I am reading my poem ‘Anifables’ from The Letterbox Cat (Scholastic)
I have pictures in my head of what these MIXED–UP ANIMALS look like. Maybe you can draw or paint one for me to post on the blog.
OR you could make up your own mixed up animal – take half of one animal and put it with half of another.
I took lion and kiwi and came up with lioniwi.
I could have taken caterpillar and snail and come up with caternail! Or catersnail. Or Snaipillar!
You could give the strange creature A WHOLE POEM of their own!
What do they like to eat? How do they move? What noises do they make? Where do they sleep? What do they do that is fascinating or different?
You could illustrate your poem. I would love to see these!
you could record yourself reading your poem to send me (MP3 or MP4)
send to firstname.lastname@example.org
please include your name age and name of school
don’t forget to put ANIFABLE challenge in subject line so I don’t miss it
don’t put your surname on drawings or paintings or collages (Poetry Box policy)
There is no deadline while we are living in our bubbles! Every Friday I will post some work by children. I will always answer your emails but not straightaway. If I haven’t replied after 3 or 4 days nudge me as I may have missed it.
You can also try:
Sally Sutton’s magic hat challenge
Celebrate your hero and listen to Barbara Else read
Tell me about your favourite bookshop or library
Play Pass the Poem with at least one other person
Write draw video comic strip letters poems stories about being in your bubble
My cloudy challenges and hear my cloud poem
My thank our supermarket workers challenge
Listen to me read Aunt Concertina and offer a cool challenge
Listen to me read my poem ‘Lick Lick Riff’ dog poem and offer a doggy cat tiger bat any animal challenge
Check out David Hill’s wonderful photo challenge
Listen to Swapna Haddow read her book and try a rabbit challenge
Try Johanna Aitchison’s hunt the teddy challenges
Ruth Paul reads her muddy poem and I offer muddy challenges