Chris Ellis, who writes Numberjacks, posted the following as a comment:
Dear Pippy and All,The work on the DVD is going well. We also hope that there will be Numberjacks posters coming out at about the same time. We don’t know about books and toys yet, and they take a lot longer to make anyway.
Numberjacks is also going on to the radio – BBC7 in the afternoon. These will be new 5 minute programmes and will start in March.
All the best
Chris and the Numberjacks
I have got three special dolls.
One of my dolls is called Madalaine. The one with a blue shirt on is called Keith, and the other one is called Jasmine.
They help me sleep at night-time, and they’ve got nice clothes on. The one called Jasmine has even got a hat, and Madalaine has got lots of hair. She is called Madalaine because she looks like the Madalaine in Bagpuss.
Keith and Jasmine have invisible hair.
Keith’s best friend is Skye, from another house. Jasmine’s best friend is Melissa, and Madalaine’s best friend is Faith.
My best friend is Ellie.
Puzzle Balloon Race is a puzzle book that I have had for Christmas.
I have several other puzzle books, and now I have got 15 of them!
The two children in it are called Ben and Jess, but they don’t live together because they are both cousins.
Do you know that hot air is lighter than cold air?
I made a play of the Christmas story.
There are lots of angels, lots of sheep and lots of shepherds. Todd (from ToddWorld) is going to be the Angel Gabriel. Granny Murray (from Me Too) is going to be the star carrier. Number 9 (from Numberjacks) can’t be a King, because he hasn’t got any hands, but I think he can be baby Jesus because baby Jesus doesn’t carry anything. All the four Teletubbies can be Angels. Tina (from Me Too) is going to be a shepherd. Sophie (from ToddWorld) asked to be a Shepherd. Benny and Mitzi (from ToddWorld) both want to be sheep. Tom and Tiny (from Tots TV) can be Kings. Pickles (from ToddWorld) is going to be a King, because he already has a crown and Tilly (from Tots TV) will be a page, but Tiny has just said he wants to be Joseph, so Number 4 (from Numberjacks) can be the third king. Number 1 (from Numberjacks) really wants to be Mary.
[Daddy writes: CBeebies Friends is what Pippy calls the CBeebies Website because of the “play with your CBeebies Friends on the Internet” advert they run. It was somewhat surreal having her print out all these characters, then watching her hold them up to her ear as they each whisphered what they wanted to be! The CBeebies Printable page is here]