When Willy is told he’s not allowed to bring his pets to his sister’s wedding, despite his promise, they turn up anyway… with disastrous results!
Teaching Ideas and Resources:
- Write a set of instructions to teach people how to look after one of Willy’s pets.
- Retell the story from Willy’s point of view.
- Write a diary entry from the point of view of one of the animals that went to the wedding.
- Think of some speech / thought bubbles and captions to accompany the illustrations.
- Write a new page for the story in which another of Willy’s pets causes trouble at the wedding.
- Retell the story from the point of view of Willy’s aunt.
- The wedding had ‘disastrous’ results. Can you think of synonyms for ‘disastrous’?
- Write a new story about a pet that goes somewhere that it shouldn’t normally go!
- Make a list of persuasive arguments for and against owning pets.
- How many pets does Willy have? How many legs / tails / eyes do they have in total?
- Create a survey to find out the favourite pets of the children in your class.
- Plan a healthy meal for the wedding guests.
- Choose a pet and write a report about it.
- Use publishing software to design some invitations for Willy’s sister’s wedding.
- Draw some images that show what the wedding photographs may have looked like.
- Find out how weddings are celebrated by different religions.
- Describe a wedding that you have attended in the past. How is it similar / different from the one in the story?
- Find out the names of popular pets in other languages.
- Think about why some people decide to get married.