Charlie Cook is reading a book about a pirate captain, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading about a knight, who is reading about a frog…
From kings and queens to aliens and ghosts, there’s something for everyone in Charlie’s amazing book!
Teaching Ideas and Resources:
- What is your favourite book? Could your class make a set of posters to advertise your favourite books?
- Look at the different characters shown on the front cover. What stories include those characters? What adventures might they have in this book?
- Charlie Cook’s name has alliteration. Can you think of other names that have alliteration, e.g. Sally Smith, Harry Hopkins? Could you write a story about one of these?
- Choose one of the book titles featured in the book. Could you write the story that might appear in this book?
- Look at the way this story is structured. Could you make your own version about a person who reads a book about a character who finds a book about an animal who steals a book… ?
- Describe the different types of books featured in the story. Can you find the story books, a magazine, a comic, an encyclopedia? How are they similar / different?
- Choose one of the stories in one of the books and create a longer version of it.
- Which one of the books in this story is your favourite? Can you explain why?
- Carry out a survey of your class / school to find out their favourite books / authors. Could you create a report about the results?
- Can you identify the birds shown in the ‘Incredible Stories of Real Birds’ book?
- Take some digital photos of your friends reading their favourite books in some weird and wonderful places!
- Make a web page that helps families to learn about your favourite children’s stories.
- Look at the different fonts used in each book. Could you choose appropriate fonts to use in different places (e.g. comic strips, news headlines, adverts).
- Use publishing software to create your own story about a person who reads a book about a person who finds a book about…
- Could you make your own books / magazines / newspapers / comics to create a class library?
- Design a cover for each of the books featured in the story (see Resources below).
- Look on a map to find the location of libraries in your local area. Could you plan a trip to one to choose some new favourite books?
- Carry out a survey of family and friends to find out their favourite books from the past. What favourite stories did your parents / grandparents read? Why did they like them? How have stories / books changed over time?