Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Eunice and Leopold

The lion and the unicorn have sat above the hospital's main entrance for well over a century now. Cate and I reckon that Eunice looks pretty unhappy - what with King Leopold IV roaring next to her and having to sit on a thistle all that time. She's not very comfortable.

We've been making up a story about her in which she demands to get down and the other things of the hospital have to help her. The trouble is that nothing seems quite throne-like enough for her when she does leave Leopold behind.

We've started reading our stories to some of the children we meet on the wards. Seven year old Iona on Ward 4 reckoned Leopold wasn't quite as fierce as he was making out. This is her drawing of him winking at Eunice!

Monday, August 12, 2013

How to make a story book

One day in July we had fun with a delightful girl called Joy who was very keen indeed to create stories. We stitched together a simple book and thoroughly enjoyed filling it with a story, taking turns to come up with ideas, to write, draw, colour in etc. The main character and her cat, Lily Savage, were the creation of Joy herself and Annabelle was such a great character that the ideas took off from there.

We look forward to seeing books two and three, as something very interesting is promised by the final page of book one - see below!