Author Archives: Archive

Maverick Books

Grandma Bendy Does Some Gardening

G.B here!

Here’s another ‘Big Idea’ blog and this time I tried gardening.

I noticed that lots of people in my road just didn’t have the time to prune, trim and mow their gardens.  Life is so busy nowadays.  So I thought I would start a gardening service.

Being bendy and stretchy is very useful when gardening.  It means I can reach up high to water the hanging baskets and then be watering the flower beds at the same time.

I am slowly making my way down the road and helping people in their gardens if they want me to.  It is such good fun and a great way to spend time outdoors!

Signing off

G.B. x

 

 

Read More
Maverick Books

The Royal Scoop: The Twin Guests

The Jelly That Wouldn’t Wobble

Reported by the Royal Jelly Journalist

 

The Twins Story

“On the day of Princess Lolly’s birthday celebration me and  Tim were enjoying watching the jugglers when they brought the jelly in.”

“Corr it was GLORIOUS, wasn’t it Jim.”

“It sure was Tim.  So we were really looking forward to a wibbly wobbly jelly but…”

“It refused to wobble!  Now when her Highness announced an award for the person who made it wobble, me and Tim thought…”

“We thought we would rock the table.  You know force it to wobble.”

“But that stubborn jelly still wouldn’t wobble.  It’s a shame as we both would have enjoyed those chocolate sovreigns!”

 

Read the next witness account in the next issue of The Royal Scoop.

Or find out sooner by buying the bookThe Jelly That Wouldn’t Wobble‘.

 

 

Read More
Maverick Books

Grandma Bendy on Dustbin Duty

G.B here.

Just got back from my first job since what happened in my book Grandma Bendy.

I had noticed how there seems to be litter everywhere and the poor bin men seemed to be struggling to cope.  All the bins had been knocked over or moved…

So anyway I got up really really early (it was still dark) and set about putting the dustbins back in the right place and putting any rubbish back in them.  I stretched and twisted, getting every little scrap of rubbish.

By the time the dustbin lorry came, the road was all pristine and the dustbin men could easily empty all the bins.  We wished each other good morning and then they headed off to do the rest of the town.

Made me feel really good knowing that I’d helped.

Cheerio

G.B

Read More
Maverick Books

The Royal Scoop – The Oldest Guest

The Jelly That Wouldn’t Wobble

Reported by the Royal Jelly Journalist

 

Account of the Oldest Guest

“Well I remember it like it was yesterday…I think.  Back in the old day when I was a nipper I used to help in the Royal kitchens.  We used to make jelly by the ton but i’ll tell you what – it never talked back.

It’s the youngsters of today.  Have no respect.  Even the jelly is refusing to do the one thing jelly is supposed to do.  It is all this rebelling against the norm.

So I did what all rule abiding OAPs would do – I prodded it with my walking stick.

It didn’t work.  Wouldn’t have happened it my day – jelly’s had more respect!”

 

Read the next witness account in the next issue of The Royal Scoop.

Or find out sooner by buying the book ‘The Jelly That Wouldn’t Wobble‘.

 

 

Read More
Maverick Books

Grandma Bendy’s Big Idea!

Hello everyone!

Those of you that have read my children’s book Grandma Bendy (named after me!) you will know about my big idea.

After a life of crime I decided to start using my bendiness for the better.  I want to be able to help people and so I thought I would tell you all about it in my blog.

So keep an eye out for my blogs!

Ta ta

G.B. x

Read More
Maverick Books

The Royal Scoop

The Jelly That Wouldn’t Wobble

Reported by the Royal Jelly Journalist

 

The Culprit

Princess Lolly’s 89th birthday party was a date on everyone’s calendar and with hundreds of people invited it was set to be a huge event.

However after a main course of compliant foods, the guests were looking forward to the cook’s special…The Birthday Jelly.

It was carried in between two people and everyone agreed it was GLORIOUS!  That is until it spoke.

Yes that’s right readers – the jelly spoke.  “I don’t want to be eaten” was what the jelly announced to a room full of amazed guests.  Princess Lolly was furious and at once decreed that anyone who could make the jelly wobble would get 1001 chocolate sovereigns!

We will be hearing the accounts of those that tried over the coming weeks.

Or find out sooner by buying the bookThe Jelly That Wouldn’t Wobble‘.

Read More
Media

I won’t wobble, I won’t wobble

It is Princess Lolly’s 89th birthday party and a glorious jelly is on the menu. However there is a problem: the jelly refuses to wobble!

“I won’t wobble, I won’t wobble and that’s my final word!” screamed the jelly…

To see this new review by the mile long bookshelf please click here.

To buy from our publishers on-line shop please click here.

Read More
Maverick Books

Beastie Book Marathon

The Beastie is coming…

This world book day keep a sharp eye out for the fearsome beastie at your school because he is coming searching for a feast!

There is nothing the beastie loves more than schools, there are so many children to pick from.  Clever ones, sporty ones, geeky ones and day-dreamer ones….

And he’s doing a bit of a Beastie Book Marathon going from school to school (well his author is).

So if you are dressing up for World Book Day on 1st March it might be best to dress up as Gran from the Fearsome Beastie because if there is one thing that Beastie’s are scared of…it’s Grans!

Have a good World Book Day and enjoy reading!

Read More
Maverick Books

A Sneaky Peek at…Grandma Bendy!

“Our Grandma isn’t like any other Grandma…”

Find out more about this new Maverick character soon!  Grandma Bendy will be published in May 2012.

Read More
Maverick Books

The Fearsome Beastie’s New Year Resolutions

[Translated into English from Beastish by Kim]


In 2012,  I (the Fearsome Beastie) must… 

1)  Stop eating children – adults have much more meat and less troublesome (except grannies). Eat more children.

2) Avoid Grannies.

3) Avoid stew pots.

4) Be more Fearsome (must be getting soft to let one kid escape).

5) Eat less veg.

6) Get more exercise

7) …?

Read More
1 2 3 16