A dog of champions
Who champions dogs
(art by H 8yrs)
Sad news about dear Rumpy x
I was going to pick the recipe I did yesterday but it was rubbish so I just whipped this up as you can tell.
The dog does look a bit like Sandy. The boy hmm well never mind.
Keep writing and drawing anyway. There’s always a point to it and if nothing else it’s therapeutic.[Top]
Fire Engine Lighthouse
I added a mischievous dog and a pie to the poem so my original picture didn’t work anymore. I did add a dog to it using Corel Draw but as you can see neither dog is anything to shout home about. I think the original lighthouse below is better though. What to do?
Here are two wonderful reads all about dogs and they are verse novels. I read them lickety-split fast so they are ideal for summer.
This is a story about a boy who finds his poetry voice thanks to paper and pen, his teacher and a dog.
And to try and get Matthew writing over the summer we co-wrote this poem:
in the big blue pond
sees a fish then eats it
by Matthew and Catherine Johnson
And this is a great post about dogs. One of the pictures even looks like Sandy.
I’m on a school trip Monday so I’m posting even earlier. Summer random schedule especially with my mum and dad arriving from England on Tuesday woo hoo! My picture book coursework is going to be even worse lol. What’s everyone doing this week?[Top]
This cat is seriously asking for trouble in this funny video:
Whether you are the cat or the dog or the elephant have a great week people. (Just kidding, that was a test to see if you were paying attention lol).
I’m going to try and post pictures or videos that are equally entertaining for adults and children as a bit of research into layering. It was Karen Collum that told me about layering in picture books being so important. I guess layering is important in YA too, but not so much in MG. Though HP was very popular with adults. I also think the more you surround yourself with elements of what you would like to achieve, i.e. a funny story, you are in the right frame of mind to do it. And if you’re not a writer just enjoy![Top]
curls, bluebells, rabbit, startle
A little girl was walking in the woods with her mummy and daddy and their dog Rufus. Rufus was busy sniffing the ground and looking for rabbits, while the little girl was happy to toddle along. Mummy picked some bluebells for her little girl to carry and they explored the many paths around the woods. Then along came a rabbit out of the trees and startled the little girl. She threw the bluebells in the air and ran to her mummy. Rufus chased after the scatty rabbit and woofed it back into the trees…
okay I cheated a bit with this one, as it is based on a photo I have of myself as a little girl in the woods carrying bluebells (and we had a dog called Rufus)
Nevermind it is still a writing exercise. You can experiment with plots like this and change the characters around a bit. You could swap the rabbit for a muskrat or a deer perhaps. There could be two dogs and more children. There could be just your family in the woods or it could be packed with visitors.[Top]