Archive for November, 2010

My Feet Are Singing

Friday, November 19th, 2010

This idea came from a cute thing my little girl used to do on her potty – yes I know but it really was cute! She would sit there and lift the front of each foot up and down pretending they were mouths singing. This has given me an idea for a picture book and […]

The Pengalings

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

This is basically just a misspronounciation of penguin by my little girl but I thought it would make a great tittle to a story about brightly coloured penguins possibly made from polymer clay and photographed. I haven’t thought much along the lines of storyline yet and I think this is one of those things where […]

Bubble Bubble

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Children love bubbles and this got me thinking about all the different types of bubbles you see and places you find them. I’m not sure if this is going to be just a factual book yet or if a fairy is going to be involved and small child. I’m sort of edging towards the fairy […]

Bimbling Bombling Bumble Bees

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

This again already exists and was another tongue twister I made up for my little girl – I want to polish it, check my facts and then do some drawings! It’s about the differences between bees, wasps, hornets, hover flies etc… and I even chewed of the ear of an insect expert to see if […]

The Flameco Flamingos

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Ok first off a confession – this already exists – well sort of so I probably shouldn’t have put it down as an idea but never mind. I came up with this silly rhyme for my then 2 yr old daughter about same dancing Flamingos. We had just been to Slimridge Bird Park and I […]

Polyps – The Colony

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Me and my little girl drew pictures for my husband when he had to go away on a conference abroad (US). I drew him what I always draw him and that is us as a colony of polyps. Polyps are little creatures that make up colonial organisms like corals. I was studying corals and bryozoans […]

Mummy I’m Scared

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

I’ve come up with this Mummy I’m Scared series idea because little children do not know everything (not that adults do) and having seen my little girl being scared because she thought there was a monster upstairs when it was just Daddy hoovering and my younger cousin convinced he was going to be eaten by […]

The Bounded Sea

Friday, November 12th, 2010

From last years story ideas I wrote a Rainbow Dolphins story which turned out to be full of geology, biology and war :/ The story ended up being called The Rainbow Dolphins and the Amonids. This year I have come up with another story about the Rainbow Dolphins involving creatures called Bryozoans – these are […]

The Rose Petal Hedgehog Stories

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

An age ago I picked up rose petal and thought it looked like hedgehog and this lead me to write a story called The Rose Petal Hedgehog. The petal is sad it is a petal and stuck to a plant and wants to be a hedgehog so badly that when it falls off the bush […]

Easter/Animal Stories

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

These are animal stories sort of along the lines of Beatrix Potter but with themes modern day children can relate too. I thought I’d best start by listing all of the titles including the two I’ve already written! 1)Ester Rabbit – written 2)Christina Clucklesworth – written 3)Sheila Sheep 4)Wendy Weaselson 5)Cassandra Snailing I already know […]