Here’s what you’re gonna do: 1) pick a paragraph (not too long) from the book you’re reading, 2) remove some/most of the nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs, and either, 3a) get a friend (in person, over the phone, over the internet–whatever!) to fill in the words for you mad-libs style or, 3b) fill them in yourself from the spoiler-texted word list below. 4) post your hilarious paragraph on your blog and link us to it or leave it in a comment here!I'm using Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson and I'll ask Z (my nine year old son) to supply the words. Don't be surprised if "poop" shows up. :P
Belladonna had always been a white witch. Even as a tiny baby she had used her teeth only to bite the tops off milk bottles so that the bluetits could get at the cream, and as she grew older her whiteness grew steadily worse. Flowers sprang up where she walked, bursts of glorious music fell from the air, and when she smiled, old gentlemen remembered the Christmases they had had when they were children. As for her hair--from the age of six or so when it had reached her waist, there had always been someone resting in Belladonna's golden hair.
Z's Mad Libs version:
Jennifer had always been a aquamarine witch. Even as a stinky baby she had used her butt only to bite the tops off trees so that the bears could get at the pizza, and as she grew older her righteousness grew steadily worse. Poops sprang up where she walked, bursts of glorious weasels fell from the air, and when she smiled, old gentlemen remembered the leaves they had had when they were children. As for her thighs--from the age of six or so when it had reached her waist, there had always been someone resting in Jennifer's silver thighs.
So silly (and was I right about the poop?),
K and Z