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1st June

George's Marvellous Medicine (9 & 10)

Tell somebody what has happened so far.  

Talk about:


  1. What was the first thing that mum saw when she arrived home?
  2. What was mum’s reaction when she saw grandma? What words did the writer use? (‘giggled and gaped and looked as though she was going to faint’)
  3. Describe George’s dad.
  4. Why was dad so impressed?
  5. What words did dad use to show he was impressed? (colossal, gigantic, tremendous miracle)
  6. What did dad do?
  7. Why didn’t grandma like what was going on?
  8. What were the family’s different views of grandma?
  9. What was dad’s plan?
  10. Why was there a problem with making the medicine?  How did dad sort it out?
  11. What do you think about dad?



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Draw a picture of your favourite part of this section of the book.  Think about the following to write about this part too!

  1. Why is this your favourite part of these chapters?
  2. Do you like any of the author’s words or phrases? 
  3. What do they add to the story?