Mister Magnolia, by Quentin Blake

  • Read the book out aloud and have people in the class act out some of the funny things that are described in the story
  • Create some new pages for Mister Magnolia by making up a sentence that rhymes with ‘only one boot’ and then illustrating it
  • Write another adventure for Mister Magnolia but write it as if he has ‘only one shoe’ or ‘only one sock’
  • Where do you think Mister Magnolia’s other boot went?  Write a story about how he lost his boot.  
  • Where might Mister Magnolia’s new boot have come from?  Write a story about who sent him the present and why.