Tuesday, 27 August 2013

My Dad's a Birdman by David Almond


This is the most wonderful book I have read in a long time and should be on all teachers’ booklists. Lizzie’s mother has died and her dad has withdrawn from the world until he hears about The Great Human Bird Competition.
I defy anyone’s heart not to fly as they turn the pages of David Almond’s book. Once again he shows us love and tolerance are the only way to get through life. Fantastic. Read the book and help spread the word…

Girls Heart Books

Yay I'm up and running as a guest author/blogger on GIRLS HEART BOOKS...

http://girlsheartbooks.com/


Thursday, 8 August 2013

Happy EID!

Yay, it's finally here. Happy Eid! Especially to my wonderful neighbours who've been feeding me and my family incredible nibbles most nights...


Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Do check out my friend's wonderful blog full of her automata and amazing art work...

 Caroline McCatty makes wonderful automata and crazy fantastic artwork

http://carolinemccatty.blogspot.co.uk/






Pencil drawings...













Some doodles... I love drawing using just the mouse ...










Review of Minnie Piper Undercover Puzzler

This review was written by Steph Martin age 11...


under cover puzzler, starring minnie piper is the first of 3 faberoony books written by caroline,i fell in love with it and i don't think there will be anyone who doesn't totally adore this book! minnie piper is an under cover puzzler and loves solving mysteries and when her funky teacher mr impey gives the class a strange code to crack for their homework, minnie gets straight onto it!-the fist person or pair to crack it first win a super cool prize!Minnie and her best friend frankie try to solve the puzzle together and are desperate to beat their arch rival the brainiac jenny, but the only problem is, minnies' cling-on cousin dotty is bugging her again. dotts a really funny character and probably my favourite because she does the weidest things and asks the weirdest questions! dots mum, auntie val, has gone to live in france leaving passionate dancer dot, miserable! minnie gets suspicious of frankie making a new friend and wonders whats going on-only to find that dot has a very special surprise (even i didn't have a clue what it could be!) i love all the super cool doodles in the book  and the funkylicious words  caroline uses! i reccomend this book to any one who loves a mystery and anyone who loves being crazy! under cover puzzler really gets you thinking and you want to try and crack the code too!

Minnie Piper Recipes! Yum...

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These images were lifted from my website so I'm very sorry but the links on the right don't work on this blog :(

Monday, 5 August 2013

Daisy mouse made outta felt n a matchbox...

I made this for a friend's daughter out of dry felt and a matchbox...


my bicycle basket made from plastic bags...

Dan cut me out a wooden base n then I drilled holes to feed wire uprights through made out of stripped back electrical cables. Then I wove bin liners and plastic bags through. 
Carries lotsa shopping!
 

Plastic bag chicken

Have seen these for sale n fancied tryin' to make one... here she is made from old plastic bags...


Amelie sews a skirt...

Yay I helped Ame make this wonderful skirt all by herself from cutting out to design to sewing on her new sewing machine.. comes complete with pockets too! Fab... well done, Ame

A link to one of my books on the guardian website...


Here's how to find the review of The Ladybird Code on The Guardian website...

http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2013/jul/03/review-caroline-juskus-ladybird-code

The Chocolate Cipher wins The Fantastic Book Awards...