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CLIP 11520

Jackanory Junior: 'The Monster Crisp-Guzzler'

Jackanory Junior: 'The Monster Crisp-Guzzler'
Key Info
  • Jackanory Junior: 'The Monster Crisp-Guzzler'
  • Duration: 14:06
  • Angela Griffin reads the story of Meera's first day at a new school. Her teacher Miss Porter seems ordinary, but has a secret. At lunchtime, Meera's classmates try to get her to hide her crisps from Miss Porter. When the teacher eats just one of Meera's crisps, she turns into a dragon. When this happens, Miss Porter tries to hide from the head teacher Mrs Spratt, but she is caught and dismissed from her job. On her last day there is a school trip to the seaside. The children have fun on the beach, but when it is time to go home, Meera realises she has left her lunch box by a rock pool. Meera goes to fetch the lunch box but is caught by the tide. Miss Porter eats more crisps, turns into a dragon again and saves her by flying over the waves. Mrs Spratt agrees to give Miss Porter her job back and the children all have dragon rides. The Monster Crisp Guzzler was written by Malorie Blackman and illustrated by Sami Sweeten.
  • Subject:



    Stories: Adventure Science Fiction and Fantasy

  • Keywords: story, stories, secret, dragon, crisps, scaly, tide, humour, seaside, rock, Jackanory, jackanory junior, fantasy, adventure
Ideas for use in class
  • Listening for pleasure. Discuss use of humour in the story. Use as basis for original 'transformation' stories. Use as a basis for drama and role play.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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