These are all presents from Heather, and she gave them me today. Here are all the fossils that she gave me. The fish is from Arizona, and there are geodes, orthocerases, ammonites, pyrite, and a trilobite. Heather found two of the ammonites in Charmouth - the two muddy ones. Thank you Heather - I think I need to re-arrange my favourite fossils!!!!
When Mummy went to Germany, she met a lady called Tinne. Tinne is from Belgium, and she gave me some fossils. The fossils are from Fance and Holland (edit: thinks Mummy, she can't quite remember!) We don't know what all of them are, so you can come back to us and say what some of the fossils are. We think that there are a coral, a bivalve, a gastropod, some shark teeth, and an ammonite, and a belemnite or sea urchin spine...
Thank you so much, Tinne!!
This is my fossil shelf. It's in my bedroom, by my reading corner. Daddy made it all. We had a shelf, but we needed more shelves. So Mummy and I went to the studio, and we made some shelves. Mummy sawed them and I painted them, and Daddy screwed them in-between the shelves that were there. The top shelf is the present shelf, the middle shelf is the ones that we bought, the next shelf is the fossil-found-shelf, and then there's my grading ammonites (every time I grade in Taekwondo, I get an ammonite. I've done three gradings, so next grading is my all-green belt, and I'll get another ammonite).
One day when we run out of shelves, we're going to put some more on.
Yesterday I got a big parcel, and inside, there were nine fossilised fossils. And this one is crocodile bones. The one beneath is a belemnite, it's the biggest one I ever had!
I've had hardly any bone fossils, except a tiny bit of dinosaur bone, and now, a man called Howie has sent me all of these. These are ichthyosaur bones...
...and we think these are ichthyosaur bones, too.
There are three lots of ichthyosaur vertebrae. I've never had such nice fossils.
They were all found in places where we've looked as well, so next time, we need to look a bit harder, so we can find fossils like this, too.
This is a sea urchin (it's also called an echinoid).
This is an ammonite.
And here are more ichthyosaur vertebrae. I want to say to this big, grown-up man: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, for these beautiful fossils. I thought Christmas has come early.
It's been a long time since I told you about any fossil presents I got. So I thought I'd show you them all, and say 'thank you' to the people who gave them to me.
I got this shark tooth from Luke - he's from taekwondo.
Chris bought these stingray teeth for me all the way in Australia.
Ben is from school. He came to my birthday party and gave me all these fossils. In the picture below are dinosaur bones!!
This is a small ammonite. It's shiny, because it's been cut and polished. It was a present from Jack's Dad Stuart, and he cuts and polishes stones. He also gave me all the fossils below - one is polished fossilised algae, and one is polished crinoid stems - can you tell which is which? Jack collects fossils, too, and I've sent him some of mine.
Linda came to Mummy for a lesson in how to make glass beads, and heard that I'm collecting fossils, so she sent me an ammonite imprint. It's been cut, Mummy says it's called a cabochon, like what Stuart did with the ones above!
Thank you for my fossil presents. I love them and I'm looking after them! From Toby.
Today when I came home from school, there was a parcel! When we opened it, there was this great ammonite! It was a present from Naomi. She read my website and decided to give it to me. Thank you very, very, very, very much! It is like an ammonite on top of an ammonite!
Hello, my name is Toby. I am five years old, and I want to be a palaeontologist. I really like fossils, so I'm writing down everything I do with fossils! My Mummy is doing the typing until I'm a bit older, but she writes everything I say.