Decorated with shiny silver dots, like little moons!
In this third book in the Dotty Detective series, best pals Dot and Beans are on a school trip to Adventure Camp. There are zip wires and moonlight walks and marshmallows to toast by the campfire… but OH NO there are mysterious, mischievous goings-on in pursuit of the much-coveted Ace Adventurers Prize. Its a case for the Join the Dots Detectives!
an unusual first class bear
This has been a VERY difficult secret to keep under my hat, or should I say behind my large white rosette…
Gosh I haven’t been busy with this blog for the longest time…
like a Reliant Robin sitting on the drive under it’s cosy winter car cover (one careful lady owner).
But what a party to get back into the driving seat for – Publication Day for Mango and Bambang: Tiny Tapir Trouble, by Polly Faber and me.
Are you a compulsive doodler?
I don’t mean the kind of informal drawing that artists sometimes call doodles. That’s lightweight.
I mean the almost unconscious wiggles, swirls and dots on the back of an envelope while you’re on the phone;
filling in alternate squares on grid paper to make a checky tiled effect.
(I HUGELY recommend graph paper, or old fashioned school exercise books)
I think it oddly combines letting your mind drift, and helping it to concentrate.
Dot’s a doodler. I have found it the easiest thing in the world to share this trait with my invented character.
I wonder what our doodles reveal about us, though – our personalities, our subconscious. I’ve shown you ours – will you show us yours?
I’lll psychoanalyse them for free!
introducing Beans and McClusky
Meet Dot’s best pal Beans and TOP DOG McClusky, fellow members of the Join The Dots Detectives.
This is the contents of Beans’ shoebox of treasures.
The least said about his PE prowess the better, but Beans is funny, loyal and brilliantly inventive. His homemade periscope is very cool indeed, an essential gadget in their detecting kit.
And then there’s McClusky, Dot’s dog. He’s a rough-coated terrier with a great liking for big sticks and pink wafers.
Many a mystery would be a hopeless case without him sniffing out the vital clues.
He has many other skills, too…
Tomorrow, a very serious and intellectual analysis of DOODLING…