More Animals

Here are a few more of the animals that have appeared in my stories. The artist, Christina Boon, has illustrated them delightfully, and added so much to their creation.

 

Here is the baby pirate elephant again who first appeared in Pizzas, Pirates and a Porcupine. He only has a small part in that book, but because so many people loved him (thank you Christina for such an inspired illustration) and commented about him on my Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Barbara-Godwin/104964359685061?fref=ts

he has been named Edward – with discussion on Facebook – and I am in the throes on working on his own story.

This is the original drawing. Christina has kindly done some more for me, even though the book isn’t yet ready!

 

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Edward goes travelling with his friend, the pirate chicken, in his own story. I think her name is Pegs, as she lays a lot of eggs on the way. Here she is:

 

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Animals have even crept in my book about the amazing machines.

Here is the Clop-a-Hopper from Mr McMarvel’s Amazing Machines. She does much to help Tim and Mr McMarvel’s robot, Rupert, although she has doesn’t like to be told what to do. Tim has to entice her out of the workshop so that they can rescue Mr McMarvel who has been kidnapped  by the villains…

 

 

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Here is the Unlock Anything Machine from Mr McMarvel’s Amazing Machines. Mr McMarvel designed a wasp with extra special abilities for the very important job of unlocking anything.

 

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And here is Matey, the pirate porcupine in Pizzas, Pirates and a Porcupine. She is befriended by Evie, who keeps her, but Dad will have to build her her own home out in the garden. Luckily Dad is a builder so this will be very easy for him!

 

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Mr McMarvel’s Amazing Machines

Here are some villains!

 

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See what Mr McMarvel, helper Tim and Rupert, the robot get up to.

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/mr-mcmarvel-s-amazing-machines

http://www.amazon.co.uk/McMarvels-Amazing-Machines-Barbara-Godwin-ebook/dp/B00B9DS4PK/ref=la_B00B9IN5N6_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383775135&sr=1-5

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/282536

Anyone like robots?

Here is Mr McMarvel’s friendly robot, Rupert:

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Lots of things happen to Rupert in Mr McMarvel’s Amazing Machines, which I am delighted to say is at this moment Number 1 in Kobo’s Children’s books featuring robots. http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/mr-mcmarvel-s-amazing-machines

Here are some of Mr McMarvel’s other inventions.

The Grunts, Squeaks and Scary Noises Machine:

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The Butter Your Toast Machine:

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The Doughnuts Without the Dough Machine:

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The Bouncing Nutty Locator:

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The Dappled Ice-Cream Maker

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What sort of machine would you invent?

Mr McMarvel’s Amazing Machines

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Mr McMarvel's Amazing Machines

Chapter 1
The Extra-Fast-Rollerblading Machine

The Extra-Fast-Rollerblading Machine swooped round the corner. Smoke and stars roared out of the back. It shot past Mr McMarvel’s workshop and rolled on down the road.
Tim bent forward, his face screwed up as he wrestled with the controls. The machine’s big boots stuck into his knees. He was going so fast he couldn’t swing the machine in the right direction.
The machine choked and stuttered. The machine slid sideways and upended Tim onto the pavement.
Mr McMarvel had invented the Extra-Fast-Rollerblading Machine for people who were in a hurry. Tim had been testing it out for two days now, and he was black and blue from falling off. He could operate the other machines in the workshop but not this one. Tim desperately wanted to be useful. In fact, secretly, he wanted to impress Mr McMarvel so that he would show him how to invent amazing machines. So far, Tim hadn’t the courage to ask him.
The wheels on the Rollerblades whirled madly at super express speed. They slowly came to a stop. Tim looked up. The name over the street door shone out in multi-coloured lights:
…MR MCMARVEL’S AMAZING MACHINES…