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Reading and comprehension


Continue to read your book at home and make sure it is being recorded in your reading record.


Today I would like you to choose a book to read from our Virtual Library below: 

This week for your reading, can you listen to this story below and answer the questions underneath. 

The Emperor of Absurdia by Chris Riddell

Join one small boy as he tumbles into a crazy dreamland and an amazing adventure.



Who are the characters in the story? 

What happened in the beginning of the story? 

How do you think the characters would feel? 

What words have been used to describe throughout the story?


What do you think the boy thought or felt when he fell into the monster's arms? 

What would he have thought or felt getting his scarf from the tree? 

What did he think or feel when he couldn't find the dragon? 


Who was your favourite character and why? 

Did you have a favourite part? 

What about a least favourite part? 


Can you make predictions about what could happen to the characters after the ending? 


As a challenge, can you create your own front cover illustration and write a blurb about the story?