March 1st, 2012
I had so many terrific entries for the quignog competition that it was hard to choose a winner. So today I am going to put up the ones that DIDN’T win, to show you how good they are!
Some of them fall into the older children category, and some into the younger. Most are drawings, but there are a few written entries too. So sit back and enjoy them.
Here’s an extract from Annwen Roberts’ description of a quignog:
[Extract only] I imagine the quignog light purple with pink spots, and two wavy, string-like strands on top of his head and large black eyes. They roll back when the quignog is angry. He has four short, stout legs that have four bluntish claws on each foot or paw. His mouth has no teeth inside it and his tongue is a faded pink. He knows a few human words, wander, look and fight are three of them. He makes grunting and squealing noises. He lumbers about and never knows where he’s going! He eats any kind of leaf, even poison ivy. Nothing he eats ever affects him! He’s absent minded sometimes, but he’s extremely polite. He often seems mad as he trips over a lot and seems to be blind.’
And here’s an extract from Georgia Musolino’s entry:
[Extract only] Have you ever seen the eyes of a painting follow your every move? Or perhaps you’ve caught a glimpse of the graceful ballerina in your jewellery box cracking some wild moves like a rockstar at the end of an epic concert? Or maybe, if you’re lucky, you may have even see the sparkling stars wink at you on a peaceful night. If you have, don’t worry, for you’re in the presence of the amazing quignog. Not many people have even heard of this unusual creature, let alone experienced and seen this shape shifter’s mischievous and extremely risky ways. In fact, only a handful of people have actually seen the true form of a quignog.’
I hope you’re beginning to see why it was so hard to pick a winner!