Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Silly Stories For Everyone

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.

The End.

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."

The End

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.

My Neighbors' Dogs

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Book Review on Horns and Wrinkles

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.

Dealing With Dragons Book Review

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!

Grand Opening

Hello Everybody, and welcome to my creative corner.

When I made this blog I wanted to make it a world of fun and creative things, ideas, reviews, pictures, videos, and more. I think that everyone who comes to my blog, no matter what you look like, if you're a boy or a girl, if you like reading or dancing, you will love my blog. So welcome to Ev's Creative Corner. Let the fun and games begin!