Posted by Steve

What Mum’s Dream Of

The Art of Story workshop sessions in the schools have been going really well, with the artists firing up the children and the children becoming positive creative furnaces.

Emma Purshouse was working with one group, reacting to a picture of a sleeping mum, from Peepo – one of Janet and Allan Ahlberg’s best loved books, and here’s what they came up with:

What Mum’s Dream Of

Mum’s dream of friends coming by the garden fence,

Mum’s dream of more babies,

of Chocolate Dairy Milk,

of boyfriends.

Mum’s dream of new bathrooms,


own car,

own house,


Mum’s dream of being rich,

of teachers,

of mopping!

And all this without any adult interference – Emma assures me!

Steve Johnstone

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