Episode 4: Mysteries and secrets
In episode 4
- Andrew and Ben play a secret STORYTELLING GAME
- We look at how SECRETS power Real Pigeons stories
- Ben shows us how to draw Frillback Pigeon
- The boys answer a question from a Real Pigeons fan
- Andrew challenges everyone to write their own MYSTERY STORY!
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Write a mystery story!
Mystery stories create tension – you HAVE to read until the end because you NEED to find out WHODUNNIT! Here are some tips for creating a mysterious mystery.
1. What’s the mystery?
Is something missing? Has something been stolen? Has something weird happened?
2. What’s the solution?
Who is the culprit? How has the mystery being solved? What happened to cause the mystery in the first place?
3. What are the clues?
Reveal some clues between the start and the solution. How will your clues lead to the mystery being solved? Put in a clue that leads nowhere to trick the reader – this kind of clue is called a red herring
Finally – think about who the main character investigating your mystery should be? Why is this mystery important to them?
Draw Frillback Pigeon
Frillback Pigeon is beautiful and strong – a perfect subject for a pigeon portrait.
Good luck drawing her!
Download the ‘How to draw Frillback Pigeon’ activity sheet (PDF, 1.8MB).
We hope you enjoyed this episode of The Super Coo Club!
Don’t miss episode five next week as we celebrate TEAM WORK! The episode is out on Wednesday 10th June, although subscribers get the link to the video earlier – subscribe to The Super Coo Club now if you haven’t already.
Until next week – high feather five!
– Andrew and Ben
Buy a Real Pigeons book
Real Pigeons books can be bought where all good books are sold.
While it’s a bit tricky to get to the shops at the moment, we recommend checking if your local bookshop is doing delivery, or look at any of the fabulous Australian retailers who sell books online such as Booktopia.