Mog always seems to be in trouble. She forgets that she has a cat flap and she forgets that she has already eaten her supper. But, one night, Mog’s forgetfulness comes in very handy…
Teaching Ideas and Resources:
- Make a list of words that could be used to describe Mog. How does the author describe her?
- There are lots of books about Mog. Can you plan and write a new story about her?
- Retell the story from the point of view of Mog or a member of the Thomas family.
- Write some instructions to teach people how to look after a cat like Mog.
- Think of some speech / thought bubbles for the characters in each illustration.
- Use the character of Mog as inspiration for a stop-motion animation.
- Design the cover of a new book about Mog.
- Create a Mog puppet and use it to retell the story.
- Design and make a medal to give to Mog as a reward.
- Create your own illustrations of Mog.
- Create some storyboards for a new film about Mog.
- Compose a theme tune for a ‘Mog’ cartoon.
- This story was first published in 1975. How has life changed since then? Could you interview a person who was alive in 1975 and ask them about their life at the time?
- Mog is very forgetful. Have you ever forgotten something? What can we do to help ourselves remember things?
- Look at the illustrations and discuss how Mog is feeling throughout the story. How do we know?
- Don’t forget to explore our teaching ideas related to Mog’s Christmas Calamity.