In Chapter 13 there is a terrible accident. We won't spoil it for you, just click the icon to read all about it.
"Boulders loomed suddenly out of nowhere like ghostly elephants, and the rustling reeds sounded just like snakes. Though Spittleworth and Flapoon knew perfectly well that there was no such thing as an Ickabog, their insides didn’t seem quite so sure."
There is some wonderful imagery in this paragraph...
boulders like ghostly elephants
rustling reeds sounded like snakes
What image does that place in your mind?
Today we want you to find some where quiet, with a view, to sit and listen and to look.
What do you see?
What do you hear?
Today is a short writing activity that will help you explore language of your senses.
First of all listen for the sounds in your area but use an animal or an object to describe it. So, the sound of car engines might be...
cars purring like sleeping cats
or the rustling trees might be...
leaves crinkling together like crisp packets
Write your sentence down. Then look around. What do you see?
building that rise like mountains
lampposts stretching like a giraffe's neck
Share your writing on the blog and take a photograph or draw your images too.
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 Three, Four and Five!
King Fred’s jewelled sword
King Fred covered in mud
Major Roach Patch the dog, in the brambles
The imaginary monster with lamp-like eyes
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.