Friday, October 21, 2016

Next year, the Booker prize


Grandson decided to write a story. He enjoys actually writing the words but his inspiration was flowing too quickly for his penmanship, so he dictated it to his dad. He is, after all, only five.



To fully catch the atmosphere of this story, you have to pronounce the Ks in the names of the hero and secondary character: K-nooker and K-nacker.



He then illustrated it. The above picture shows Knooker - who is, incidentally, a hedgehog (that surprised you, didn't it?) - setting off from home with his anxious (hedgehog) mother saying goodbye to him.



This picture shows him being pursued by the dragon - whose cheerful expression shows that he thinks he's going to catch Knooker - the element of suspense - while Knooker's friend Knacker shouts  encouragement from his upstairs window. And - here's the twist in the tail - it turns out that Knacker is a biscuit. Knacker the cracker, as Grandson himself told me.


(PS Please don't think I'm trying to suggest that he's a genius! I just think it's a hoot.)




7 comments:

  1. Wonderful. When is part 2 coming out. (Well done N! )

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  2. He is only 5!? He is gifted, my goodness! My older girl was writing very imaginative stories and illustrating them too at that age; she is now a very accomplished writer and artist.

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  3. I love a happy ending (and hope Knacker wasn't dipped in that tea!).

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  4. Oh, wonderful! What a creative young writer and illustrator he is!

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  5. Self publishing is the way to go these days. It's never too early to start.


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  6. What a cute story -- I love that he's illustrated it and that the dragon has a big smile too!

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  7. A surprise ending too, what a clever story teller.

    I do like your new header.

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