Children's book project for Macmillan Prize 2009.
One boy made up a whole world, filled with funny creatures.
He made up how they live, work, bake bread and plough the earth.
But the creatures didn’t know how to play and when they wanted to, they just stood still.
Then the boy turned into one of the creatures and taught them.
He taught them how to use the swings,
sit above the river,
swim on a paper boat in the sea,
draw stars in the sky,
scratch kittens behind their ears,
drink tea with raspberry jam,
run away from the big,
pretend to be secret agents,
catch snowflakes with the tongue
and blow up balloons.
Then the boy got tired and went to bed,