The winner of the picture book prompt went to Louise Gallagher.
Orvill the Cat sat on Jake the Dog’s mat.
Thank you Louise the children thought this simple sentence would make an awesome picture book idea. I hope I did it justice and I thank each and every one of you for commenting and leaving a prompt. I really had fun with this one.
Please stop over at Louise’s site and introduce yourself she is an amazing, inspiring woman and I have only just started following her blog Dare boldly. Louise’s motto….. inspiring acts of grace in everyday living.
Enjoy the story and remember it is only a rough draft I have worked on it for about a week and I do feel the manuscript still needs some tweaking. But that’s all part of the fun.
by Kath Unsworth
A bossy grey cat sat on the dog’s mat.
The little white dog, yapped and yapped.
“You can’t do that! I can’t sleep.”
The smart dog found a new sleeping place.
An orange plump hen clucked.
“What a disgrace! I can’t sleep.”
This pushy bird perched high on some hay.
A brown skinny calf mooed.
“Please go away! I can’t sleep”
Our tired little calf found another shed.
Whilst a pink rounded pig snorted.
“Get out of my bed! I can’t sleep.”
The proud pig lay down on some soft lovely wool.
Then a black fluffy sheep, baa’d.
“This will not do! I can’t sleep.”
The weary sheep dropped to his knees by the pond.
A colourful duck quacked LOUDLY.
“This is all wrong!”
She quacked and she quacked until the moon rose high, the noise from the farm was a deafening cry.
“We all can’t sleep!”
Until Jake the dog sighed.
“Quiet! We don’t want to start another big riot!”
He went back to the cat on his mat.
“Why did you take my mat, like that?”
The cat hung his head in sorrow and shame.
“There’s a horrible giant spider, that is to blame.”
Jake asked the spider if it could leave the cats bed.
“I only sat here for a rest,” he said.
Jake helped the spider get back to his ceiling.
Now the cat and the dog, the hen and the calf, our pig and the sheep and the duck all went back to dreaming.
The very next evening, they heard that cat shriek.
“Eek! There’s a slug in my bed and I can’t sleep!”