Rose Meets Mr Wintergarten, by Bob Graham

  • We see that Rose’s house is very colourful and cheerful on the outside which is matched by a colourful and cheerful bedroom.  Make up designs for the other rooms in the Summers’ house.
  • We see Mrs Summers making some hotcakes to Mr Wintergarten, who when we meet him is eating a very unappealing meal.  Write down a typical menu for the Summers household and compare it to what a typical menu for Mr Wintergarten might be
  • Can you imagine Mr Wintergarten as a young boy? Write a story which explains how he ended up living all alone in such a dark, unhappy house.
  • Look at the picture of the two houses at the start of the book and then the same scene at the end of the book.  Describe all the changes that have taken place.