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Chapter Twenty-Six: A Job for Mr Dovetail

Lord Spittleworth really isn't a very nice character and in this chapter he shows the lengths he is prepared to go to in order to keep his story alive. Click the icon to find out what he does!


Mr Dovetail is asked to make a huge wooden footprint maker in the shape of a monster. It appears as if Lord Spittleworth is going to prove the Ickabog exists and will cheat if he needs to do so. 


Let's see if you can make a monster footprint


Draw around your foot. Press very lightly!


Now, use the outline of your own foot to turn it into a monster footprint! 


What do you think the Ickabog's footprint looks like?


Share your image on the blog.


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-six and twenty-seven.


The enormous bit of wood

The dungeon

Daisy in the flour sack

Private Prodd

Five golden Ducats


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.