Saturday, 14 April 2007

What shall I be?

I recently signed up for an online class by Shimelle Laine. The class required us to be 'nostalgic' and think back to what we wanted to be when we grew up at different stages in our lives. Our first task was to produce a mini book written in the form of a children's story, complete with paper dollies to play the characters. I really enjoyed this project, especially since one of the things I had wanted to be when I grew up was a children's book writer! I am quite pleased with the finished result.
Here are the pages from it...

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin...In this little book I will tell you the story of a little girl who just didn't know what to be when she grew up and how she came to be the person that she is today...

There was once a little girl who dreamed of being in a rock and roll band. She just loved to sing along to her daddy's records and learned all the words she could. One day, her daddy bought here a little guitar to learn to play. But it just didn't sound like the music on the records when she strummed the strings.

When the little girl got a little bit older, she found that she loved nothing better than drawing pictures of the world around her. She looked at the pictures in her favourite story books and decided she would create her own little characters to tell funny stories about. Maybe she would write books for other children when she grew up?

As the little girl got older still, she discovered that drawing and colouring was just one little way of getting all those pictures out of her head. She tried lots of new things like painting little books, sculpting great big dragons, knitting little dollies and taking lots of interesting photos. She thought she might like to be an artist when she grew up.

But when the little girl got even older and wasn't really much of a little girl at all anymore, she realised that finding out about people and places and the way the world worked was such an interesting thing to do. She wanted to talk about her ideas with anyone who would listen! Perhaps she should be a politician when she grew up?

When the little girl was definitely not a little girl any longer she knew that she had to go out into the big wide world and make her own way. She decided that she would try to teach other children about the things she had learned on her journey and help them to do the best they could on their own journey's through life...

But the girl knew that for her to be truly happy, she should always try to be as creative as she could be, because after all, life has no magic without a little imagination.


  1. Your book is beautiful!!! great story :)

  2. Wow!! Chloe that book is just scrumptious, I absolutely love it!

  3. This is fantastic! The book looks amazing :)

    You know, I never really knew what I wanted to be and daydreamed about different things I could be and ended up teaching!

  4. wow your book is fab! I really like the way you have done the writing on jounraling strips. Gorgeous!

  5. i love your book. awesome job!

  6. Wow! You did an amazing job on this! Love it!