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cheltenham ink version

Here's the inked version of the programme for Cheltenham lit fest:

I left the pencil in blue, you can can catch glimpses of a few things that have changed from the original pencil version. So Vern and Lettuce and the gang from Pickle Rye are starting to get excited about their big road trip in October.

Hey, I just got a great e-mail from a new teacher about Morris the Mankiest Monster that totally made my day!

Dear Sarah,
I'm taking my PGCE at Kingston University and saw you when you came in to talk to us about animating and picture books.

I just wanted to write to thank you, Giles Andreae and Morris the Mankiest Monster as I used the book for a job interview, the book went down a storm and I will now be teaching year 2 at a great school! I had borrowed the book from my housemate who had also used it in an interview where she was successful too so Morris is now our lucky, if a little disgusting, house mascott :o)

Best wishes,
Mel Lawrence

I was so curious about how she'd used Morris in an interview, and she wrote back:

Thank you! Of course you can blog the comment - I'm telling everyone to use Morris for interviews :o)

I was asked to share a story of my choice for 10mins so I read the book and asked the children to mime disgusted faces whenever they thought something was a bit foul and then we made up our own character called Gregory the Grubby Gremlin... One of the Governors who watched came up to me at the end to tell me about his daughter who used to eat her bogies, it was brilliant :o)

...Thanks so much, Mel! :D


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Jun. 16th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
I really like the bear riding the bear :)
Jun. 16th, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks, Will! Hey, I wrote out a story last night that I might use for the next Birdsong anthology. Are you still fairly flexible about page count?
Jun. 16th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
Sure. We're being flexible, we can sort out filler pages later on if we need them :)
Jun. 16th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
Love your Chelt-pic. Morris continues to produce disgustingment, but what a terrific thing.
Jun. 16th, 2010 04:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Garen! I still think James Turner wins the best quotation prize with saying 'it made me vomit in my mouth'.
Jun. 16th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
Can you stop saying that phrase please? It kinda makes me want to... you know!
Jun. 16th, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC)
You mean, that it makes you want to v... ha ha, okay, I'll stop now!
Note to self: remember Garen is a bit delicate.
Jun. 16th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
That governor supplied TMI, if you ask me.
Jun. 16th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
Huh? :D (Hi, Mark!)
Jun. 16th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
Ah... Gary just explained it to me, Too Much Information. About the bogies, yes, indeed.
Jun. 16th, 2010 04:19 pm (UTC)
Too much information.
Jun. 16th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
I love the wee bird in the 'headlight.'
Jun. 16th, 2010 10:35 pm (UTC)
i love the little rat knitting! and the bull having a cup of tea (in my mind its tea hehe)

what a lovely email to get!
Jun. 17th, 2010 12:47 pm (UTC)
The wee knitting beastie's very cute. And the baby bear with the parasol.
Jun. 17th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
The Cheltenham pictures great! Love the way lettuce is kind of surfing on the bonnet. And the little bird thing hiding in the front headlamp. Oh and the way all the wheels are miss matched..... I could go on and on!
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