Yeti lives alone in a wintery landscape. Well, maybe not quite alone, but no one is brave enough to go near big, scary Yeti. No one apart from Bird, who gets lost on her way south, makes a special friend, and opens up a whole new world for our Yeti…
Teaching Ideas and Resources:
- Write a diary entry from the point of view of the yeti. How does he spend his days? How does he feel?
- Write a newspaper entry about the sighting of a yeti.
- Imagine that you have seen a yeti. Write a description of it using lots of adjectives, similes and metaphors.
- The yeti is the ‘biggest, hairiest, scariest’ beast. Can you think of any other superlatives? When are they used in writing?
- Retell the story from the bird’s point of view. Where did she come from? How did he first feel when she met Yeti?
- Retell the story (or part of it) in the form of a play script.
- Make a list of things that the bird might need in her suitcase on her long journey.
- Write a postcard from bird back to Yeti while she is on one of her journeys. Write Yeti’s reply.
- Write a report about yetis. Where do they live? What do they eat? Do they have any special adaptations?
- Why do birds migrate? Can you find out more about this and write a report to teach others?
- Look at images of yetis (or abominable snowmen) and create your own illustrations of one.
- A yeti is a fictional creature. Can you draw your own made-up animal?
- Compose a song that Yeti and the bird might sing in the forest each night.
- Write a travel report about bird’s journey before she met Yeti. Could you plot her route on a map?
- Plan a new game that Yeti and the bird can play together.
- Look at the expressions of the creatures at different points in the story. How are they feeling? How can you tell?