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27/04/2008


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for my brother ...

Remember Tricycle Tim? Awarded to you for 'progress and conduct'. Well with you in mind, I have adapted the text a little.



S was always good at art, but fed up with more homework and being pestered by Rupert the farm cat ...



he decides to take that short trip along the bumpy road ...



to meet up with his friend 'R' who lives a couple of minutes away at No 3, with a bike ride in mind.



Only minutes into the journey, S is stopped by a policeman for riding on the pavement, this isn't the first time!



Feeling quite guilty after his ticking off, he races back home with his tail between his legs ...



where he says nothing while Mum washes behind his ears with a big bar of Imperial Leather ...



and forever in the wars, patches him up with a plaster, after he hits that big stone which flings him over the handlebars!



Exhausted after way too much adventure for one day!

This is a great short story of Tim's adventures tricycling, first published in 1957 by Hamish Hamilton Ltd with lovely pencil drawings by Prudence Seward.

14 comments:

Chelle said...

What a cute little adapation. I sure to love brothers and thank God for mine regularly. I hope your brother truly appreciates the thought and time you put into making this little story his. :)

Kari & Kijsa said...

Cute story & lovely drawings! Have a blessed Sunday,
smiles,
kari & kijsa

M.KATE said...

louise, i've not seen such drawings for a long long time, brings back nice memories :)

Alison Boon said...

Oh for days when life was that littel bit slower, that little bit simpler.

Cowboys & Custard said...

oh such a charming story with wonderful illustrations. Oh to be able to sketch like that!
A lovely sentiment to your brother too..
I love books from this era.. takes me back!

Michelexxx

a home far away said...

Hi! Im in here for the first time and you hava a very interesting blog, I will for sure come back!

Hugs from Singapore

Jennie said...

Those drawings are so lovely and I love how you adapted it for your brother!!

Christy said...

Charming story, Louise! Thanks for sharing. :)

Simone said...

How innocent!Imagine being stopped by a Policeman for riding on the pavement. Kids today are more likely to be stopped by a policeman for carrying guns and knives! How I long for my childhood days when ignorance and innocence was bliss!

Pat said...

Hello Louise!

I loved my tricycle, and often needed a patching up after riding it too!

I will have to post pictures from my favorite children's illustrator someday..great idea!

Hugs, Pat

daffy said...

You whizz me back in time in a heartbeat! :o)
(the word verification is tough tonight... )

the homely year said...

Hi Louise, what brill drawings...reminds me of the red tricycle I had when I was 4.
Margaret and Noreen

Sal said...

Fabulous, Louise! I really enjoyed that! Sal;-)

Great Big Veg Challenge said...

I remember that book - beautiful drawings.
Great adaptation!