Denise Whelan's Blog

Denise Whelan is the author of In the Land of Six and Seven, and these are her musings.

04 March 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Sundays at Nonni’s House

On Sundays we go to Nonni’s house, I always put on a pretty new blouse. The ride over can be a bit long, While we’re in the car, we all sing songs. Before you know it, we are there. Nonni’s out sitting on the stairs, She’s waiting for us to arrive, Now that we’re here, we […]

02 January 2012 ~ 3 Comments

Putzing With Poetry – 1

Let’s talk about ACROSTIC POETRY.  It’s a fairly easy one to start with, especially if you don’t know where to start.  It can be as simple as single words. If you’d like, you can move to short phrases or sentences.  We can start with 3 names.  Denise (me), Avery (our young and talented illustrator), and […]

19 July 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Kindergarten No More

I’m headed to first grade very soon, I graduated kindergarten at the end of June. Mom drove me by my big, new school, I hope my teacher won’t be cruel. * Kindergarten was really so much fun, But now it’s time to go to grade one. A letter from school should come today, Inside that […]

10 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments


 “I had it first!” “No, HE took it from me!” “That’s not true, Just ask Jimmy!”  “We were playing right here, Me, Jimmy and Dean, Then HE came over, And started acting all mean!” “HE took OUR blocks, We were doing just fine, Then HE took a bunch more, And yelled, THOSE ARE MINE!”  “Calm down,” […]

06 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Who’s afraid?

Lightning Pretty frightening Thunder Makes you wonder Bees Sting your knees Bears Break your chairs Spiders On webs they’re sliders Snakes Get stuck in rakes Dark Doesn’t scare a shark Skunk It REALLY stunk Mice Are KIND OF nice Fear Can be severe Don’t be afraid Fears can fade BE BRAVE When fear waves Just stop and […]

09 June 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Countdown to Summer

Only TEN days left of school, I’ll be living in my swimming pool, No more tests and no more books, Just summer time, eatin’ what Momma cooks. NINE days left of studying, Won’t be long now before that last bell rings. Then it’s sleeping late, playing video games And no more sitting next to James. […]