Thursday, October 26, 2006

P du Pig


We can always learn something no matter how old we are, even from those younger than ourselves. And if we look very closely, we can detect the signs of brilliance very early on. Such is the case with this young aspiring novelist. BTW, my son had not yet learned the word "the" and instead used "du." The title "P du Pig" translates "P the Pig."


In case you're unable to read the story, here it is, (in English):

P the Pig

P the pig went out of the mud. P the pig got lost in the woods. P the pig is sad. P the pig made a flood (of tears). The flood is dried up. P the Pig is home.

In this tale we see an action (the pig went out of the mud) and the consequence (the pig got lost in the woods). The pig's reaction produces a flood of tears. We can conclude that the flood of tears is dried up BECAUSE the pig is home.

I find it interesting that my son's focus is on the pig's emotions, his reactions to his surroundings. A character driven tale, no doubt.

I'm posting today over at Speculative Faith (The Trouble with Time Travel) and today and tomorrow at Favorite Pastimes (Studies in Medieval Women).

Blessings!
Beth.

5 comments:

Mirtika said...

Yay, you're posting here again. Been a couple weeks. :)

Um, can't see the pics, but love saying "P du Pig." With an accent. Snarf.

Mir

:-)Ronie said...

Beth -- The pictures of the book are beautiful! What a sweet, sweet post. I love seeing this.

Kaye Dacus said...

Wow, Beth! What a talented son you have. I know you'll treasure P the Pig forever--and hopefully when he's grown and a world famous author, you can present it to him to remind him of his early brilliance!

Becky said...

Hey, I agree--this is really quite a complete story. P the Pig leaves the mud (problem). Gets lost (consequence). Cries (result). Creates a flood (consequence). Is home (resolution--I figured the flood made mud--hahah, shows me as an optimist, I suppose).

Anyway, I think it's close to fitting Randy Ingermansons MRU (Motivation-Reaction Unit) pattern.

Very fun to see such a little tike even WANT to write a book. That's a treasure, for sure.

Becky

Beth Goddard said...

Ha ha! Thanks Becky. I thought it was adorable, and quite fun to "evaluate" it. LOl

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