This resource for use with Konnie Huq’s new book Cookie…and the Most Annoying Boy in the World is suitable for ages 7+, and includes extracts from the text and corresponding discussion questions and activities.
It covers themes such as pets, best friends, brainbusters and science.
About the book
Cookie’s life is basically over. Her best friend in the whole world is moving to Solihull because one of her dads has a new job there.
Cookie begs her parents for a pet to fill the void but they have given her an absolute NO. It would be way too expensive and way way too messy. But Cookie has never been a fan of the word ‘no’ so she visits the pet shop anyway and sets her heart on the sweetest cutest kitteniest kitten ever: Bluey.
But then ... disaster!
The most annoying boy she’s ever met in her entire nine years goes into the pet shop, buys Bluey and renames her Nigel! And then he joins her year at school! And if that wasn’t bad enough, he moves in next door to her.
About the resource
This 13-page PDF resource features four extracts from the book, with accompanying activities:
Extract 1: Pets (taken from Chapter One – Animal Lover)
Objectives: Explore a character’s relationship with different animals in the text; illustrate your own ‘Dream Pet Storyboard’.
Subjects: Literacy, Art, Design and Technology, RSHE, Citizenship
Extract 2: Best friends (taken from Chapter Three – The Disappearing Caterpillar Brothers)
Objectives: Reflect on the theme of friendship and how it is explored in the story; sketch 3 unique ‘things’ that you share with your best friend.
Subjects: Literacy, Art, Design and Technology, Drama, RSHE, Citizenship
Extract 3: Brainbusters (taken from Chapter Five – Cat Burglar)
Objectives: Create a list of 5 questions and answers on your specialist topic; participate in a Brainbusters quiz with your classmates.
Subjects: Literacy, RSHE, Citizenship
Extract 4: Science (taken from Chapter Eight – Restraining Order)
Objectives: Discuss the impact of scientific advancements on day-to-day life; design and build your own ‘Non-edible Solar System’!
Subjects: Literacy, Art, Design and Technology, Science: the Solar System
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