About this story
I hope you enjoyed this story. I have enjoyed writing it.
We love stories in our family, whether it is reading them, watching them or making them up. On one of the times we were making up stories I came up with one about a toy robot who fell out of a window and got stuck in some knickers. After a lot of laughing and some retelling it formed the beginning of this story.
Although I wrote the words, the way the story developed is very much a team effort as there were lots of ideas from both my children and my wife - Claire.
How do you imagine this story?
I’ve always found that I have a clear picture in my head of what the scenes in this story look like but I soon realised that picture wasn’t always the same as the one the other family members had. So I asked my children to draw pictures of what they thought the scenes looked like. All of the illustrations in this book are those drawings. You’ll notice that not all of them have Sugar looking the same and that’s fine. As I see it there is no right or wrong way to imagine a story and that is partly why I have resisted the urge to add my own drawing of what Sugar looks like. In your head it’s up to you what he looks like and it can be interesting and fun to compare how we imagine stories we are reading.
If you would like to draw a picture of how you imagine scenes from this story - or if you have ideas for future stories about Sugar - you can share them with others at this website.
Footnote to the web version