so Iwas browsing and I found these pics. I also had some cute ones already and I thought hey why not have a caption contest. so here are the pictures you just have to comment with your captions and i will choose my faves
( I am adding my own captions for these as examples) ha been there done that
I know I have not written to you in a long time. I have a question. I have noticed some streets are cat streets, and some streets are dog streets. Which kind do you live on? Also, the results of my old poll: Roald Dahl won. Nutmeg is still as crazy as before, and our neighbors got another dog, so they have three now, and over all they have had at least five. His name is Brownie, and he is a hound dog. He barks all the time. That is all for now, and I promise to write again soon.
This is BuddyVille Times. Me and my dad have been working on it for the past many months. We hope you like it! We may do more. If you like it, tell us. Then we WILL do more.
BuddyVille is the town that my stuffed animals live in. All the reporters are stuffed animals. I'm the mayor. My dad and my mom and other relatives are celebrities and important people. This is its newspaper.
Songs From the Science Frontier is my dad's current project. He is raising money on kickstarter and would appreciate it if you pledged anywhere from $5 to $2,000. Thanks, hope you pledge. We're counting on you.
Mossclan, by Simba Lion
Lately, dogs have been absent from most activities. Our furry canine friends have gone to a camp called Mossclan. Inspired by a series of books called Warriors, about cats, one of our many dogs in Buddyville, Corduroy, asked Mayor Evalyn Harper why dogs couldn't have any fun. So Evalyn arranged this camping trip just for them.
Nutmeg Attacks! by Cupid and Sniffer Dog
Residents of Buddyville, we all know the Harper family now has a dog. We suggest you run for cover if you see her. Here is a description of her: short, black and brown, ever wagging tail, pink collar, floppy ears, and very short curly hair.
Buddyville Funfest, by Francis Tiger
Party! Party! Party! That's what I feel like doing. And why, you ask? Because Buddyville Funfest is coming up. This fun-filled festival has fun for the whole family. Mom, dad, the kids, even tiny baby will have fun.
Home Cooking For the Whole Family, with Shasta and Peppermint Dog
What you need: Colored icing - red, yellow, orange; one box cookie mix (sugar); one bag of carmel chips; and sunshine shaped cookie cutters
What you do: Take a handful of carmel chips and put in mix. Mix it up, cut into suns, bake them for one hour and thirteen minutes. Then apply icing.
The Book of Names, by Dewey Decimal
In Buddyville, we have just elected a new mayor, Evalyn Harper. Evalyn has decided to start making a book called The Book of Names. Inspired by a series of books, this book will hold all the names, addresses, and important information about the citizens of Buddyville.
In this book you will meet a girl named Ottoline, her best friend, Mr. Munroe, a yellow cat, a cockatoo named Clive, a bear, a mouse named Robert who Mr. Munroe came across in the kitchen last Tuesday, and many other odd or peculiar or just regular normal people.
A string of burglaries has taken place in Big City, and precious lapdogs are disappearing. Who is behind this crime wave? Ottoline and Mr. Munroe can figure it out with a little help from some friends and a clever plan.
I really like this book. I've read it seven times! When I first got it, I finished it in a day. This is one of my favorite books because - #1, it is a mystery and I love mysteries; #2, there are lots of funny jokes; #3, the illustrations are cool; and #4, you just feel like you're actually there with them when you read it, and it's very funny.
If you like mysteries, mice, lapdogs, hairy bog creatures from Norway, strange collections, or figuring out things, you'll love Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell.
I'm going to Camp Inquiry, I'm going to Camp Inquiry!
The reason I'm going to Camp Inquiry is because my dad is going to teach the kids how to write a song.
It's going to be fun! It's going to be fun! It's going to be fun! It's going to be fun!
I'm leaving this Sunday. It's my first time on a plane! I'll be there a whole week!
I've started packing already. Tomorrow is when we're supposed to start packing, but I couldn't wait! I'm going to my grandma's tomorrow and she's going to help me shop for new shoes, and possibly a hat for camp.
You remember my Warriors book #1 book review. Well, I finished reading book #2. It is called Fire and Ice, by Erin Hunter. Wind Clan has returned to their own territory. Shadow Clan has a new leader. And Firepaw is now known as the warrior Fireheart. There are lots of things I want to tell you but I can't tell you because I'd be giving away the story. Anyway, if you read book #1 and you love it, you'll love book #2.
These books are about mystery, cats, love, and lots of other things, but mostly they're about Fireheart.
Goodbye for now, and make sure to read books #1 and #2 of the Warriors series.
P. S. I give #1 ten stars out of ten. I give #2 ten stars out of ten.
If you like cats, adventure, and daring, you will like the Warriors series. This book review is about book 1, Into the Wild.
This book is about a cat named Rusty, who is owned by humans. One day Rusty goes out into the woods to hunt. He meets three cats named Graypaw, Lionheart, and Bluestar. They are members of the Thunderclan, which is one of the four clans. Bluestar is the leader of Thunderclan, and she knows that Thunderclan needs more warriors.
Rusty starts training to be a Thunderclan warrior. His name changes to Firepaw.
Shadowclan is getting stronger. Windclan has dissapeared. Waterclan has given hunting rights to Shadowclan. Thunderclan is in grave danger. And the fifth clan, Starclan, a group of dead warriors from the four clans, has given the message: Fire alone can save our clan.
Goodbye for now, and make sure to read Warriors: Into the Wild!
This was the Showstoppers 25th Annual Dance Recital. Here are some pictures that me and my mom took. My mom took the first and I took the second two.
This is me in my dance costume for ballet. I danced to the song "Little Liza Jane."
This is my friend Julia in her ballet costume. She danced to the song, "Mandy."
The girl in the middle is one of my student teachers. (They aren't looking at the camera, are they?)
My other two dances were tap and jazz. Jazz had a pink outfit with sparkles and a zebra print mini-skirt, pink wristlets, and a matching scrunchie. (It was the only one that was comfortable.)
My tap costume was almost all red, even though the song was "Brown Eyed Girl." I don't get that! I mean, it's a red costume to the song "Brown Eyed Girl!" Shouldn't it be brown? What do you think? It also has a small leopard print jacket and a leopard print hat with red feathers. (The hat chokes you!) I'm glad we're done with that costume. Good riddance!
My ballet costume, you saw, but what you don't know is it was so itchy I wanted to jump out of my own skin! Just kidding - it was so itchy a few of the girls started scratching in the middle of the dance (on practice night).
The last picture was of the finale. It had tap, jazz, and a dance called "lyrical," which is like jazz and ballet mixed together. In the picture you saw the jazz group.
Mrs. Tracy, who runs Showstoppers, told everyone on practice night that this was the biggest finale that Showstoppers had ever had. It had thirty five girls in it! It was awesome!!
If you get the impression that I do not like dance from this, you are wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong!
These stories were made by me and my dad in the car on the way to the second annual Jiggle Jam festival in Kansas City. I had just gotten a new book called Fun Folio, by Cranium. The book came with some cards that had activities that you and a friend could do together. You had to pass your Fun Folio Doodler (which is a notebook) back and forth and one person would write some of the story, and the next person would write some more. Our first story had to have a crazy new invention, a pepperoni pizza, and a rocket ship.
Story number one is called...
"The Mad Scientist, the Pizza Boy, and the Rocket Ship."
Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a mad scientist was putting the finishing touch on his crazy new invention, when the pizza boy brought him a pepperoni pizza. "Hang around," said the scientist through a mouthful of pepperoni. "Watch what happens when I flip this switch." Then a rocket ship zoomed through the laboratory and took away his invention. "Never mind," said the scientist.
"Whee!" said the pizza boy. He was riding the rocket. He reached in through a porthole and flipped the switch on the mad scientist's crazy invention. A pop was issued, then a bang. Then a book popped out. The pizza boy opened the book. It was instructions, oddly enough, for how to pilot the rocket ship.
"Weird," said the scientist. Then a dog came up and bit his butt.
The pizza boy, reading quickly, figured out how to fly the ship back in time five minutes. He snatched some dog food out of the scientist's back pocket. That time the dog took the pizza. The pizza boy flipped the switch and a book came out that told how to train a dog. He told the dog to sit, stay, and drop it.
The boy and the scientist ate the pizza (after parking the ship). Then, the dog walked away and dropped a note on the ground. He climbed into the rocket ship and flew away with the mad scientist's contextual book generating machine. The scientist was sad, but happy that all the silliness was over.
As for the pizza boy, he was inspired to invent and went home to work on an idea for an automatic pizza delivery bike.
P.S. The dog's note said, "Dear Mad Scientist and Pizza Boy, you are very nice. I need my rocket ship back. Yours sincerely, Dog."
The next story had to have a famous movie star, a puppy, and a piano. It is called...
"The Movie Star and the Talking Puppy"
Once upon a time, in the glitz and glam of Hollywood, a down and out movie star was looking for work. Her name was Peggy Jean. Peggy Jean stepped into the office of movie mogul W. C. Shineybutt.
"Whadduya want?" said Shineybutt. "Well out with it, girlie. I ain't got all day. My piano tuner is due here any moment."
Just then a piano fell through the ceiling. That was the end of Shineybutt. The phone rang. Peggy thought it might be a movie producer. She wondered if she should pick it up.
Then a puppy answered it. "How weird," thought Peggy.
"Shineybutt ain't here," said the puppy. "He just got squished by a falling piano." Then he looked at Peggy Jean and said, "What are you looking at? Ain't you never seen a talking pup? I'm Shineybutt's secretary, Rex. Who are you?"
"Peggy Jean," said Peggy. "Nice to meet ya, Rex. I'm an actress, looking for work. Do you know of any parts for me?"
"Yup," said Rex. "Go down the street. Take a left, then a right. Straight six steps, take a left, green and pink, strange place. Ya just can't miss it."
Peggy Jean followed the puppy's odd directions and found the pink and green building. Inside, a movie crew was setting up to film a scene. The director shouted, "Where's my star actress?"
"She can't come," said her assistant.
"Because she was bit by a puppy carrying a piano."
"Hello, Sir," said Peggy. "Could I be in your movie?"
"Put her in!" shouted the director.
When the movie came out it was a big hit, and Peggy became a huge star.
Six years later, the director got a note from Peggy. It said, "The dog's name is Rex."
I hope you like our stories. Let us know by leaving a comment. The red writing is what I wrote. The blue writing is what my dad wrote. These super-silly short stories are stories that I recommend that you share with your family and friends.
This book, called Horns and Wrinkles, by Joseph Helgerson, is about a girl and her cousin. Her cousin mysteriously grows the horn of a rhinoceros in place of his nose. The girl meets water trolls, rock trolls, an old lady and her brother, and her great great great great uncle in a quest to get her cousin back from the rock trolls and restore her family and friends, a dog, and a bird, who had been turned into stone, back to their normal states.
This book deserves ten stars out of a ten star rating.
If you like adventures, magic, and trolls, you'll like Horns and Wrinkles.
This book, called Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede, is about an improper princess who is being forced to marry a very dim-witted prince. She meets a talking frog who tells her to go to a hovel down a dirt road and she will find people who will help her with her problem. It turns out that inside the hovel is a lair of dragons that live inside the mountain that the hovel is set upon. When the princess gets there, one dragon wants to eat her, but the others think she should become somebody's princess. A dragon named Kazul offers to take her for her princess. Cimorene meets new friends, three princesses who are also dragon's princesses. She deals with wizards, witches, and magical birds. A dragon named Warog, who wants to be king, makes a plot with some wizards who want the king's crystal, which is like a crystal ball, but instead is more like a crystal plate. Cimorene and her new friends all find happily ever afters. You can read this book to find out how.
Out of ten stars, I will give this book ten stars!
This book is about adventure, romance, magic, and mystery. If you love any of those four things, you'll love Dealing With Dragons!