# Angelica Sprocket's Pockets

Age Range: 5 - 11

Angelica Sprocket lives next door.

Her overcoat has pockets galore!

And you'll never guess what's in them...

### Book Author: Quentin Blake

See More Books from this author

## Teaching Ideas and Resources:

### English

• Look at the rhyming words in the story.
• Make a list of the things that can be found in Angelica Sprocket's Pockets and the different ways that each item might be used.
• Can you find any examples of onomatopoeia in the story?
• Add a speech / thought bubble to each character in the illustrations. What are they thinking / feeling?
• Make a new set of pages for the book that explain what else might be in Angelica Sprocket's Pockets.
• Plan an interview with the author / illustrator, Quentin Blake. What questions would you ask him? Watch some of these interviews with him:

### Maths

• Measure the length of the different items in Angelica's pockets. How long are they? How big to her pockets need to be?
• How heavy might the items in her pockets be? How much would her coat weigh altogether?
• If you were to buy the things in Angelica's pockets, how much would they cost?
• Look at the patterns on Angelica's pockets. Can you create pictures with different repeating patterns?

### Science

• Look at the illustrations. What forces can you see taking place?
• How could Angelica's pockets keep the ice creams cold? Can you carry out an investigation to find out what materials might help to keep things cold?

### Design Technology

• Make an outfit for a person / toy that has lots of pockets on it.
• Could you make a pop-up version of one of the pages in the book?

### Art

• Design a new overcoat (or another type of clothing) that has pockets galore!
• Look at the different colours of Angelica Sprocket's pockets. Can you think of the different names that we give to various shades of the colours?
• Create a new page showing something else that might be kept in Angelica Sprocket's pockets.
• Try to create illustrations for some of your own stories, or for another of your favourite stories. Watch this video for some tips: