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Chapter Twenty: Medals for Beamish and Buttons

In Chapter 20, the King wakes up to find that a lot of things have changed. Spittleworth is continuing to build the web of lies, and everyone seems to be falling for it. Read the chapter by clicking the icon. 


"From an inner pocket, Spittleworth pulled out a most gorgeous gold medal, almost as large as a saucer. Embossed upon the medal was a monster with gleaming ruby eyes, which was being fought by a handsome, muscular man wearing a crown. The whole thing was suspended from a scarlet velvet ribbon."


This description should make it easy for you to draw the medal that will be presented to the families of Beamish and Button. Have a go at drawing the most gorgeous gold medal you can. 



Now have a look at this medal from the Olympic Games in 1996.


Write a paragraph describing this medal.

Give your paragraph to someone else to read.

Challenge them to draw the medal. 


How close will their drawing be? 



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 twenty and twenty-one


King Fred’s golden medal

The black funeral horses with their plumes

The old woman in the ginger wig

The broken Ickabog toy

Professor Fraudysham

Professor Fraudysham’s picture of the monster


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.