(shh! this not a boring book, this is a superduper book what ever the title says)
I started the Reading Festival with a book and I am finishing it with a book!
The Boring Book by Vasanti Unka is about some words in a really boring book that decide it is time to have fun. So they don’t just stay in straight rows, they slip and slide on the page. And they make pictures of things (like we have been doing in our picture poems). And they go outside and jump into signs. BUT they got so noisy everyone got cross and all the words VANISHED!
And how do you think the world was then?
Write and tell me what you think the world would be like with no words or books!
Send to email@example.com. Include your name, age, year and name of school. I will have a spot prize for a favourite answer.
Daniel has written a very cool poem about his favourite place to read. I wonder where he reads when it is raining? His poem is full of juicy lines that are delicious to read. I love ‘a bump on the branch.’ Great job Daniel!
Raevyn goes to Russley School in Christchurch and was inspired by Margaret Mahy’s Dashing Dog poem to write one herself. I loved reading this with its dashing lines and bouncy words. Great job!
I have a kind dog
she is a really playful dog
I love her to bits
and she loves me too
she is a German shepherd
a very jumpy dog
she gets excited when she sees people
my dog knows how to do tricks
my dog is very tricky to play to play with
she is a speedy dog
my dog loves going in the river
she is so speedy that I can’t beat her
By Raevyn, Year 5
I love the idea of keeping a reading book. I go to a Book Club for YA books and I have kept a notebook where I write about the books I have read. But I only do it for that. Maybe next year I will keep a notebook where I jot down thoughts on all the poetry books I read. Ewen has used her reading book to find titles to make into a poem. I had fun reading this!
Ewen aged 11, Year 6, Fendalton Open Air Primary School, Christchurch
I have written this poem out of books I have read this year. At Fendalton School we have a Book Club (lead by our awesome librarian Desna) and at the beginning of the year we were given this book to write any ‘booky’ things in there so I recorded all the books I read. Thank you for making these fun challenges.
I hope you enjoy reading my poem!
A syren wails on dark days
on those days
a shadow is cast
upon the little princess.
She lives in
The Kingdom of the Wicked
where magyk has ruled
since ‘The Arctic Incident‘.
has a path of the beasts
in their trail.
Not last night but the night before
she sat in the secret garden
red rocks lay in the middle.
She stroked them softly
She was transported to Siberia
from The Kingdom of the Wicked.
Two lovely poems from Gemma. Thanks, your poems have painted pictures for me!
I am glad my book arrived safely!
I have written 2 poems this week.
I hope you like reading them as much as I liked writing them!
Thank you from
1. My favourite place to read
The Book Nook
In my book nook
I hear only the flutter of the pages
As I read on
Until I finish the book
But then I start another.
I feel quite peaceful
I smell the ink on the pages
I taste the excitement of the story
No one knows I’m in my nook
It is my cave
Books surrounding me like bears
But I see only words
2. A poem as the favourite character
The Silver Chair
Through the portal
Sent by Aslan
To find Green Kirtle
Spells and tricks
In the name of Aslan
Before it is too late
What a busy few weeks it has been on Poetry Box celebrating reading with all your help!
I have a few more things to post today and then on Monday I will announce the spot prizes.
A big thanks to everyone who joined in! Yesterday was the last day for entries to all the challenges as today I am making my picks.
Thanks to you, I have a little list of books to go on the hunt for — just as I am about to enjoy my summer reading months. Bliss!