Groloulou et Ptibiquet

Monday 19 September 2016
by  Natha
popularity : 42%

There was no wolf in last week’s blog so I have to redress the balance! I fell in love with this cute story in a bookshop in Aix-les Bains; it will make you smile too I am sure! 

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

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


I haven’t actually found any resources on the internet to go with this book... It is a treasure yet to be discovered by French school teachers!! I will share whatever I come up with when I first use it; enjoy it!

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