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Chapter Six: The Fight in the Courtyard

In Chapter 6 we are transported into the palace gardens where there is a bit of trouble brewing. Click the icon to read the chapter. 


"As long as they didn’t pull the peacocks’ tails, jump in the fountains, or climb the statues, the children of the palace servants were allowed to play in the courtyard after school."


The children love to play in the garden but Spittleworth and Flapoon weren’t fond of children at all. They thought the little brats made far too much noise in the late afternoon.


Do not jump in the fountains!

Do not pull the tails of the peacocks! 

Do not make noise!

Do not climb on the statues! 


Imagine you are Spilttleworth and Flapoon. Design your own poster to make sure the children obey all the rules!



This is your chance to become an illustrator when The Ickabog is published. If you are in Key Stage Two, your parents can submit your pictures to the competition. Here's what you need to draw from Chapters Six, Seven and Eight!




Enter the competition by clicking the link below. Remember, you need an adult to send in your images and all images must be sent in by 17th July.