"The matter with human beans," the BFG went on, "is that they is absolutely refusing to believe in anything unless they is actually seeing it right in front of their own schnozzles."

- Roald Dahl

 

 

In This Kit You’ll Find:

  • 8 copies of The BFG by Roald Dahl
  • 2 copies of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
  • 2 copies of Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks! by Eric Braun
  • 1 Copy of The BFG DVD
  • 1 copy of the discussion questions (you may keep)
  • Book sign-up sheet to keep track of books (you may keep)
  • 2 sets of worksheets for The Gruffalo readers (you may keep)

Themes for Discussion:

  • The BFG: friendship, bravery, staying true to self, dreams, the magic of things unseen, giants
  • The Gruffalo: cleverness, bravery, animals, monsters
  • Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks!: giants, magic, point of view

 

 

About the Book:

The BFG: Sophie is snatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children. Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling giants. (Novelist)

The Gruffalo: A clever mouse uses the threat of a terrifying creature to keep from being eaten by a fox, an owl, and a snake - only to have to outwit that creature as well. (Novelist)

Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks!: The giant tells what really happened when Jack kept climbing up the beanstalk and sneaked into his house. (Novelist)

You’ll Like It If You Like:

Fantasy, fast-paced, funny & silly books, classics, books into movies

Reading Level:

BFG: Read Together, Grades 2 - 5; Read Alone, Grades 4 - 6

The Gruffalo & Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks!: Ages 0 - 8 years

 

 

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Fun things To Do & Explore at Your Book Club:

  • Watch: The 2016 Walt Disney Films production of The BFG and compare the book and the movie (DVD included in kit):

 

  • Make: Create dream jars like the ones the BFG uses to collect your good dreams, here's a simple tutorial.  While creating, talk about how to start dream journals to capture your own dreams each morning:

 

  • Create New Words: Grab a large dictionary and take turns opening it to a random page. Pick a word, read the definition and change the word into something the BFG might say. Add letters, syllables, or combine it with another word - be creative! (adapted from readbrightly.com)

 

  • The Gruffalo Readers: Complete the worksheets describing characteristics of the Gruffalo (worksheets included in kit folder) and check out this video reading of the book:

 

  • Jack's Beanstalk Stinks Readers: Listen to the original story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Then, discuss the differences between the original and Jack's Beanstalk Stinks!:

 

 

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