Signed copies of the Fungus the Bogeyman Plop Up Book and The BFG are already safely in the hands of (almost) all the winners of the competitions in November’s Extra.
Our young verse makers demonstrated a remarkably fine talent for nastiness and it was a close run thing deciding on the most fungoid.
Here they are.
There was an old Bogey called Grime
All covered in muck, sludge and slime
He fell in a bog
Came out green as a frog
So they sprayed him all over with pine
Frances Lewis, 8, Thorpe Hall School, Walthamstow, London.
A filthy old hag called Snot
She ate slimy old sarnies of grot
She drank mildewed wine
Burped and belched all the time
That grotty old hag called Snot
Terence Gallagher, 12, Halewood Comprehensive, Merseyside.
Our third winner sent no address.
BOZ GRODEN, AGED 7, WHERE ARE YOU?
We would like to know where to send your Plop Up Book prize for this Slimerick.
There was a young bogey called Snot
Who ate squashed flies quite a lot
He sucked slimey slugs
And nibbled stink bugs
That revolting fat bogey called Snot
A fine bit of art work from runner-up, Stephen Lewis, 11, Frodsham, Cheshire. And a special mention for Barnleigh Huggins for his ‘slime-textured kilt’.
We read some wild and wonderful dreams: fast rides on bikes and in cars, winning World Ice-Skating Championships in pink and white satin, flying like a bird, being strong enough to lift a house. Some dreams of being a superstar or a pop idol turned into nightmares of being mobbed, crushed and pursued. As Roald Dahl might have predicted, a good crop of Phizzwizards featured food – a land of crisps, grass made of French Fries, trousers stuffed full of sweets, magic apples that taste of whatever you want.
BFG winners were:
Lorraine Willcox, 9, Spalding, Lincs
Stuart Wilmer, 11, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire
Lisa Pollard, 11, Fairham, Nottingham
Congratulations to all of you