Laurence Bradley Jones (or Lazy Bones Jones, as his sister calls him) is sick of the rain. It’s been falling for days. His sister has spent the time doing puzzles, but L.B. thinks that’s boring. So he spoils her fun by hiding the last piece of the puzzle and putting it in place when she leaves the room. if only he’d known what that would lead to. He and his Klutz slip into another world, where L.B. discovers that he doesn’t have an imagination. Features of the Book – First person point of view, – Introduction and epilogue in italics, – Text in large bold type for effect, – The unusual structure of the story line, – The use of cooperation to solve a problem, – The way the puzzle connects events in the story, – The hallmarks of the fairy-tale setting – unicorn, ruined, castle, dungeon, girl in the tower, – The idea of the characters meeting again by using another puzzle, Purpose Lazy Bones Jones can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – making links with students’ own experience, – discussing the form of narrative fantasy, – reviewing the use of adverbs, – looking at the possessive form of singular nouns, – analysing the story line.
Themes covered in this book are: Adventure, Different Views, Relationships
Reading Level: 29-30 (Sapphire)
Guided Reading Level28
Theme/TopicAdventure | Different Views | Relationships
Strategy/SkillsMaking connections | Text structure | vocabulary and word