Grobby™ Six Bricks - Farmyard Adventure
Grobby™ Six Bricks is a Superhero / Superheroine. Unlike the caped superheroes, Grobby™ uses Six bricks, brain power and problem solving skills to devise a solution to a pressing problem. This is a story to be shared and enjoyed by the children. The story will act as a springboard for the children to write their own Grobby™ Six Bricks stories.
Grobby™ travels around with a pack of six bricks which are used in all sorts of fun ways. The specific arrangement of the bricks Green, Red, Orange, Blue, Blue, Yellow - generates the name GROBBY™. Not only that, children become very familiar with the character and always click their bricks into a GROBBY™ stack when not in use i.e. a Green on a Red, on an Orange, on a Blue (light) on a Blue (dark), on a Yellow. Your children will love Grobby!
Today, Grobby™ visits Fairfield Farm to hang out with the animals, only to get caught up in an unfolding accident where all of Grobby’s skills are called upon. How will Grobby™ respond? An adventure filled with a collection of charming farm animals, an unusual rabbit and an unfortunate hen!
Once the story has been enjoyed by your child(ren), there are 40 questions to answer and lots of puzzles to enjoy and solve.
Enjoy the adventures of Grobby Six Bricks!
Grobby™ Six Bricks - Farmyard Adventure is not just a story to enjoy, but is the springboard into the 'Write with Grobby Project'.
Watch a video of a 'reading' of the book here.
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Once you have read the story to the children, there are 40 questions in the back of the book that you can ask the children, as itemised below.
For sure, story time is so precious in the lives of young children. It fires their imagination, extends vocabulary and enriches their lives. You can make it even more valuable and enjoyable by asking a few simple questions. Questions build comprehension skills. Not only that, but questions also make the shared reading experience more interesting for both reader and listener alike.
Questions can be asked at the outset based on the title, the cover illustration and what they think the story will be about. You can ask questions during the story and have them predict forward. For sure, there are lots of possible questions that can be shared and answered together at the end of the story. Good questions help your child to think about the text in a deeper way.
Here are some questions that you could ask about ‘Grobby™ Six Bricks - Farmyard Adventure.’
- What was your favourite part of the book? Why?
- Who was your favourite character? Why?
- What does Grobby™ do at the frog pool?
- Where does Grobby™ go to climb trees?
- How many robins sing to Grobby in the tree?
- How does Grobby™ like to spend summer afternoons?
- What age is Grobby™? How do you know?
- What birthday present did Granny give Grobby™? Was it a good present? How do you know? Would you like a present like that? Why?
- Is it true that Grobby™ loves to play with all the animals? Who does Grobby™ keep away from?
- What is the name of the farm?
- Where do the pigs live on the farm? What little treat does Grobby™ give to the pigs?
- How many pigs are in the pig pen? How would you describe the pig pen?
- What in the story shows that Grobby™ is kind?
- In what kind of ways do the animals play with the Six Bricks?
- Do all the animals play and have fun with the bricks? How do we know that Buster does not like the bricks? Explain.
- What is Grobby’s favourite thing to do on the farm?
- Are the hens happy to see Grobby™? Why?
- How many hens live in the hen house? What are their names? Are they all there when Grobby™ arrives to visit?
- Where does Grobby get the golden oats that he feeds to the hens?
- How did Grobby™, Penelope and Samantha know that there had been an accident?
- What happened Henrietta? How do you think she ended up in the river? Why did she not just swim out and save herself? How do you think she felt as she was being swept along by the river?
- Why did Buster not race down to Wild Water and save his friend Henrietta?
- If Henrietta went down the plunge pool, where would she end up? What do you think ‘Dark Hollow’ is like? Why are the animals of Fairfield Farm afraid of Dark Hollow?
- Why did Ostrich bury her head in the sandpit?
- How did Grobby™ get down to the river so fast?
- What did Grobby™ make to help rescue Henrietta from the river?
- How did poor Henrietta feel when Grobby pulled her up onto the raft?
- What did Henrietta’s friends do when Grobby™ pulled her up onto the riverbank?
- Was Buster happy with Grobby? How do you know? Do you think Buster will tease Grobby again? Why / Why not?
- Were all the animals happy when Henrietta was rescued? How do you know?
- What sounds do animals make? Can you make some animal sounds?
- If you could have one of the animals come to live with you for a week, which animal would you choose? Why?
- If you could be an animal and live at Fairfield Farm for a year, which animal would you choose to become? Why?
- Can you retell the story in order and in your own words?
- Did you learn any new words from the story?
- If you could change one thing in the book, what would it be?
- If you could add one more animal to the story, which animal would you add and what would that animal do in the story?
- Can you make up a different ending to the story?
- What words would you use to describe Grobby™ Six Bricks?
- Can you remember the title of the story? In your opinion, was it a good title for the story? If you could give the story another title, what would it be?
When children have written their own stories, have them generate some questions that they will pose to their classmates once they have shared the story aloud. Being able to ask good questions is a skill that needs developing and can be usefully done through a ‘Write-with-Grobby Project’.
What Grobby™ Six Bricks adventure will your children write about?