Sunday, 31 July 2011

I'm ready for my robot residency!

In preparation for my 3 day Robot residency at At-Bristol I have finally made my own cardboard robot!

What do you think?
I'm very much looking forward to seeing what creations are made over the next few days.
If you are around- please come and play!
I'll be doing 2 story sessions a day, where you meet Monkey & Robot at 11:30 & 2:30 and then 'Make your own Cardboard Robot' sessions are throughout the day 10-4pm- see you there!

Thursday, 28 July 2011

let's make a cardboard robot!

Roll up! Roll up! Come and make a cardboard Robot.  I am going to be in residence at At-Bristol (superduper science centre) next week and I need some monkey & roboteers to join in the fun!
Monday 1st August, not only marks the release date of book number 3 (Monkey & Robot : In the garden, a suprising story of some special seeds) but will also be my first of 3 days days as resident Monkey & Robot creator! Hurrah!
I'll be leading 2 short story sessions each day, at 11:30am & at 2:30pm where you can meet M&R and I'll shall an adventure or 2. Then I shall also be getting glueing and gooey making totally recycled robots! With the help of the live science team, and loads of marvellous bits from the scrapstore, we invite you to have a go!
More info here

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Monkey & Robot as you have never seen them before!

I've had a lovely afternoon with the reception class at Luckwell primary school today. I introduced them to M&R, talked to them about the stages involved in creating a book, and then gave then a sneak preview of book number 3 'In the garden' which thankfully went down very well. In fact, one boy, when I had finished reading said very loudly "I really liked that"! What a perfect audience! Hurrah!
I then worked with small groups, creating our own seed drawings, inspired by the story. I sadly have no photos of the incredible, hairy seed that grew into a hairy spider plant, or the perfect tomato plant with 12 delicious looking toms on it, not to mention the giraffe egg! I do however have, above, a quick snap of the activity the other children got on with whilst the small groups were with me. I did a massive picture of Monkey and Robot (50cm W by 250cm H) for them to do mega team colouring in and LOOK AT THE RESULTS! Woo Hoo what psychedelic creatures they are!
Much fun was had by all...well certainly by me anyway!

Am looking forward to going to At-Bristol for 3 days at the start of August as resident Monkey & Robot expert! We'll be reading stories and making our own cardboard Robots- can't wait!
Find out more HERE

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

The most beautiful wooden robot in the world...ever?

Felix and I were completely stunned when we received a very special email a couple of days ago. We were utterly moved by the devotion, care and creativity a little girl and her dad used, together to produce the most beautiful Robot you will ever see.

I don't think I need to say any more, apart from THANK YOU Duncan & Jenny. You are both amazing, and so is your Robot!

Painted wood Robot, with arms made using bendy plastic, with pipe cleaners inside.