Posh ladies who are mean to poor but virtuous people are a current theme.
As are playground bullies who are stood up to by their smaller but feisty victims.
She writes 'conventional' books too. The Jibber Jabber sisters was a semi-collaborative effort with Nina. They started at the beginning of 2010 and finished at the end, working on it every now and then.
She's mastered the conventions of the novel. Chapters include "Get to Know the Jibber Jabber Sisters"; "Trouble for the Jibber Jabber Sisters" and "Run For It Jibber Jabber Sisters!".
|Jabber Jabber Sisters page view
Lately we've been reading the Little House books and her drawings and imaginative play have taken a distinctly old fashioned turn. (oh we've also been watching The Railway Children and reading Ivy & Bean - can you tell?)
|Peter (nickname Pete), Ivery (nickname Ivy), Jonathan (nickname John), Mother (nickname Ma), Roberta (nickname Bobie), Beatres (nickname Bean)
I am all the more intrigued by her drawings because in them I recognise nothing of myself, or my own drawing style. It's her very own thing. They say that the child at seven reveals the adult to come. I can't help hoping so.