Forget the Oscars – Here Come the Michaels!

The awards world is full of hype about the Oscars and the BAFTAs and all sorts of cinematic glory but here at St Michael’s we are celebrating something a little different – the Michaels!

the michaels

We asked the children to draw a picture of their favourite character from a book and explain why they are so brilliant. The children had a fantastic time doing this and these are some of the results (please excuse the poor photo quality – we’re trying to do this on an iPad with no flash on a dark day!):

Mr Stink

Fums up for David Walliams’ Mr Stink – especially at the possibility of a Scratch ‘n’ Sniff book!

Stinkbomb and Ketchup Face

John Dougherty’s Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face (and their noble steed, the shopping trolley) have fantastic adventures.

Harry Potter

JK Rowling’s Harry Potter deserves a star for being clever!

Mr Meldrue

Liz Pichon’s Mr Meldrue makes Lily laugh aloud, especially because his son, Marcus, ‘is an idiot’.


Jonia loves Jessie because she reminds her of her own dog, Jessie.


Elisabeth loves Sue Hendra’s Supertato, simply because he is Super. That’s a good enough reason for us!


Mr Meldrue

Sorry to repeat this photo – this time please look above Mr Meldrue to Star Cat, from The Phoenix weekly comic. Alfie and Solomon love this character because he’s a great cat. Purrfect.

Tim Peake

Rebecca chose a non-fiction ‘star’ (geddit?), which is great! She has been really inspired by Tim Peake’s journey into space and drew a picture of him. He wrote the forward to the Usborne Astronaut’s Handbook.


Leo has a chuckle at Granny in Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine. He thinks she’s great because she’s funny.

FairyFinja loves Sophia, one of the fairies from the Daisy Meadows series. What an amazing ponytail she has!

Tracey Beaker

Hiba loves the mischief Tracy Beaker gets into, in Jacqueline Wilson’s popular books.

Ninja turtle and Fairy

Manny can’t get enough of the Ninja Mutant Hero Turtles, who he thinks are cool and like to party!

Opal Plumstead

Finally, Ana has chosen Jacqueline Wilson’s Opal Plumstead for her daring nature and her ability to stand up for herself.

We’ve loved doing these portraits and I think it’s great how the children have identified admirable and humorous qualities in their choices.

Who would YOUR star be? Please tell us!