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!
[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
Good day my dearies! Gran here – reporting on the latest beastie development.
It seems our Beastie has been caught on film! Well actually so have I! I can’t remember them filming this but they must have else how else did I manage to get onto your computer screen?
Looks really exciting doesn’t it…Makes me want to know what happens (which of course I do know). But those of you who don’t know how the Fearsome Beastie story goes you can buy the book…Here!
Ok enough babbling, here is what you wanted to see…
A fantastic trailer for Giles Paley-Phillips book ‘The Fearsome Beastie’.
You Fearsome Beastie hunters out there might want to head over to the Spirit of Christmas Fair at Olympia, London today. I heard a little rumour that the Beastie is headed in that direction.
Why? Well his creators, Giles Paley-Phillips and Gabriele Antonini are going to be there signing copies of the Fearsome Beastie book and I think the Beastie wants to have his turn in the limelight.
He’ll be lingering somewhere near F99…Happy hunting!
Hello, Gran here!
Well I am not exactly the best at these new fangled bits of technology and so my email inbox tends to be filled with Spam (isn’t that a type of processed food?). However today I got a lovely suprise…a little Fearsome Beastie!
Followers of my blog will know that a few months ago I showed you how to make yourself a beastie…Well here is one made by one of my readers!!!
Isn’t it so cute! If any one else has any arts or crafts they want to send me please do!
With school starting next week I thought perhaps you kiddywinks would like to know how to make yourself a Fearsome Beastie to show your teacher.
- To start with cut out two doughnut/polo shaped pieces of cardboard (about 5cm wide). The hole should be about 2cm wide.
- Place the rings together and choose some wool (our Beastie is purple).
- Cut the wool into manageable lengths (up to you how long). Then hold the end on the edge of the ring and start wrapping it around the ring by threading it through the middle.
- Keep doing this until the cardboard is covered. If you have used lengths of wool, the ends don’t need to be tied, just make sure they are on the outside.
- Start cutting the wool all around the edge (the scissors should fit inbetween the two rings)
- Pass a piece of wool around and between the bits of cardboard and tie really tightly so that it holds all of the wool together.
- Then you can cut away the pieces of cardboard.
- You can then make a second smaller one for his head. Tie the loose bits of wool together to connect the head to the body.
- Get some googley eyes, preferably yellow and stick on. Get some small pieces of grey pipe cleaner for horns or cut out of some grey felt. Then some white felt for fangs.
….Ok so it looks a bit cute to be a beastie! But it’s a fun thing to do before you back to school!
Yo! It’s Gran here. Ok so the Beastie Brownies recipe doesn’t contain any Fearsome Beastie but beasties do love them (so you can use them for bait or even tempt a fearsome beastie to a brownie rather than a child).
So how do you make them?
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
4 Large eggs
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
2/3 cup Coco Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup flour
1. Preheat your oven to 350 while you are preparing the Brownie Mix.
2. Mix the oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla till they are well blended.
3. Mix all the dry ingredients together separately.
4. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture.
5. Pour into a baking dish or pan or if you are really clever you could make a pawprint mould.
6. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the Brownies start to separate from the edges of the baking dish or pan.
7. Let cool and then eat! (or share with a beastie!)
To buy this Beastie book click here
Good afternoon! It’s Gran here! Last week we did Fearsome Fritters and before that Beastie Stew. But now summer is on its way I thought I would show you how to….Barbeque a Beastie.
Now a Beastie is a bit big to fit onto a barbeque, so get your gran to get out her trusty axe and cut your beastie into bite-size chunks (or the ribs are good for this recipe too). Pop them on the bbq and then…
While the ribs are cooking put some olive oil in a saucepan. Add onion and garlic and fry until it smells yummy. Add the chilli (it adds a bit of a bite back into your Beastie), and sugar. Cook till the sugar melted. Add soy sauce and good old tomato ketchup. Season with salt and pepper.
Then get your Beastie chunks from the bbq and smother them in the sauce then pop on the oven for a bit (else the sauce makes the bbq very messy).
Serve with some nice greens and there you have it…a BBQ Beastie.
To find out how to catch a yourself a Fearsome Beastie, buy the book here!
My Fearsome Beastie stew was so popular last time that I thought I would treat you all to a new Fearsome Beastie snack. Now all kids love batter (nothing quite like it!), so today we’re going to make…Fearsome Fritters!
You will need:
Fearsome Beastie chunks (cut into long fingers…or just use his fingers)
1 cup of milk
1 cup of flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp of sugar
1 tsp of salt
Beat egg and stir in milk. Add the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Beat until smooth. Dip in your beastie chunks – make sure they are well covered.
Now this next bit it is best to get your good old granny to do, or any adult (though granny’s are best!). Fry your fritters in a deep fryer. Cook these meaty pieces for about 15 minutes, until your batter is golden brown.
And there you have it, Fearsome Fritters (though not so fearsome now, eh?!)
If you want to find out how to catch yourself a Fearsome Beastie, buy the book here!
Good afternoon readers – I’m little Pete’s gran…From the Fearsome Beastie story? You’ve probably heard of me, I’m pretty well known in these parts – particularly for my wood chopping skills. Anyway Pete asked if I would give you a little insight into how to make a beastie stew. So here it is….
- Chop your beastie into nice and small pieces (I find using an axe the most effective way).
- Add some veg (vegetables are good for you, honest!). Then sprinkle some salt in.
- Put in a large cauldron and leave to boil on a low heat for the whole day. You may want to open a few windows as the smell can be overpowering.
- Then when you want to eat dish up with some yummy dumplings.
If you want to see how to catch yourself a Beastie, pre-order the Fearsome Beastie book by clicking here!