This week the book Ms Browne (our librarian) chose for us was Fuzzy Doodle, written by Melinda Szymanik and illustrated by Donovan Bixley.
It is a beautifully written story that can be appreciated by children and adults. The illustrations were stunning and we were able to recognise the figurative language because of the work we have been doing on poetry in the classroom. Fuzzy, is a doodle that comes to life and starts to consume words, pictures and stories.
Some of the poetic devices and figurative language used include:
- Rhyme (e.g squiggle/wriggle; started/half-hearted)
- Alliteration (e.g spilly spotting; teeny tiny; creaked and cracked)
- Metaphor (e.g hoovered up the text; that noodle that Fuzzy had turned into, just a quiet little parcel)
- Evocative (sometimes made up) words (e.g scrumptious, rumply, famished, gobbled)
- Onomatopoeia (nibbled, chomped, hoovered, gobbled, creaked, cracked)
How does Fuzzy change throughout the story?
How can the story be related to life cycles?
What message is presented in this story?
Have you ever had an idea grow from a scribble?
Have you read any other books by this author and illustrator?