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Welcome to DAY 7. Today's lesson is on PLOT.
|Boris and the Wrong Shadow|
by Leigh Hodgkinson
Author: Leigh Hodgkinson
Illustrator: Leigh Hodgkinson
Publisher: Tiger Tales (orig. Orchard Books in Great Britain)
Year: 2009 (orig. 2008)
Word Count: 648
Top 10 Element: Plot
Boris the cat wakes up from his catnap to discover that he has the wrong shadow, as Vernon has switch-swapped it and left him with a small (and embarrassing) mouse shadow.First spread:
Boris has just woken up from his catnap. He smiles as he remembers his dream...swimming in a gigantic bowl of creeamy milk. Now that he is wide awake, Boris is feeling funny. Not funny ha ha but funny strange.This book has lots of big bold curving text. Some word play too. It is written in present tense, which is unusual for a picture book. It is definitely a character book. But I decided to give a summary of the plot for each page.
Spread 2: decides to not let a silly thing like this ruin his day
Spread 3: But it actually does. Other cats snicker. The birds don't even look up.
Spread 4: Is Boris actually a mouse? Nope. Still 100% cat.
Spread 5: What if his shadow was something bigger?
Spread 6: He suddenly sees his own shadow walking past.
Spread 7: Did Vernon steal his shadow?
Spread 8: No. They switch-swapped.
Spread 9: Boris would like them to switch-swatch back. Vernon runs.
Spread 10: But, Vernon won't fit in his mouse house.
Spread 11: Boris wouldn't understand Vernon's plight, but he actually does.
Spread 12: Boris tries to help Vernon get his own shadow back so they can spend time together.
Spread 13: They pounce through the garden again and they both feel like superstars.
Spread 14: They curl up and take an afternoon nap together.
Hope you find this helpful to PACE your own PLOTS.
And here's another book about Boris.
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