BeatBox

My ten year old son has taken up beatboxing. “I’m a beat boxer, Daddy!” He started yesterday and already sees his career on stage, in lights, on the talk shows. Can’t knock him for excising his creative urges so here’s an ode to his pursuit.

My son’s a beatboxer

Punching rhythm and base

Boom!

Shukka-crrsh-crrsh!

Rocksha!

Sees it as a career

Says he’s never felt freer

Now he only wants to be a

Beatboxer

Punching rhythm and base

Boom!

Shukka-crrsh-crrsh!

Rocksha!

Like shadow-boxing

Where you’re up against the wall

It’s rhyming, it’s timing

It’s giving your all

To be a beatboxer

Punching rhythm and base

Boom!

Shukka-crrsh-crrsh!

Rocksha!

Neat expressions on his face

He’s a champion in the race

To be the youngest ever ace

Beatboxer

Punching rhythm and base

Boom!

Shukka-crrsh-crrsh!

Rocksha!

Eric Wishbone and the Catastrophic Consequences

Eric Wishbone and the Catastrophic Consequences is Eric’s second adventure. A year later, in a small town called Vermington, the evil Mayor D’Ratte is forcing the town’s waste into the ground on an industrial scale in order to generate free electricity. Who would have thought forcing rubbish into the earth would lead to catastrophic consequences? By the time Miss Isle makes her appearance all is not what it seems and the mayor’s Army of Geddon has grown fat on the town’s garbage. It is ready to rise and conquer…and Eric Wishbone must save the country from evil and tyranny again.

Eric Wishbone – #2

Delighted to share news that Eric Wishbone and the Catastrophic Consequences is done and dusted – a sequel to Eric Wishbone and the Frozen Earth. Here is a reminder of ‘Frozen Earth’ before I post the blurb about ‘Catastrophic Consequences’…

Two Eric Wishbone books!

The first is Eric Wishbone and the Frozen Earth in which a boy called Eric Wishbone saves the word from being frozen forever by his head teacher. Her name is Miss Isle and uses mind-controlling ice cream to bring the country under her power – apart from Eric Wishbone and his friends  who (with the help of a talking Solar Bear from the other side of the sun), finally defeat her and her attempts at world domination.

More school visits planned.

Great news is that Eric Wishbone is becoming a local favourite – I attended another school event locally and children (and parents) saying how much they’re enjoying the mad characters in the book.

Another school visit planned before Easter and one further afield after Easter 🙂

In between, I’m writing Eric’s next adventure although I’m hoping to keep the details secret until book launch day. I can say that there are more than a couple of mad characters blocking Eric’s path to a quiet life…although secretly he enjoys it really!

Back soon,

Jonathan

School visits going down a storm :-)

Feeling a lot of happiness after taking Eric Wishbone on school visits to 3 different schools this month. The children have been so inspiring and creative! They seem to like the book too! We’ve concentrated on developing new characters and weaving those into a story, and also story structure which is quite difficult when you’re in yrs 4, 5, 6 at primary school. More planned for next month – in between getting my head down and completing the first draft of the next Eric Wishbone story! Bye for now.