Age Range: 5 - 11

Never fear, Superworm's here! He can fish Spider out of a well, and rescue Toad from a busy road. But who will come to Superworm's rescue, when he's captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Luckily, all of Superworm's insect friends have a cunning plan...

Book Author: Julia Donaldson

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Teaching Ideas and Resources:


  • Make your own story about a different animal that becomes a superhero.
  • Use the book to create a collection of rhyming words and phrases. Could you use these to create your own rhyming story?
  • Make a list of words and phrases that are used to describe Superworm. Can you compare these to other descriptions of superhero characters?
  • Write a newspaper report about one of the times when Superhero comes to the rescue.
  • Write a diary entry from the point of view of Superworm.
  • Think of some questions that you might like to ask Superworm. How might he respond?
  • How many different ways is Superworm used in the story? Can you make a new page in which Superworm helps a different animal?
  • Write character profiles about Superworm and Wizard Lizard.


  • Make a graph to show the number of each creature shown in the illustrations.
  • Can you sort the creatures into different groups?


  • Choose one of the creatures from the story. Can you write a report about it?
  • Create a food chain that includes some of the animals in the story.


  • Create an animation about a superhero.
  • Create a Superworm comic strip using publishing software.
  • Could you program a Superworm game?


  • Design a superhero costume for Superworm to wear.
  • Find out about the illlustrator of the story. What other books has he illustrated? Which materials does he like to use? What questions would you like to ask him?


  • Compose a tune to accompany the Superworm chant that appears throughout the story.


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