Hi everyone! Odd Sock here!
We've had a lovely couple of days of warm sunny weather here in NW England, and all I've really wanted to do has been to sit in my deck chair in the sun!
We've also all been very busy helping Melinda with things for our Monster Book. We finally finished editing it, and getting lots of different people to read the poems out to us until we were happy with them. Then we had quite a few little last minute problems getting everything to look how we wanted it to in the Kindle eBook format.
Melinda looked after a lot of that, and finally managed to get the whole eBook squashed up small enough for Amazon to let us charge only $0.99USD for it. I think squashing up the pictures was the biggest problem!
Anyway, as this poster that I helped to make shows, to celebrate this new launch we will be giving the eBook away for 3 days. (If anyone is able to review it then, in return for the free book, then we'd really appreciate it.)
As the poster also shows, we are holding a little competition, and the prize is a cuddly Odd Sock toy! This is where I'm a bit worried, as the picture is of the REAL me. I think I need to start making another sock cousin straight away, just to make sure I don't get posted to someone else as a prize!! It's a good job that my sewing skills are improving!❤️❤️
Bye for now! I'd better get off my deck chair and get busy! xxx
Hi everyone! Odd Sock here!
I hope you all had a fun Easter! As you can see below, I had fun decorating the house with Easter decorations!
I also had a go at making an Easter Sock Rabbit with Melinda's niece. He didn't turn out quite like the picture, but I got some great new ear warmers, and made a new friend!
I also got sent these very yummy Easter treats by my Twitter bear friends from Whitby!
And my new friend and I got taken out to some pretty gardens...
Where I found a beautiful field full of daffodils!
The Easter Bank Holiday weekend was even more fun! I got taken out into the Welsh mountains with Melinda...
And even got to try my paws at a bit of rock climbing!
At the moment I am trying to make a present for my Whitby bear friends. I do hope they are going to like "it"...
Have fun, whatever you are up to! We will be in touch very soon, with some exciting news about our Monster Poems...
Bye until then! xxx
Hi everyone, Odd Sock here!
We just wanted to let you know that we have all learnt lots about writing poems over the last week!
We are well into our second week of Rhyming lessons from the "RhyPiBoMo" event now! We are busy everyday reading rhyming picture books, writing different types of poems, reviewing our old poems with fresh eyes, and trying to implement new ideas into our first attempt at a rhyming Picture Book manuscript (which we plan to hand in for "critiquing" in a couple of weeks!)
We are finding all our new knowledge very exciting, but also a bit overwhelming and confusing at the moment. I thought I'd share with you a little rhyme that Melinda has just written, which pretty much sums up how we are all feeling right now!
Confusion...(An Acatalectic Iambic Tetrameter!) - / - / - / - /
The perfect rhyming picture book
Is getting my poor brain quite shook!
Don't drop a beat or mix your feet,
But do not endlessly repeat?
Each day I hope to understand,
Though, so far, things don't run as planned.
Perhaps tomorrow, or the next,
I'll master rhythmic sense from text!
The Top of the Wardrobe Gang: Oscar Rabbit, PD Monkey, Odd Sock, Burton Bear, Terry Tiger (TT), Burton Bear; helped by Melinda Kinsman