LOOK at all the things we did today at STORYSHACK....Read all about it in the EADT tomorrow too-HURRAH!
A lovely day was had by all at the STORYSHACK with lots of new imagineers who have never been before. How lovely to meet new friends and creators. It was so sunny we had a big picnic outside too. Lots of fun was had by all and we had some special visitors......
Suffolk Days website came along and visited along with Suffolk families magazine AND the EADT. SO those jolly folk who were here this morning will be in the EADT tomorrow so get your copies of you all holding books aloft looking rather marvellous. THANK YOU.
A writer who collaborated with Danny Boyle to create the Olympic Opening ceremony, who won the Carnegie award for "MIllions" and whose CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG sequel features a VW Camper van has just GOT TO BE READ!
So today I am mostly reading ' FRAMED' by Frank Cottrell Boyce which is proving to be a laugh out loud funny and touching read already. There's lots of little gems but here's one when Dylan's Dad (who can fix anything) 'fixes' the sea when it's too cold:
"...my dad can fix anything......Like the time when we were at Prestatyn and Minnie wanted a swim but I wouldn't get in the water because it was too cold. She kept saying, 'Come in. It's fine once you're in.' And I kept saying, 'No.'
Dad got up, went to the caravan and came back with a kettle of boiling water. He poured the water in the sea and said, 'Dylan, come and test it. Tell me if it's all right or does it need a bit more?'
I said 'No, that's fine now, thanks, Da.'
'Not too hot then?'
'No, just right.'
'Give me a shout. If it gets cold again, I can always boil up some more.'
Then Minnie splashed me and I splashed her and we stayed in the water itll the sun went down.
He fixed the sea for us. Now that is a thing to be admired.
Find a copy in the library-you can't have the one from Leiston as i"ve got it and you will want to know more about Dylan.....I can guarantee it :-) OR look out for the titles below-he's really got a gift of drawing you in using humour.
I've started "WONDER" by R.J. Palacio: the moving and uplifting tale of August Pullman, a boy born with a facial deformity. It's perhaps a much needed tale especially for children growing up in these 'celebrity looks conscious' days. Something to make us all think about style over substance and all that. So far I like the way the author writes from different character's points of view, particularly from Auggie's sister - Via. Auggie takes up a lot of their parents' attention-it's very touching and quite raw reading about how this makes his sibling feel and the impact it has on their family. Really thought provoking read so far. I had to make myself STOP reading so I could open up STORYSHACK this morning
OPEN: Saturday 10th, Tuesday 13th, Thursday 15th, Sunday 18th, Tuesday 20th, Thursday 22nd. then at FOLKEAST from 23rd.
10-4pm £5 per imagineer.
Adults need to accompany their children-THANK YOU
"Be careful of this potion or a tree will grow out of my head" and lots of other interesting and wondrous potions made today. A 'cloud floating' potion with a piece of cloud and a piece of star. Mixtures that will make you faint but then you wake up exactly two minutes later-phew! Might get you out of tricky situations you never know!
And lots of creating....this is a dragon seahorse being formed.
AND OF COURSE: sharing a book in a cosy spot. The heart of STORYSHACK.
For 7s up and up (KS2 in new money) especially if you would like to venture out of the Rainbow fairy world GLISTER is a very quirky graphic novel about a rather interesting character. Glister often has quite bizarre things happen to her but don't we all feel like that sometimes!
A haunted teapot features in
this tale but there are 3 more:
One coming into Storyshack if we decide to spare it
Awaiting imagineers for potion making and magical mixing tomorrow at the STORYSHACK ....very excited (hope I don't get turned into a frog!)
Storyshack is back -hurrah! We're able to open this Thursday for all you imagineers to make some magical mixtures....Come and get stirring Storyshack.
The folk below have already been quite busy.........
From 'Room on the Broom' by Julia Donaldson
Then she filled up her cauldron and said with a grin, “Find something, everyone, throw something in!”
So the frog found a lily, the cat found a cone,
The bird found a twig and the dog found a bone. They threw them all in and the witch stirred them well, And while she was stirring she muttered a spell. “Iggety, ziggety, zaggety, ZOOM!”
Then out rose...A TRULY MAGNIFICANT BROOM!
From 'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare
Double, double, toil and trouble.
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
Double, double, toil and trouble.
Something wicked this way comes!
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
lizard's leg and owlet's wing.
From 'George's Marvellous medicine" by Roald Dahl
George looked at the kitchen clock. It said five past ten. There was nearly an hour left before Grandma’s next dose was due at eleven.
’Here we go, then!’ cried George, jumping up from the table. ‘A magic medicine it shall be!’
’So give me a bug and a jumping flea,
Give me two snails and lizards three,
And a slimy squiggler from the sea,
And the poisonous sting of a bumblebee,
And the juice from the fruit of the ju-jube tree,
And the powdered bone of a wombat’s knee.
And one hundred other nasty things as well
Each with a rather nasty smell.
I’ll stir them up, I’ll boil them long,
A mixture tough, a mixture tough, a mixture strong.
And then, heigh-ho, and down it goes,
A nice spoonful (hold your nose)
Just gulp it down and have no fear.
“How do you like it, Granny dear?”
Will she go pop? Will she explode?
Will she go flying down the road?
Will she go poof in a puff of smoke?
Start fizzing like a can of Coke?
Oh Grandma, if only you knew
What I have got in store for you!’
From 'Harry Potter ......." by J.K Rowling
Polyjuice Potion- Transforms a person to look exactly like someone else. One dose lasts for one hour, but doses can be renewed if more polyjuice potion is taken. The ingredients for polyjuice potion include: lacewing flies stewed for 21 days, leeches, powdered bicorn horn, knotgrass, fluxweed picked at full moon, shredded boomslang skin and a bit of the person who the taker wants to turn into( which is usually a piece of hair).
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