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Reading for Pleasure


Our story this week:



The robbers of London town plan a desperate crime one Christmas Eve - to steal all the toys they can lay their hands on! Fortunately, the robbers meet their match in brave office Pugh who leaps into action and arrests the villains - all except Grandma Swagg who manages to get away!



Can you discuss the following questions about Cops and Robbers:


What words can you think of to describe the robbers?

What words can you think of to describe the cops?

Why do the cops stay up till three? 

What do the robbers want to steal on Christmas Eve? 

Can you sequence the events of the story? 



Once there was a soft brown toy called Dogger.

One of his ears pointed upwards and the other flopped over.

His fur was worn in places because he was quite old.

He belonged to Dave. 

But then, one terrible day, Dave loses Dogger... 



Can you discuss the following questions about Dogger:


Who does Dogger belong to? 

How does Dave feel when Dogger is missing? 

Which word describes Dogger as being very old and used?

 When in the story do the family buy an ice - cream?

Will Dave find Dogger again?



Elmer is the story of an elephant who is born unlike the other elephants; he is patchwork coloured! Elmer has a brilliant sense of humour and keeps all of the other elephants entertained. Then one day, Elmer decides to change ...


Can you discuss the following questions about Elmer: 


Can you describe what Elmer looks like? 

Why did Elmer cover himself in grey berries? 

Do you think Elmer will change himself again? 

What happened to Elmer when it rained at the end of the story? 

Where did Elmer meet the other animals?