Children’s author Vivian French launched Reading Force activity at Colinton Primary School, Edinburgh, in March.
Vivian, who has written over 300 books, including The Cherry Pie Princess and Robe of Skulls, became an author later in life as she was told at school she was no good at writing!
At Colinton she told the children ‘You’re all authors,’ and guided them to create characters and conjure up their own story, asking what could happen next and giving pointers on what makes a good tale.
The youngsters came up with a wonderful idea about Jeffrold, an anxious tiger and were challenged to complete the story. Here are some of the fantastic stories written by Colinton children…
With special thanks to Vivian French and Louise Hill.
UNICORN’S MISSING PIZZA by Sanjana P5
PIPPY THE PENGUIN AND HIS PIZZA PROBLEM by Danicka P7
TIGGY’S PIZZA IS MISSING by Kain P4
THE PAZZAZ PIZZA! by Sadie Adams P7
TILLY AND TOM’S PIZZA WEDDING GONE WRONG by Jessica Johnson P4
THE LOST FOX by Ella Gordon P6
MIDNIGHT THE UNICORN’S MISSING PIZZA by Caitlin Lewis P7
MEL THE SQUIRREL AND THE MISSING NUTS by Kemu P5
THE ZOMBIE VOLCANO by Kaden P6