Pupils love finding out what is really under-the-skin of these characters. What is the wolf thinking? What sort of tattoos would a giant have? How do we know that the witch is literally two-faced?
It has been a great text for exploring ‘voice’ and register as we hear the characters introducing themselves to the reader.
We would then use these two synonym circles to explore the character of the wolf and then create our own for a new character:
We then used a similar approach for predicting what the witch might say and the pupils had a go at writing their own versions and reading them aloud.
The book unfolds and shows us what the special objects are that these villains own and then we are given the story itself. Again, another great way of exploring tone is to compare the voice of the character and their secrets with their story which is told in the third person.