So, I set out to write a bedtime story. To begin with I tried writing a story that would help children go to sleep, but it just made me feel tired. Then I played around with rhyme and decided that I was never going to be another Julia Donaldson.
Then finally, I just kicked back, put my feet up, and with my son's help made up a funny story about dogs, based on a crazy conversation the he had with a friend of mine about getting a dog. You see he really wants a dog. A pug. This is how the story starts. Please let me know what you think.
I want a dog.
Having a dog would be the best thing in the world.
The trouble is that my sister Molly wants a dog too.
Why is this a problem?
because we want different dogs.
I want a pug. I would call him Jimmy, or her Jemima.
I love pugs because they are funny and cute. I love the way they waddle around, like a penguin.
But my sister Molly wants a Husky called Harvey.
"Why do you want a Husky?" I ask her.
"Because they are so big, furry, and soft," she says.
Dad says, "don't worry, we can get a Pusky." He's a bit of a joker my Dad.
"Or a Hug" says Mum, joining in.
Karen lives and works in Bridport Dorset. She is currently working on her third book in the Abbotsbury Series, books for children aged 8-12.