Great to see my Slugworth poem for @26characters #26Twits released in time for the great centenary celebration of Roald Dahl’s birth! It’s part of the Latest in #RoaldDahl100
Written by Mandy Lee, illustrated by Oscar Mackenzie
Inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Oh, why aren’t I famed for my fabulous sweets,
like Wonka is known for his outlandish treats?
I know there’s a market for mud-covered chews,
or sour, hairy lollipops handmade from gnu.
And don’t forget green, skunky, trout-flavoured creams,
with snot-covered gum that, when bit, squirts a stream!
They’re brilliant, inventive and tasty, I swear,
but nobody listens while Wonka is there.
So I’m giving up sweets, going all fancy-pants,
to make Slugworth’s Fun Biscuits from roadkill and ants!
These brand new concoctions of protein-rich bugs,
will show them I’m not just some slurraping slug!
I worked with Aberlady Primary School classes P4 and P5 to illustrate it, and the fantastic drawing above is by Oscar Mackenzie. More on how the project came together here: http://26projects.org.uk/26twits/feature/slugworth-2/ . There are further 26 Twits pieces to be released until the 13th September.