This is from our sister site willblyton.com Will Blyton embraces the theme of bullying so I have put together an extract of the book with some discussion questions and an activity. Fiction for 8-12 year olds.
I think that it is wonderful for children to have a great time reading a book but even better if they do some fun interactive work with it also. Below is a short piece from Will Blyton and The Stinking Shadow (pages 2-3), after the extract there are questions to discuss what has happened and then there is an activity to follow. Have fun.
The door shuts heavily behind me as I pull on it and then run across the empty road to the deserted beach. I try to remember my dream full of stripy clothes, fried onion smells and the tinkling circus music that makes the horses dance.
A sharp nip stings my cheek and my specs are gone. All I can see is a head resembling a dead bat moving towards me; it has to be The Toad. You can always tell him from the fake, leather jacket…
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