The Lego Story
Have you ever written a story? I’ve sort of done that. What I did was design a book cover for a book that’s made up.
The author is Troy Burn which is my fake name. It’s called The Lego Story. It’s about Lego people and what they do for a living. Its got 1 award called The Awesomest Book of 2011-2012. It’s really funny.
If you have ever created a cover for a book or written a story then please tell me in a comment.
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This is a monster I created. I call it Ghostfish. Here’s what I heard it say last night.
“Wow! That was the best super cablamo awesome weird monster party bash ever!! But I’m tired now. Time for bed plus I’m wearing my nightcap already so I’m all ready for sleep. Sleep ….. come and get me …. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.”
[12 hours later - shhhh ... I have a security camera focused on his nest just in case he makes any plans for total world domination]
”Wow, that was a good sleep, so it’s time to get dressed. I just need to put my ghouly sock on my tail because I have to look stylish before I scare people. Now, for breakfast! Slurp. Slurp. My pancookies are delicious especially blender style. They are so good being sipped with a straw. Oh no! I’m going to be late … for scaring people. I think I’ll head to the park and scare some adults. My record last time was 25! It’s way more fun with the adults because the children at the playground really don’t know what fear is. I hope those kids grow up soon.”
This is my other monster called Bunnysaur. Guess what I heard him say in his job interview for a police air scout? He really wants to use his enormous beak to knock out crime …. and other people if he’s allowed.
“Wow, my feet are big! But that means I’m really lucky. Thanks to my feet, I can hop in the air and fly. When I’m flying, I feel faster than sound with the wind whistling in my ear and I pass objects in a blur. Yes, I’m just that speedy. My wing span is as big as a tour bus and with my bird’s eye view I feel INVINCIBLE! I get all my energy from eating cold chicken noodle soup that I steal from people when they make it and let it cool. Wait …. that wasn’t me … that could have been anybody. Forget the soup. I think you should know that I like to rap in the suburbs and say, ‘Word. Yo dog’. Criminals are always drawn to that kind of stuff. You won’t find an air scout better than me! So, did I make it? Did I get the job? Before you answer that think carefully about whether you want your head pecked off … or not.”
I’m glad I have these two monsters under surveillance. Hey, Ghostfish just picked up a car! That’s a sudden movement. Gotta go. Remember keep your distance from these two. Don’t trust Bunnysaur even if he says he’s working for the police. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
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I don’t have too many memories of reading for the first time but I think I was read tiny picture books. My mom & dad read to me because they are the only people who were there to read to me. I’m not quite sure where I was read to but I think I was read to in bed because I like to read there today. I don’t remember how I learned to read but I think I learned in kindergarten because that’s when lots of people learn to read.
My whole family likes to read. I like to read fiction books before bed. My dad likes to read his book in his free time, my sister reads before bed and my mom reads with my brother for his home reading. I especially like to read before bed because it makes me fall asleep easier and it’s really comfy.
Sometimes when I don’t know what the word in a book means I still keep reading and I try to sound it out. Reading is a way to calm yourself and you can learn from it with non-fiction. I like the Percy Jackson series because it had lots of action. I really like to read fiction/adventure because I find them very interesting.
Reading has helped me by letting me understand written words so I can read instructions. Once I start reading its hard for me to stop (when I find something I like). Some advice to readers is to take a breath after every period.
image: Dog Intelligence by alicejamieson
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Little Big Planet is really fun. I have Little Big Planet and Little Big Planet 2, but I prefer Little Big Planet 2 because it has more power-ups. In this game you complete levels, dress up your sack person, create levels, slap friends and kill monsters.
In both Little Big Planet and Little Big Planet 2 there are some stories such as Metal Gear Solid and Pirates of the Caribbean where you can have power ups. You get the Paintinator (a paintball gun) in Metal Gear Solid. While you’re equipping the Paintinator, you can super jump when you aim down and jump at the same time. In Pirates of the Carribean, the scuba gear power-up lets you breath underwater.
In Little Big Planet 2 there is the Grapple Hook that you get
in Divinci’s Hideout. The Creatonator is a tool that lets you shoot stuff from your head and you get it in Victoria’s Bakery. In the Factory of a Better Tomorrow you get the Grabonator which lets you lift grabable heavy objects to move them out of the way so you can continue your journey.
Power-ups make the game more interesting because it’s basically like having super powers. Sometimes I even dress my sack person up as Spiderman so he looks like a superhero when he uses the grapple hook. It kind of looks like he’s spinning a web!
So are you looking for a strategy game that’s both easy and hard? Try Little Big Planet!
Image: Little Big Planet by beverlyislike
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Angry Birds Seasons is really fun because a new type of level is created for each big holiday like Christmas, Halloween, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, and summer vacation. The new one for Halloween 2012 takes place in a cemetary and is called Ham O’ ween. Don’t you think that’s hilarious? Pigs + Halloween = Ham O’ween! It’s got a new bird which I call the “Pumpkin bird”. When you fling and tap it, it turns into a big orange ball which acts like the big burgundy bird and can crush lots of stuff. When it inflates, it has two little feathers coming out of its head which makes it look like a giant pumpkin. You get the pumpkin bird in the 4th level. If you can get it into a small area like a tunnel before it puffs up automatically, then BOOM!!! it explodes into a big, massive ball and causes a lot of damage.
In Ham O’ ween there are also black pumpkins that act like TNT boxes. These are mixed in with the pigs you are trying to crush. They blow up on impact , so it’s a good idea to aim red birds at them because these are the weakest birds and they don’t do a lot of damage on their own. You can know rocks on them as well to blow them up.
Some of the Halloween pigs are all of the regular pigs but some are hung by wire and have sheets on their heads to look like ghost pigs. Some have pumpkin tops for hats and others are hiding in pumpkins with carved eye holes for them to see through.
I think that it’s a very creative game that challenges you to use different angles to slingshot birds to hit pigs in the right places.
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On Halloween, guess how much candy I got trick-or-treating. Not as much as you! Why? Because I participated in Halloween for Hunger.
Now you’re probably wondering what this is. It’s where you trick-or-treat for food donations for the food bank instead of candy. Lots of people need to use the food bank in Canada including my community. 1 in 6 families in my country don’t make enough money to pay for groceries. 28% of the Canadians who use the food bank are kids and 51% of people are families with children. Halloween for Hunger was created by Free the Children which is a Canadian organization that wants to help those in need who can’t afford to have a home, feed their families, and buy other things most of us have. Lots of people in Canada can’t have these things because they live in poverty. Yes, poverty exists even in Canada. Free the Children also helps people all around the world.
I went to We Day 2011 which is hosted by Free the Children. When I was there, I learned about how many people in the world need things I can afford. I am very lucky to have a home, food, video games, a bed and shelter. When I accepted that ticket, it didn’t just mean I could go to We Day, it meant I would commit to doing local and global actions to make the world a better place because everyone deserves to have their basic needs met. Participating in Halloween for Hunger is a local action because it helps people on Vancouver Island.
When I started my Halloween for Hunger trick-or-treating, I wasn’t really sure I wanted to do it because let’s face it I was worried about my candy supply, but as it filled up I became more confident about doing this. It felt great helping those in need and I was so proud of the full wagon. After the wagon filled up, I was allowed to trick-or-treat for candy, but I said “no” because I didn’t feel like it. I was happy with what I did and I already had some candy because some people gave it to me anyway because they liked what I was doing.
If you’ve done a local/global action your proud of please leave it in a comment.
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