Friday, 20 June 2008

KPE Episode 178 " Freaky Fish"

"Freaky Fish" by Feana Tu'akoi is brought to you by Simone and Kathleen from Room 18. In this latest book from the Kiwi Bites series they tell us about Richard and Braden who have to enter a Wearable Arts competition and come up with an idea that is a little bit strange. They really want to win this competition because they want to beat Candi and her mates AND Braden's famous dad will be there with a television crew. Braden is desperate to show him that he can be a winner too. They create a Freaky Fish and enter it in the Oceania section of the competition. In the podcast Simone doesn't tell us whether they win or not - but if you have read this book you could give us some clues in the comments!
And FYI (for your information) don't forget to keep checking out some of our first podcasts because you would be surprised how many people visit older ones and still leave us comments- including this author who visited today...


  1. This is awesome!!! You are such clear speakers. I enjoyed hearing about the story and I must get it out of the library and have a read.

    Miss G
    St. Pius X

  2. Well done Kathleen and Simone.

    This book sounded like an interesting read. Talk about an original design! What design would you create to wear if you had the chance?

    Mrs Lagitupu

  3. Awesome podcast Simone and Kathleen,

    Yous spoke clearly and had good expresion.Freaky Fish sounds like a cool story to read.Maybe I will read the book to find out if they won or not.What type of costume would you design and wear if we had a costume compitition and what would the design have?

  4. Hi Kathleen and Simone

    That was amazing! You're expression was fantastic. I can't wait till I go to the library I am going to try and find the book. Can't wait till your next podcast. My favourite part was when they started working together.

  5. Hi Simone and Kathleen

    Great podcast. That book you guys had was fantastic and I like the way you guys expressed yourself it was really cool. I can't wait to look in the library for this book because I want to read this book as well.

  6. Hey Simone and Kathleen,

    I just listen to your podcst and i have to say that was preety cool.I loved the fact that you speaked so clearly.I enjoyed listening to yu podcast and i cant wait for your next one too.


  7. Hi Simone and Kathleen

    I really enjoyed listening to your podcast and like Taiapa, I am keen to read this book too because I haven't seen it yet.
    I really love wearable arts competitions and I thought we should have one for Pt England School sometime. It's been a few years since we have had one I think.
    Keep up the good work
    Mrs Burt

  8. Hi Kathleen & Simone. I showed your work to Jaime Casap here @ the GooglePlex in California. He thought your work was pretty cool. I did too. I'm really proud of you both,

  9. Hi Mr Burt,
    Thank you so much for the wonderful comment.We really enjoyed the book and hoped you did to. Thank you for showing our work to others.
    Thanks again
    Simone and kathleen.

  10. Hi Kathleen and Simone,

    Thanks so much for your outstanding podcast – you made my book look great!

    Did you know that 'Freaky Fish' is based on a real Wearable Arts competition? The real Braden and Richard had lots of problems making their outfit (including blowing up the head!) and their costume looked just like the one on the cover of the book.

    I have another short chapter book coming out now. It's called 'The Water Fight' and it's about a boy called Vili. You should check it out – I'd love to hear what you think!

    Feana Tu'akoi

  11. Hi Feana Tu'akoi

    Your book was really interesting and fun to read. It must of been hard making those costumes for Braden and Richard!

    I can't wait to read your new chapter book that's coming out soon. I really think that it will also be interesting and cool to read.

    From Kathleen
    Room 18
    Pt England School

  12. Hi Kathleen,

    Thanks for your lovely comments.

    I don't know if the real Braden and Richard found it hard to make their costume, but I do know that they were seriously messy!

    If you want to see a photo of Braden (when he was quite a bit younger)ask your teacher to find the story 'Phantasie' in Junior Journal 26.

    Happy reading!

    Feana Tu'akoi

  13. what are really cool coment you have done. well done
    by Etta

  14. well done kathleen and simone you did well and i love the interesting expresion talk your the best.

  15. Hi Feana Tu'akoi,
    Thank you so much for that really nice comment.I really enjoyed the book it was great.The illastrations look real and are so awsome.

    My favourite part of the book is when they got all there equipment together and worked as a team.I wonder if Candy was a real character,she sounded pretty mean.
    I can't wait to read some more of your fascinating books,they sound exciting to read.

    Thanks again
    Simone room18

  16. Hi Simone and Kathleen .
    what a cool podcast.If I had to make a costume I would make a Taniwha.It sounded like a pretty arty costume.
    looking forward to another great podcast.

  17. Hi Simone,

    Candy is not a real character - she's so nasty that I had to make her up! Her costume is real, though.

    Siobhan and Ji Soo entered the same Wearable Arts competition as Braden and Richard. Unlike the boys, they made their costume without having any dramas. Then I 'borrowed' it for Candy.

    The illustrations are very true to life. I sent Eleanor Meecham photos of the real costumes, so she could copy them. I think she did a great job!

    I also think you and Kathleen did a great job reviewing 'Freaky Fish'. I'm glad you enjoyed it,


  18. Hey Kathleen and simone What interesting story you have

  19. Congratulations girls! I visited your school with the Bus Tour early in the year and was so impressed with your school's podcasting I wanted to introduce it into our school.
    I sowed your podcast to our Board of Trustees so they could see what I was meaning and they were really impressed.
    I teach at Wairoa College in Hawkes Bay and look for us in 2009 when we start our own podcasts!
    Keep up the good learning!

  20. Hello Mrs Wilkie,
    Thank you for that encouraging comment.I really enjoyed the book.Also thank you for showing our podcast to the Board of trustees.
    We can't wait to here your wonderful podcasts.
    Thanks Again