This sheet has been taken from UKS2 Literacy Resources File
Encourages children to think about the Features of a Comedy. It links to You Can’t Bring That in Here by Robert Swindells. But activity can be used without this book and can link to any comedy.
Dialogue: the repetition of ‘you can’t bring that in here’ which is then used by the gorilla at the end.
– Vocabulary: funny similes, for example, ‘the sofa looked like a tatty boat afloat on a sea of can rings and screwed-up crisp packets’.
– Action: Jimmy swapping a number of ‘normal’ animals, ending up with a talking gorilla.
– Authorial voice: use of the third person makes the reader sympathise with Jimmy and ridicules Osbert.
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