Hi everyone! Odd Sock here!
It seems a long time since our last post, and we've been up to many things since then, so I don't know where to start!
Having shown you a picture of Bert, our "baby" troll, I'd better tell you that he is doing well, and that he thankfully continues to stay vegetarian! As you can see, he's grown VERY quickly in the few weeks that he has been with us! He is now about the same size as his late mother, so we are hoping that he will not grow much more! He seems to have a wicked sense of humour, and likes teasing us all a lot, but he is quite gentle really. Certainly not nasty and "evil", as humans seem to expect all poor trolls to be.
Moving on, I should also mention that we uploaded our "Monster Poems for Monstrous Kids" book to iBooks yesterday. We will keep you posted about when it is cleared and becomes "live" on iBooks! We decided to just launch the text version first, to see how sales go before adding an audio version too. (We have purchased a proper microphone, so hope to improve the sound quality of the audio version with it. This will give us further chances to laugh at Melinda doing the recordings!)
Over the last week, Melinda has also tried out the newish Amazon "Comic Creator" software, to convert our last poem book ("Our Poems for Kids") so that it can be downloaded from Amazon. Sadly, the large file size means that Amazon refuse to sell the book for less than USD$2.99. We think that is too expensive, but have, so far, managed to get the Amazon.co.uk site to "price match" the book on iBooks to make it FREE. We hope this Kindle version will eventually become free worldwide, but unfortunately cannot control Amazon's price matching decisions.
In summary, we don't really like Amazon much at the moment, and find everything to do with them very confusing!
We all feel very sorry for the poor people in the South of England, who have been living with terrible flooding problems for months now. Yesterday we had yet another "mini flood" disaster here, with Melinda knocking over a large glass of water. As seen above, flood victims were dried out and taken to the Under-Radiator Evacuation Point. Melinda then sorted out less important flood water issues. We can thankfully report that everyone's stuffing appears to have dried out nicely now. We are thinking about implementing "flood-containment" measures, possibly involving a washing-up bowl.
And, finally, we have AT LAST added some printable colouring-in pictures to our website. Please check out the "Fun Things to do!" section.
Think that's everything for now! Sending out hugs and smiles to you all!
From the Top of the Wardrobe Gang! xxxxxx
The Top of the Wardrobe Gang: Oscar Rabbit, PD Monkey, Odd Sock, Burton Bear, Terry Tiger (TT), Burton Bear; helped by Melinda Kinsman