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Summer Reading Club 2012/13 – Untangled Tales is choc full of holiday awesomeness

The Untangled Tales website is the best  of the Summer Reading sites. Going over the site, was like being in one of the famous ‘But WAIT, there’s more!’ advertisements! At every click of the mouse, there was more and all of it FREE! There is something here for children of all ages [preschool, primary, secondary], for their parents, teachers and librarians. The site is gorgeous [literally] to look at, easy to navigate, entertaining in content and layout and engagingly informative!

The Celebrity Corner  questions brought out the creative quirkiness of authors and illustrators in a very entertaining way and featured a very diverse group of creatives!

The Untangled Tales game is a blast – great fun! It challenges memory and  prods research capabilities and informs about other cultures, their customs and attitudes as reflected in their  fairytales and legends.

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Check out the  side tabs and their drop down menus – there is heaps and heaps of  fun activity, fantastic tales, playful poetry and fanciful stories, arty opportunities, creative competitions in writing and art activities and painless learning along the way!!

I’m thrilled to be part of this  year’s Summer Reading Club. I’m in Celebrity Corner with Kerry Brown, Christian Bocquee [with whom I am collaborating in our own Fractured Fairytales collection], Terry Denton, Lucia Masciullo and numbers of other wonderfully creative folk!

Sheep Art ‘Live’!

Aside from awarding endurance medals to the dogs and lifelong immunity from every known lamb dish to the sheep, this deserves serious gongs for pushing the parameters of art still further. What a team!!!!!!!

Innovation at its best!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCOnFamiTjc

Wacky Wordage – Number 1- Mattias Adolfsson’s responsible for inspiring this

'Let's Form a Queue', by Mattias Adolfsson

[Illustration by Mattias Adolfsson]

The Queuing by J.R.Poulter

What shall we do?

Let’s form a queue!

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You cannot form a queue right here

Because it’s not to anywhere!

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What’s it matter what it’s for?

It’s better than standing round being bored!

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Me to the front.

No that won’t do!

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You behind me.

What, can’t you see?

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Well goodness me gracious

You’re NOT efficacious!

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NO need to swear,

The piggle will hear!

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Oh dear……

The piggle has peedled himself with fear….

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Now, where’d they all go?

How should I know!?

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Nothing’s doing,

No one’s queuing,

Just piggle on his own boohooing,

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“I weedely wodely wunt be awone!” *

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Go home!

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[*Loosely translated piggleese – “I really and truly am awf’lly alone and I don’t want to!”]

Mattias has an utterly wild and wonderous blog [http://mattiasa.blogspot.com/2008/07/stekare.html] on which this funny sketch features. It was too good to pass up – I HAD to write the story in the picture – sort of uncontainable verbalaging! The result was the humorous poem appendaged on to Mattias’ artwork [Yes, Mattias did have first peak – just in case it freaked him out of his creative space. ]