Let us tell you about a book we enjoyed.
It was called ‘The Country Pancake’
and was written by Anne Fine
The main character was a school boy called Lance.
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The teachers that his class had were
Mr. Rushman who talked too much
and Mr Herbert and
Mrs. Maloney who thought the class were infants
and kept on repeating herself.
Yes she kept on repeating herself 😉
Did I mention, she kept on repeating herself?
The Principal of the school was Mrs. Spicer
And Flossy was a cow and Lance’s best friend.
Miss Mirabelle (the substitute teacher) is very glamorous.
She is very different (in a good way) to the teachers
that the class have had before.
The class like her but she is a big fibber.
She doesn’t listen very well.
Sometimes she can be a bit mean to children who sniff.
She puts them in a cupboard in the back of the class.
Each class has to come up with an idea for fundraising for the school.
Miss Mirabelle can’t think of anything.
Mrs. Spicer the Principal is not happy with Miss Mirabelle.
Lance comes to the rescue.
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I liked the book.
My favourite part was when Lance
came up with the idea for fundraising.
But I don’t feel that I learnt anything
that I didn’t know already.
Senan liked Lance because he daydreams
and he likes Flossie the cow
because she is so understanding.
He liked the teachers because they are all so different.
His favourite part of the story was every part.
I love the book.
My favourite part was the raffle because Mrs. Spicer,
the principal does not know how the cow will pick a winner.
Jack S said:
I really liked the book because it has an unusual plot.
I learned how to make money with a cow.
She learned a bit about cows.
Her favourite part was when Lance had an idea for the raffle
Shauna said that she thought it was funny
when the Granny was disgusted
but would not miss the raffle all the same.
Shauna now knows what a country pancake is.
Cian said that he loved this book because it is like a real story.
Teacher thinks it is interesting to see how Lance’s
opinion of the teacher changes as the book goes on.
In this way Lance is on a journey.
Do you know what a ‘country pancake’ is
If we told you any more we would feel
that we would ruin the story for you 🙂
We are looking forward to ‘making connections’
between this book and ‘The Art Hater’
as they are both school stories
by Anne Fine
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These are useful comprehension questions from the excellent website: Primary Resources.co.uk