Groloulou et Ptibiquet

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Groloulou et Ptibiquet

Contributor: Nathalie Paris

Language of text: French
Type of text: Other
Author or source: Christophe Pernaudet, Sébastien Chebret
Intended age of students: Key Stage 2/3
Source reference: 9782244400129

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I want to share this straightforward story with a class and have the children join in with the names of the 2 characters whenever they come up as they really are the focus of the book. A couple of pupils can even act it out as we read it out loud! I love the twist at the end when the 2 bump into each other and their names change as they fuse with each other!!

This book appealed to me because it made me think of an activity which I have seen done before where the children use, in any language, the names of 2 animals to make a new one up and draw it in 2 halves…what better lead up to this activity than this book?

The children will not just be able to come up with one or 2 new animals though: they will be able to use the book to adapt and write a whole story about 2 animals! The names of the animals can also, as in the book, include part of adjectives in French, which will make the activity even more challenging!

Topics or themes:
This can be used in a unit on animals.



How much time required:
2 lessons

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