Day 49: Billycart

Billycart!
by
Matt Zurbo

(A book without words. A great lesson in story observing, and/or communication between reader and child. Making up your own narrative, and sound effects, as you read it is fun for both of you.)
Two boys standing on grass, watching kid with helmet on, pass on billycart, Boy 1, in dinosaur suit.
(Boy 1 has a talk bubble over his head, with a big, comic ‘!’.)
Boy 1. Hands on hips, still watching it go. Boy 2 drawing on paper, tongue out in concentration.
(Boy 1 has talk bubble over head, with image of the two of them in a billycart, super happy.)

Boy one, looking up, dreaming, Boy 2, holding up billycart blueprint.
(Boy one has talk bubble over head with mage of Boy 2 pushing billycart as Boy 1 fends off motorised mini bikes and carts and kid on motorised skateboard with his foot.)

Boy 2 washing a car. Boy 1, arms in air, animated, mimicking a dragon. Dad in background with cash for car wash.
(Boy 1 has talk bubble over head, with image of boy racing fire breathing dragon.)

Boy 2 going into hardware store with money. Boy 1 imitating flying.
(Boy 1 has talk bubble over head, with image of billycart with wooden planks for wings, in air, Boy 1 is dropping water balloon while boy two steers. They are scattering a flock of seagulls.)

Boy 2 leaving hardware store with lots of wood under his arms and hammer and set square. Boy 1, shooting hand into air like rocket.
(Boy 1 has talk bubble over head, with image of billycart with broom for a point, rocket fins, and rope of firecrackers going off behind it as it launches upwards)

Boy 2 in the Tip Shop, getting second hand wheels. Boy 1 acting like a big monster.
(Boy 1 has talk bubble over head, with image of them in billycart, with 20ft tall monster truck wheels. An actual monster, looks small in comparison, beside it. Looking up, baffled.)

Boy 2 sitting, building billy cart on grass. Boy 1 holding stick in air, shouting.
(Boy 1 has talk bubble over head, with image of three story high, slammed together wooden cabin for the billycart, that looks a bit like a castle tower. Boy 1 is on top level, fist in air, Boy 2 is down on motor level, steering)

Boy 2 scratching his head, unable to figure out something, while looking at half built billycart. Boy 1, standing, looking down, watching.
(Boy 1 has talk bubble over head, with image of tree house made of slapped together wood, with wooden platform, lowered by chain, with work tools, and the billycart beneath it all on grass. Sign on tree house, sloppily painted says: Mechanics)

Boy 2 talking to oily real mechanic at his workshop. Boy 2 back to them, hand on chin, thinking.
(Boy 1 has think bubble over head, with image of him directing the lowering of a thumping big hotrod motor into billycart, as mechanic attaches flair exhausts and Boy 2 prepares massive racing tyres. Lots of secondary mechanics helping, too.)

Mechanic on grass, putting springs on wheels while Boy 2 helps. Boy 1 talking to them.
(Boy 1 has talk bubble over head, with image of Boy 1 and 2 in billycart, cruising along sopping strip, arms dangling over sides, sunnies on, flair exhaust putting, as they sip milkshakes, and girls and boys and shop owners stare in awe.)

Boy 2 painting white skull and crossbones on side of billycart.
(Boy 1 has talk bubble over head, with image of billycart floating, looking like a mini pirate ship, complete with flag and plank. Boys dressed like pirates)

Boy 2 dragging billycart up hill. Boy 2 sitting in it, with white helmet on, back to effort, talking.
(Boy 1 has talk bubble over head, with image of giant crane, driven by him, lifting billycart uphill.)

Boy 2 grabbing helmet from billycart while Boy 1, standing beside it, still talking.
(Boy 1 has talk bubble over head, with image of them standing on top of podium, winners, grown men in racing gear 2nd, and kid from first page 3rd)

Boy 2, red helmet with star on it, gloves and goggles in hands, kicking Boy 1 up the bum, sending him through the air, into the billycart.

Boy 2, helmet, gloves, goggles on, serious, biting tongue as he steers billycart down hill, Boy 1 in the billycart, bum still in the air.
(Boy 1 has talk bubble over head, with image ‘!’ with little fright drops coming off it.)

Billycart launching a super speed off wonky, upward curving wooden ramp.
(Boy 1 bum still in air. Talk bubble above billycart with image of ‘!!!’ with little fright drops coming off it.)

Billycart rising through atmosphere, sparks and flames coming off it.

Boys, helmets on, in billycart, moon behind them, drifting through Milky Way.
(Boy 1 has talk bubble over head, with image of small love heart.)

 

The End
(Written inside a small talk bubble.)

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