Beware the Lokis of March!
Some of them are dogs
This month, I learned that young people apparently think gifs are only for the elderly. Which means I am obviously honour bound to issue this greeting at the start of today’s newsletter.
Also this month I got to meet a lot of amazing fellow kids in World Book Week (and beyond) at various schools around London - and some lovely (and tolerant) librarians!
Author pals, if you want recommendations of some brilliant schools to visit, give me a shout, I sampled some wonderful ones. And one of the schools gave me some homemade cakes..
World Book Week also meant I saw some truly excellent Loki costumes! Here are a couple of my favourites - thanks to Sonny and Yuvi and their parents for permission to share their incredible costumes!
Here we see that God!Loki is plotting something devious…
And here he is with his personal throne. My Loki wants to know where HIS throne is?
This Loki is ready to cause some serious trouble and he has the books to prove it
And now he’s turning into a dog! Oh no! He might get loose in the playground!
Writing tip of the day
Recently I got stuck on a short story and I was confronted with the fact that I often give out tips and don’t always actually act on them myself. So here’s one I DID use - I tried telling the story as a silent comic. It was VERY HARD. But it really helped me work out the important action of the story. (More on that story when it’s not secret. It’s a non-Loki story.)
I had to postpone my event at the Leicester children’s comedy festival because I was sick (boo). But now I’m better (yay!). So I’ll be there on April 4th - free tickets here, if Leicester is handy enough for you!
Joke of the day
This one, from my mate Ned on twitter:
You can see more of his excellent jokes in the Beano!
Horrifying monstrosity of the day
I found some ghost vomit. Now you have to see it too. Hahahahaha not sorry.
Loki doodle of the day
A young artist at Egham library created this Loki. Georgina would like a word! (Thor’s used to it.)
Gratuitous dog pic of the day
Buffy says where is her bacon?
Book of the day
If you’d like to learn more about norse mythology, I highly recommend Carolyne Larrington’s new one, The Norse Myths that Shape the way we Think.
I’ve already recommended Jamie by LD Lapinski but heads up that, if you’re quick, you can get a signed copy here!
GET YOUR LUVVERLY LOKIS HERE!
Reminder: you can preorder a signed and doodled copy of Loki book three here!
See you next month!