Je mangerais bien un enfant

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Je mangerais bien un enfant

Contributor: Nathalie Paris

Language of text: French
Type of text: Other
Author or source: Sylviane Donnio / Dorothée de Monfreid
Intended age of students: Key Stage 2/3
Source reference: 2211080464

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This is the story of a small crocodile who doesn't want to eat what his parents are offering because he'd rather eat a child... Will he get what he wants?!
After introducing the title, as you read the story to the children, they can join in with "j'aimerais bien manger un enfant". Once they are familiar with it, you could choose a child to represent each of the characters and act it out then do the speaking parts; you could be the narrator. It would be most interesting to focus on the dialogue bewteen the girl and the crocodile... or imagine one!

I want to use this book because it sends a nice message (actually a lot of positive messages about food, growing up, about girls being strong etc!), the illustrations are clear, the text rich and it is fun!

There are lots of written tasks which you could do as a follow up.
As crocodiles (though they will eat anything!) would not necessarily choose to eat bananas, cake or sausages (!) the children could design their own original menus for other animals... or look up and put into French what a crocodile's diet should really look like!
The children could also write an ID card for each of the characters in the story using adjective which they know or adjectives from the story.

Topics or themes:
Food and healthy eating; animals and their food; when teaching "I would like"

Adjectives; the present tense of -er verbs


How much time required:
1-2 lessons

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