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The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • 99

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The Ottawa Citizen, Saturday, March 7, 1992 K3 3 Monster fans sent enough Jokes and pictures for two yn in 3' AS a monster pages. Look for another Kids' Page all about monsters on March 21, 1 I Monsters, monsters, monsters! Kids' Page had giant-sized fun opening all your monster letters. Monsters from movies and monsters from books. Scary monsters and friendly monsters. Monsters from other planets and even made-up monsters.

The idea to do a Kids' Page on monsters came from Lee Dexter, 10, of Ottawa, who sent us a great picture of a monster. Kelly Steeves, 9, of Ottawa, sent us a puzzle with the names of different kinds of monsters hidden in it. Leigh-Anne Bakker of Long Sault sent us a scrambled word game with the homes of famous monsters in it. Every kid knows what monsters look like just look at the great drawings on this page. But the funny thing is, the only place we know for sure that monsters live is in the imagination! Still, lots of people insist they have seen monsters.

Here are some famous ones: Canada's own monster is the Sasquatch, or Big Foot, a mysterious ape-like creature said to live in the remote woods of British Columbia. The big, hairy Sasquatch is mentioned in Indian legends, in journals kept by early white explorers, and every year loggers and hunters report sightings. Another Canadian monster is said to live in Turtle Lake in northwest Saskatchewan. Almost every summer a few people say they have seen the long-necked creature swimming in the big lake. And it is mentioned in Indian legends.

The Loch Ness Monster of Scotland is probably the world's most famous. If this creature exists, it certainly avoids people. People who say they have seen it say "Nessie" has a long neck, flippers, and one or two humps. But any photograph taken has been too blurry to prove Nessie exists. The Yeti, or Abominable Snowman is said to live in the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet.

From descriptions, it sounds like it could be the Sasquatch's cousin! 0p 2 tz ft iljr it lv7 ft tAi i iflJSf lr a i4 )ff Is n. 5f Is rs Is Si Ft rvl ft 9 1 MONSTROUS JOKES What's a monster's favorite game? Hide and shriek. What do English sea monsters have for dinner? Fish and ships. What goes ha-ha-ha, plop-plop-plop? A monster laughing its heads off! (These three submitted by Emily Duthle, 9, of Orleans) What kind of seat does a baby ghost sit in? A booster seat. (Submitted by Julie Summers, 5, of Ottawa) First Vampire: Why did you fall in love with Count Dracula? Second Vampire: I guess it was love at first bite! (Submitted by Punla Chona of Kanata) Girl monster: Mom, my teacher said I was nice, smart and well-behaved.

Mother monster: Don't feel bad dear. You'll do better next semester. What's a ghost's favorite TV game show? Squeal of Fortune. (Both submitted by Neill Bales, 8, of Ottawa) if it 1 4 wr- V. ft 3 3 I 'if Dragon by Debbie Yeung, 9, of Gloucester 1 1 'f- i HP1 a.

Pwll? 1 ftps iiii I I ft -t-J I t' I A Matthew Watson, 7, produced Monsters in the laboratory Jessica Zabloski, 4, of RR 2, Pembroke, sent us her monster A Dracula by Danny Martin, 8, of Wendover, Ont. Miss Monster by Kathy Cleves, 11, of Metcalfe, Ont. ft i e'll soon have a page about I I airplanes. Send us a draw- -f ing or tell us about your plane trip. Later, we'll have a page on maple i VI syrup time.

Send your jokes, draw- A ings and letters to: -n'" The Kids' Page VS The Ottawa Citizen A 1101 Baxter Rd. 1 5' Ottawa, Ont. I K2C3M4 If we use your stuff, we'll send you a Citizen lunchbag. Remember to put your name, age, telephone number and full address, including postal code, on everything 4-- you send in. Today's Reader is Mary 1 Clarissa Shorten, 7, of Orleans.

CRAFT CORNER HOW TO MAKE MONSTER BUNS Terrify your dinner guests with these menacing buns. Here's the recipe: Mix together 15 ml quick-acting yeast, 15 ml honey and 375 ml of warm water. Set aside for five minutes until the yeast becomes foamy. Add 15 ml oil and 5 ml salt. Add 875 ml of all-purpose flour a little at a time.

Knead the dough on a floured surface for 10 minutes. The dough will become smooth and elastic. Let the dough rise in a greased bowl covered with a tea towel. It will take 30 minutes to an hour for the dough to double in size. If you have a willing adult and a food processor, the job can be done very quickly.

Add the flour to the processor and pour the liquid in while the machine is running. Once the dough forms a ball, allow the ma- Guests will love these buns at first bite Hi ii 5,1 chine to run for an additional 45 seconds. Put the dough in a greased bowl, cover and allow to rise. Begin the monsters by rolling out a small amount of dough to 12 cm thick. Cut the dough into a circle using a clean tin can.

Add features with bits of shaped dough. Place the creatures on a greased cookie sheet and brush on a little egg white. Bake at 200 degrees (400 F) for eight to 10 minutes..

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