In the spirit of keeping my blog updated with things I have written I thought it time to post the first part of my second picture book entitled Absolutely No, Joe! This is a story about a boy who does not heed his parents warnings and suffers the consequences of disobedience. This is just a snippet of the project.
I have also been playing with the idea of remaning it ‘Definately No Joe’ - hmm same number of syllables but I’m not sure whether it is any easier to say. Or Certainly No, Joe! Or just No, Joe! Well guess this could go on for a while! Consider Absolutely No, Joe! the working title!
Absolutely No, Joe!
Page 6 This little boy Joe, is a child we know
Who won’t listen when he is told NO!
Page 7 While Mum iced the cake
That Joe had helped make,
He asked to show Dad what they’d done
Page 8 “The cakes not to show.
Absolutely no, Joe!
If you drop it we’ll have no desert.”
Page 9 When Mum wasn’t looking,
Joe sneaked off with their cooking
To show Dad the cake they had made.
Page 10 But he tripped on the mat
And the cake landed SPLAT
Right on top of his head.
Page 11 Seeing Joe had been bad,
Made Mum really mad.
She reminded Joe what she said.
Page 12 “The cake wasn’t to show.
I said Absolutely No, Joe!
Now you’ll have to get in the bath.”