Cloud Busting: Puffin Poetry
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Despite his Mum's insistence, Sam doesn't want to be friends with Davey. He thinks Davey's a first class, grade A, total moron. But when the two boys are thrown together a bond is formed between them. Sam is still embarrassed to be seen with Davey, but little by little he has to admit, when it's just the two of them, Davey is a lot of fun. But then something terrible happens . . .
Cloud Busting offers an embarrassment of riches when it comes to writing responses; below is a sprinkling of possibilities: Education Shed Ltd, Severn House, Severn Bridge, Riverside North, Bewdley, Worcestershire, UK, DY12 1ABAn interesting story told in the form of poetry homework by Sam about his friendship with Davey and Alex. He also describes a nasty incident in the poem too which really affected the friendships. One of the most original and moving books of the year . . . an absolutely remarkable book Daily Mail Throughout these six lessons, your class will become familiar with the main characters in the story. They will infer Sam and Davey's thoughts and feelings, and express this through poetry, diary entries, drama and discussion. Children will make predictions based on their knowledge and understanding of the story, and explore how different characters react to the same event. They will analyse both how and why Sam and Davey change throughout the book, and link this to the themes of bullying, friendship and conformity.
I liked that the book was written like a poem - it is different from the other books that I usually read. The story in the book was ok but not as interesting or exciting as some of the other books that I have read as part of the reading challenge.
Elliot wishes his Mum was more interesting: everyone else’s parents do exciting things like work for the BBC, but his is only a secretary. But is she? Cloud Busting describes a lifechanging experience, and could be a life-changing book. Questions that will be worthy of deeper discussion may include: Sam doesn’t like the new boy in class. Davey is not Sam’s kind of person. When they are thrown together, Sam finds that Davey's way of looking at the world makes living a whole lot more fun, until something happens that disrupts their new friendship...