Cinemagic asked me to deliver a story making workshop based around Dr Seuss's books, with 15 children aged 7-10 in Lisburn's Island Art Centre. We all worked together to make a spin-off story about a turtle called Mack from Dr Seuss' book Yurtle the Turtle.
Our new story was draw on a huge roll of paper first and then transformed into individual books. Some participants included writing, whilst others opted for illustrated books. Everyone made a front cover using colourful foam sheets.
So our story begins...
Here is Mack, the turtle who won his freedom from the controlling, power hungry, Yurtle the Turtle.
With Mack's new found freedom, he made his way along the sweetie path and arrived at Sweetie Land. There are all sorts of characters there to greet him; lolly ladies, liquorice lads and jelly angels.
He makes his way up ice cream mountain, gathers speed as he swirls towards the top and zooms off into outer space!
He passes many planets, galaxies, shooting stars and... aliens who start attacking him! A battle between turtle and alien continues until... Mack uses Cola to make the aliens burp and pass out. (Random!)
He spots a time machine and heads straight for it. The time machine transports him back in time, just in time for dinner. And what a feast it is!
Here is the full story with its creators.
The group work on their individual story books, making sure to title their story!