Monday, April 22, 2024
A Perfect Day

A Perfect Day

by Mark Warner
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Whether basking in the warmth of the sun, nibbling on a fresh yellow corn-on-the-cob, or cooling off in a clear pool of water, it is a truly beautiful afternoon for all . . . what could possibly go wrong?


  • Look at the front cover of the book and describe what is happening. What might happen in the book?
  • Write your own story with the title ‘A Perfect Day’.
  • Think of some speech / thought bubbles for the characters in the story.
  • Plan and write a new set of pages for the book in which another animal has their perfect day until Bear comes along and ruins it.
  • Retell the story from the point of view of Bert or one of the animals.
  • Write a diary entry about this day from Bear’s point of view.
  • When Bear first appears in the story, there is no text to describe what is happening. Why? Could you think of some suitable text?
  • Record a ‘read aloud’ video in which you narrate the story.


  • Make a timetable that shows the things you would like to do on your perfect day.


  • Design a game in which an animal has to hide from a bear.

Design Technology:

  • Design a shelter to protect Bert and the animals from Bear.


  • Look at the illustrations throughout the book. Could you make your own pictures in a similar style?
  • Design a new cover for this book.
  • Retell the story in the form of a comic strip.


  • How might Bert and the other animals feel about Bear’s visit? How did Bear feel?

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