Walter and the Inventor’s Garden is about Ivan the inventor who is hoping that his vegetables will win a blue ribbon at the show, but Walter the dragon burns them with his fiery breath. Walter, Maisie, and Ivan work together to make new things to take to the show. Features of the Book – Direct speech, – Features characters from Walter’s Worries, – Humour, – Onomatopoeia – aaahhh … CHOOO!, clunk, whir, – Specialised vocabulary – inventor, inventions, – Third-person narrative, Word Study Opportunities – Hyphens – mini-sew, odd-looking, – Initial blend “fl” – flames, flowers, flying, – Digraphs “th” and “wh” – that, then, they, Thanks, thinking; what’s, when, whir, – Multisyllabic words – anything, happening, inventor, measuring, tomatoes, vegetables, Purpose Walter and the Inventor’s Garden can be used to introduce and reinforce the following standards-related skills: – using the illustrations to gain a deeper understanding of the text, – making confirming and revising predictions, – exploring the digraph “th”, – writing a response to literature.
Themes covered in this book are: Humour, Problem Solving, Personal Change
Reading Level: 19-20 (Purple)