6 Oct 2011

DRAGONESE DAY.

So unless the 6th of October is important to you personally, perhaps you celebrate your birthday or maybes its your wedding anniversary, its probably not a day you have circled on your calendar.

Well it should be!!!!!!

For not only is the 6th of October National Poetry Day this October the sixth sees the launch of

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Yes, today author CRESSIDA COWELL is launching Dragonese Day, a great way to inspire children about Vikings, dragons and other languages and cultures.

Visit WWW.HOWTOTRAINYOURDRAGONBOOKS.COM to download exciting activities, watch the special Dragonese Day video, contribute to the online gallery and even learn to speak Dragonese ...... here, courtesy of Red House book catalogue, are a few to get you started.

  • PIDDLY .................. a little.
  • JOOSQUEEZE-PROTECTOR .... armour.
  • OKEY DOKEY .............. alright.
  • ZUZZPOT ................. bedroom.
  • SNIK-SNAK ............... biscuit.
  • SLAMMER ................. door.
  • MOO-POOS BLOCK .......... cheese.
  • QUICKSMART .............. clever.
  • DO DI CHUCKLI HA-HAS .... laugh.
  • STRIDERS ................ legs.
  • FICKLE-SCRATCH .......... pen.
  • YUM-YUM ON DI BUM ....... bite someone on the bottom.
And now for my own tribute to Dragonese Day ...........



A song I always cried at as a child and, I confess, still do - I mean to say how can the following words fail to bring a tear to the eye?

A dragon lives forever but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys.
One grey night it happened, Jackie paper came no more
And puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar.

His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain,
Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane.
Without his life-long friend, puff could not be brave,
So puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave. oh!
(Click HERE for all verses).

16 comments:

Kelly said...

Dragonese Day?? What will they think of next!!

Now "puff" will stick in the continual song loop of my mind for the day.

....Petty Witter said...

I guess it is one of those annoying songs we posted about not so long ago - annoying but sooooo sad.

GMR said...

Wow...Dragonese day, huh? Cool! I like it. ^_^ Definitely have to mention it to my fellow book workers later today. Never knew the Puff song was so sad! In truth, had only heard parts of it previously.... ~tear~
Thanks for the share!

Vivienne said...

Poetry isn't my thing but I did enjoy this!

anilkurup said...

Honest, I enjoyed the song.Sad though.


Dragonese well perhaps Greek is easier!

The Golden Eagle said...

Those are some funny definitions!

I never actually listened to "Puff the Magic Dragon" in its entirety before; thank you for posting it!

Tomz said...

Heyy Pretty WItter,

It is a nice idea..Seems like another harry Potter is in the making..

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

What a fun day!

Oh and I'm so with you... Puff totally made me cry!!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh I love Puff the Magic Dragon!!! What a great song. And I see why the tears. It's a sad tale in the end. Thank you for the great song!!

Suko said...

Happy Dragonese Day, Petty! Sweet post, and I learned a few new words. :)

animewookie said...

:'( still cry

Jenners said...

Sounds like fun to me. And i've never seen Puff the Magic Dragon. Now I'm not sure I want to if it is that sad.

awitchtrying said...

I LOVED Puff the Magic Dragon! Such a sweet and sad movie! Yay for Dragonese day!

Su said...

I love Puff the Magic Dragon! And now I'm so very sad that I missed Dragonese day.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i remember that song, but i have seen the puff magic dragon, or knew that dragonese day existed.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

Ooops! i meant to say.. i have NEVER seen it.