Crowtip’s Corner: A Mixed Bag of Responses as the Monsters Find Fame

The launch of Cornelius Clifford’s ‘Whodunnit?’ Easter Egg competition has spiked a great deal of interest in the monsters, resulting in the revolting squad of odd being all at sea concerning their newfound fame; their individual responses proving something of a mixed bag:

Lord Marmaduke and Gobby are rather excited at the prospect of the exposure doing wonders for their Monstrous TV viewing figures, whilst Jamie Orrible is even fantasising about getting his own cookery show. Moriarty and Albert are taking the experience as one might expect: like fish to water.

One of the beasts less-pleased at this sudden thrust into the spotlight is The Great Eye of the Wild Wood, who complains “it hurts”. Five Eyes – a creature as blind as can be – does not concur, however, instead commenting on how the whole situation actually sounds okay. Tronk – equally blind (though at least with the excuse of not having eyes) – says that everything seems to smell okay too.

Baby Rupert is so excited he can’t stop hiccupping; which would be cute if he didn’t hiccup fire. Indeed, the Mysterious Engineer has been so preoccupied with repairs that he’s been too busy to voice an opinion, hence his view remaining… well… mysterious. Another enigma can be found in Madame Claudette, her being as royally proper in her non-commital as ever.

The Reverend Obediah Biggot has been positively vitriolic in his condemnation of recent events, bewildered as to why anyone would want to entertain children. Surely that would make them heard? Although, if you ask Sister Tabitha – herself delighted about happenings – the Reverend is merely jealous that all the other monsters now have a platform to speak from.

Auntie Gertrude despairs of potentially having to spell out the word ‘wyrm’ all the time, with her already beyond tired of explaining how she “doesn’t look like a worm, because she’s not a worm, she’s a dragon.”

Mr Wiffle is spectacularly indifferent about the whole endeavour. At least, that seems to be the case. It’s difficult to discern how anyone really feels when they suffer with a voice such as his. Daffyd Longnose just hopes he won’t start getting recognised in the street, already saying he will refuse selfies; yet has begun perfecting a succinctly scribbled autograph instead.

Me? I say bring it on.

 

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Can You Crack Who Cracked The Egg?

 

The puzzle to be solved:

An egg found cracked – accidental or attacked –

Beasts abound, but which

Involved?

 

The dinosaur? Or the Doctor’s beak?

Half the others

Are dragons (and the baby has a jealous streak)

 

‘Orrible works in a kitchen,

Bogey omelettes a signature dish, whilst

Vile Albert and Moriarty are

Slimy, unscrupulous fish

 

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So which bad egg has been up to no good?

Has the wrong idea of fun?

Surely not the Wild Eye of the Wood?

(Though he does look a bit like one)

 

 

 

 

Which of the monsters do you think has been up to shenan-egg-ans? Can you crack the code to reveal the culprit? Click on the images to find out their names!

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Meet The Creatures (Part 3)

Mister Wiffle
Mister Wiffle: Perfectly pleasant. Just don’t mention carrots. And politely pretend that his whiny voice is perfectly normal.
Madame Claudette
Madame Claudette: A more dignified dinosaur you are unlikely to encounter.
Great Eye
The Great Eye of the Wild Wood: Mysterious. In spite of the name.
Rupert
Rupert: Baby Dragon. Cute. Hiccups fire.
Jamie Orrible
Jamie Orrible: Best troll chef in the realm with an American accent.

 

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Meet The Creatures (Part 2)

Professor Moriarty
Professor Moriarty: Gobblefish. Sounds like he’s gargling catarrh. He may well be. Sounds even worse when he speaks.
Lord Marmaduke
Lord Marmaduke: Grand. Informed. Erudite. Monstrous TV Anchordragon.
Daffyd Longnose
Daffyd Longnose: Self-conscious, but reputable ancestry so refuses to change his name. Uses hat for balance and to try and draw attention away from his nose. Welsh.
Albert Fishbeard
Albert Fishbeard: Ocean-dweller. Beard-lover. Refuses to have feet. Has never tripped over.
Auntie Gertrude
Auntie Gertrude: Actually a wyrm but finds it easier to go by ‘dragon’. Simply had enough of having to spell out her genus.
Five Eyes
Five Eyes: Son of Four Eyes. Granddaughter of Three Eyes. Hears everything.

 

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What’s In A Name?

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Coming soon…

 

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Meet The Creatures (Part 1)

Doctor Crowtip
Doctor Crowtip: Servant, guide and part-time poet
Tronk
Tronk: A surfeit of fur with a deficit of eyes
Sister Tabitha
Sister Tabitha: Six legs, but don’t call her an insect. Fronts a punk band
Mysterious Engineer
The Mysterious Engineer: He does what it says on the tin
Obediah Biggot
The Reverend Obediah Biggot: Speaks for himself. Blue.
Gobby
Gobby: Goblin. Shady. Butler. Cockney

 

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Snoofs in the Witch’s Kitchen

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A pair of small furry creatures – known as Snoofs – flee their ancient faerie babysitter. They make their escape to make mischief in the remarkable, magical tree house kitchen belonging to a Witch – whilst she is out, of course!

The Snoofs zoom and zip about as their poor, old doddery babysitter tries to catch them. Even Captain Thunderpants, the retired sky ship captain can’t sort things out.

Then the Snoofs hear the Witch’s returning footsteps clip-clopping on the tree house stairs…

This children’s picture book features stunning original photographs and is perfect for reading as a bed-time story, as well as for early readers to read themselves.

Crammed with cute and quirky creatures, this light-hearted fantasy storybook is truly unique. This gentle tale and its lush imagery are surely bound to delight.

This is the first book of Cornelius Clifford’s ‘Underhedge Folk’ series to be released.

 

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