aloud with little ones dear to you, Short Pump Bump will entice you to play a little, smile a little, and forevermore see the place Richmonders call home in a new and endearing way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939930637
Publisher: Brandylane Publishers
Publication date: 12/15/2017
Pages: 42
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 9 Years

About the Author

Angie Miles is a lifelong Virginian who fell in love with the beauty, novelty, and power of words as a young child. She grew up in rural Powhatan as one of ten children, and at the tender age of two was "reading" her first poem, Clement Moore's "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," which she had memorized in its entirety. Her fascination with written and spoken language was enhanced by siblings, who studied and spoke Latin and French, and by beloved elders, who shared lively stories and family histories in their uniquely sumptuous, southern style.
Her professional pursuits have included broadcast journalism, educational consulting, literacy instruction, and a wide assortment of writing projects. She enjoys family life with her friend Brad, who is also her husband, and their four outstanding sons. High on her favorites list are movie marathons, barefoot running, home-cooked meals, happy travel adventures, and quantum physics. She enjoys books, books, books; music; spending time with interesting, caring, ridiculously optimistic people...and whenever possible, helping others fully discover and embrace their highest potential. She hopes Short Pump Bump! will remind young and old alike that when we remember to play, we're well on the way to the places we most want to reach, no matter where those places may be.

Scott DuBar first started drawing as a small child and never stopped. For eight years, he worked as an illustrator and graphic designer on various charitable projects while living and traveling in India. After returning home, he earned a degree in illustration from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008. In 2010, Scott began illustrating the poems of Angie Miles for her website, Scott's humorous illustrations appear regularly in several magazines across the country. He currently works out of his home in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he lives with his beautiful wife, Vidya.

Table of Contents

Dedication i

Opportunity Time 1

Kidkadoo 2

Dear Deer 3

Royal Ribbit 4

For the Love of Trains 5

Surround Sound 6

Church Hill Jill 7

East End 8

The Ghost of Annabel Lee 9

Precious Child 10

Hello Up There 11

Easter Bonnets On Parade 12

Jump Rope Chants 14

Larry the Lion 16

Use Your Noodle 16

Out to Pony Pasture 17

Horse Sense 19

Belle Isle 20

Northern Flights 22

Short Pump Bump 23

GPS 25

We Made A Parade 26


of Short Pump Bump 28

About the Author /

About the Illustrator 33

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