#7: The Unforgettable Incredible Magical Alphabetical Adventure

Type: Picture Book
Pages: 26

Notes: An ABC with a story, to go with the opposites book with a story from the other day.

Some of this doesn’t work very well, I’m afraid. And most of it is let down by my inability to draw, as ever.

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#5: The Monster Game

Type: Picture Book
Pages: 24

Notes: Based on a memory game I played in the car with my niece once. It’s a boy and a girl on the swings at the front, playing the game.

Each image here is a double page spread. And the last few pages become absolutely and terribly lazily drawn, largely because it was becoming impossible to see the stick figures by then if I continued to draw what was behind them each time.

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#4: Concerning Ogres

Type: Illustrated Story
Pages: 20

Notes: Slightly rewritten version of a thing I started writing last year, now with illustrations. You might need to click on the images to actually read the text, I’m afraid.

(If I was better at drawing, there would be a small glimpse of an ogre in every picture, but I couldn’t even manage drawing a hand properly near the hand so god knows how I would have coped with shadows and silhouettes and bulbous eyes pushed up against telescope lenses)

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#3: Into The Cave and Out Of The Cave

Type: Picture Book
Pages: 16

Notes: This is two books in one, in that when you get to the end you turn it upside down to get back to the start. Also, due to bits being cut out of each page, it’s not quite one book at all.

It is about a boy and a girl entering a cave.

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(that’s supposed to be some rock pools in the cave and a starfish clinging to the wall)

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(and this is supposed to be a buried treasure chest full of gold)

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(those are definitely bats)

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(and that’s a cave painting. the cave painting should probably show the dinosaur/dragon beast asleep and two people approaching it rather than chucking spears at it)

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(stalactites)

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(impenetrable smoke)

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(aaaaarghh)

Once you get here, you turn the book over and read it back the other way.

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(from here, the pages correspond with the page that is opposite on that spread, so here they are in the impenetrable smoke room)

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(Stalagmites to go with the stalactites)

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(a cave painting to go with the earlier cave painting)

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(bat swarm)

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(a pirate skeleton)

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(and escape)

This is what it looks like as a book, stuck rubbishly together with masking tape.

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