Hi everyone! As though I didn’t already have enough to do, Manny has come up with this idea of a writing challenge. Actually, it was Vince’s idea first. He’s the marketing guy of the family. Manny needs your help getting the to kids that might want to write a story. To view Manny’s site click here.
Justin Beaver (JB) and I are friends. I live in California, and JB lives in Australia. We write blogs and talk to each other almost every day. We decided to write stories about our travels, but there are so many ways to write a story. We got confused. Would you help us write a story?
500 words or less
use at least one picture
Title: Manny’s Writing Challenge: Friends in Frankfurt
Topic: Stuffed animals, Manny and Justin Beaver travel to Frankfurt, Germany.
Plot: Manny and Justin have a whole city to explore and don’t know where to go.
Genre: You might write a fractured fairy tale, poetry, story of noises, naughty behavior, or even non-fiction, or something else if you like
Your story should have a theme.
Is this a story about character traits, like honesty or manners?
Are Justin and I developing self-esteem and growing up as they travel?
Did we have an argument?
Did something scary happen and we act bravely?
Please use these pictures taken by Justin’s mom, Mrs. Eternal Traveler. If you want to add more pictures you can. Make sure you give credit for them.
Publish your story on your blog, or send it to my mom, firstname.lastname@example.org., or post it in the comment section, if you want.
Please link back to my blog so that other people can read your story. I can’t wait to read YOUR stories about ME!
You can use my widget. I made them in several sizes, and you can post them on your website. Be sure to link back to my website in the URL of the picture so that others can join the writing challenge.
Mom asked me to write a book report for you today on the book Off the Leash: The Secret Life of Dogs by Rupert Fawcett. First of all I have to say thanks to Ute because she sent us this book for Christmas. I have never seen Mom and Dad laugh so hard in my life. Here is why they were laughing. It’s a comic book. Yeah, my parents read comic books.
My favorite page is p. 26. This page is so Kalev. I watch her do this every day. She lies on the couch on her blue blanket where she is supposed to be. Then she nuzzles her nose under whatever Mom or Dad is holding. The next thing you know she is sitting on their lap.
My friends and I loved this book because it was so funny, and it was about dogs. I love dogs, even Kalev. She thought Roo was a toy when we were sitting on the floor. Mom had to take Roo away from her and put all of us up here on the mantle. This is where we live. When Mom took Roo away, Kalev actually came after me, and messed up my Hawaiian necklace. I was scared for just a minute, but Kalev knows better than to mess with me. I won’t tell you what I did.
Anyway, this is an awesome book. It makes a great gift for a friend like Mom and Dad and me, and it would probably make a great gift for your friends who like dogs. Click here to see other books by Rupert Fawcett.
Please respond to my survey below.
One more thing I have to ask you. I’ve been thinking about doing a blog just like Justin Beaver does. You are all grown ups, and Mom is a grown up (most of the time). Would you read my blog? Would you follow it? I’ll put another survey up.
Here is the link to my new blog. Invite your kids to read and comment on it, too! 🙂
I am NOT afraid of clowns, but look into his eyes. Scary, huh?
I was really brave when this clown asked for volunteers. Justin didn’t want to come up with me, but I told him it would look silly on his website if he didn’t. So he came up, too. Justin is pretty cool.
I did not do stupid stuff, no matter what Justin or anyone else in Bruges says. I don’t think so. I have a good memory. I would remember something stupid. All I remember is that Poppe’s act was boring, and I got sleepy. I think the clown has chicken feet. It looks like they are going to fall off.