When Mr and Mrs Kranky go out to the shops they leave their son George to look after his miserable grandmother. George’s grandmother isn’t just miserable, she’s mean and bossy and she particularly doesn’t like growing boys.

When it’s time for Grandma to have her medicine, George has a tremendous idea. Perhaps what Grandma needs is a taste of a different medicine, with some very special ingredients thrown in. What’s the worst that could happen, after all?

Waterstones ushers you into George’s kitchen to watch him cook up a storm with his magical, muddled-up mixture. All it takes is some ‘NEVERMORE PONKING DEODORANT SPRAY’ (Grandma could use a drop of that), ‘SUPERWHITE FOR AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES’ (to make her sparkling clean), not to mention half a pint of ‘ENGINE OIL’ (to keep Grandma well-oiled) and various other things besides.

Auckland Live is bringing this internationally acclaimed production of Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine  to Auckland for the very first time. 

George can’t stand his Grandma. She complains all the time, she’s mean and she smells funny. On one particular day, Grandma is much more annoying than usual and George has had enough. To cure her nastiness, George concocts a spell and it actually works…in more ways than one.

Celebrate 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl in this explosive show of epic proportions, for anyone aged 6 to 106. Expect lots of fun, laughter and mischief at this unexpectedly wicked and wonderful classic. 

When Mr and Mrs Kranky go out to the shops they leave their son George to look after his miserable grandmother. George’s grandmother isn’t just miserable, she’s mean and bossy and she particularly doesn’t like growing boys.

When it’s time for Grandma to have her medicine, George has a tremendous idea. Perhaps what Grandma needs is a taste of a different medicine, with some very special ingredients thrown in. What’s the worst that could happen, after all?

Waterstones ushers you into George’s kitchen to watch him cook up a storm with his magical, muddled-up mixture. All it takes is some ‘NEVERMORE PONKING DEODORANT SPRAY’ (Grandma could use a drop of that), ‘SUPERWHITE FOR AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES’ (to make her sparkling clean), not to mention half a pint of ‘ENGINE OIL’ (to keep Grandma well-oiled) and various other things besides.

Auckland Live is bringing this internationally acclaimed production of Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine  to Auckland for the very first time. 

George can’t stand his Grandma. She complains all the time, she’s mean and she smells funny. On one particular day, Grandma is much more annoying than usual and George has had enough. To cure her nastiness, George concocts a spell and it actually works…in more ways than one.

Celebrate 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl in this explosive show of epic proportions, for anyone aged 6 to 106. Expect lots of fun, laughter and mischief at this unexpectedly wicked and wonderful classic. 

Divide children into groups. Set up a carousel of activities in which children investigate how Roald Dahl skilfully manipulates words to achieve extraordinary effects. Activity one: Children read extract one independently, then invite one or two to read it aloud. Which words rhyme? Is there any rhyming pattern to the poem? Prompt them to notice that it’s written in rhyming couplets. Why do children think Dahl used rhyming couplets? What effect does this have on the reader?

Activity three: Introduce the term ‘onomatopoeia’ if children don’t know it. Ask children to define the word ‘onomatopoeia’. Why do they think Roald Dahl has used onomatopoeia in his poem? Ask children to highlight all the noisy (onomatopoeic) words in extract one, then to write down as many noisy words as they can think of to match the pictures on RESOURCE 2: SOUND SCORCERY.

Invite children to write their own magic medicine poem on RESOURCE 3: MY PERILOUS POTION; they should use what they’ve written on resources one and two to help them.

We are really excited to be working with Puffin to celebrate the publication of a new companion book for  Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine : George’s Marvellous Experiments .  The book features a series of hands-on fun activities for children, teachers and families inspired by everyone’s favourite serendipitous scientist, George Kranky.

A couple of George’s experiments feature in our Primary activity pack , but do check out the book for lots more, as well as some accompanying lessons plans available here: http://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/teach/teach-the-stories/georges-marvellous-medicine-lessons . These include both literacy and PSHE objectives so you can read George’s story and find out how he mixes a medicine for his gruncious old granny.

What’s more, there will be ‘George’ events and activities happening in book stores across the UK during British Science Week (10 – 19 March), and – if you can’t get along to one of those – presenter Greg Foot will be demonstrating some of the experiments on YouTube .

When Mr and Mrs Kranky go out to the shops they leave their son George to look after his miserable grandmother. George’s grandmother isn’t just miserable, she’s mean and bossy and she particularly doesn’t like growing boys.

When it’s time for Grandma to have her medicine, George has a tremendous idea. Perhaps what Grandma needs is a taste of a different medicine, with some very special ingredients thrown in. What’s the worst that could happen, after all?

Waterstones ushers you into George’s kitchen to watch him cook up a storm with his magical, muddled-up mixture. All it takes is some ‘NEVERMORE PONKING DEODORANT SPRAY’ (Grandma could use a drop of that), ‘SUPERWHITE FOR AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES’ (to make her sparkling clean), not to mention half a pint of ‘ENGINE OIL’ (to keep Grandma well-oiled) and various other things besides.

Auckland Live is bringing this internationally acclaimed production of Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine  to Auckland for the very first time. 

George can’t stand his Grandma. She complains all the time, she’s mean and she smells funny. On one particular day, Grandma is much more annoying than usual and George has had enough. To cure her nastiness, George concocts a spell and it actually works…in more ways than one.

Celebrate 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl in this explosive show of epic proportions, for anyone aged 6 to 106. Expect lots of fun, laughter and mischief at this unexpectedly wicked and wonderful classic. 

Divide children into groups. Set up a carousel of activities in which children investigate how Roald Dahl skilfully manipulates words to achieve extraordinary effects. Activity one: Children read extract one independently, then invite one or two to read it aloud. Which words rhyme? Is there any rhyming pattern to the poem? Prompt them to notice that it’s written in rhyming couplets. Why do children think Dahl used rhyming couplets? What effect does this have on the reader?

Activity three: Introduce the term ‘onomatopoeia’ if children don’t know it. Ask children to define the word ‘onomatopoeia’. Why do they think Roald Dahl has used onomatopoeia in his poem? Ask children to highlight all the noisy (onomatopoeic) words in extract one, then to write down as many noisy words as they can think of to match the pictures on RESOURCE 2: SOUND SCORCERY.

Invite children to write their own magic medicine poem on RESOURCE 3: MY PERILOUS POTION; they should use what they’ve written on resources one and two to help them.

When Mr and Mrs Kranky go out to the shops they leave their son George to look after his miserable grandmother. George’s grandmother isn’t just miserable, she’s mean and bossy and she particularly doesn’t like growing boys.

When it’s time for Grandma to have her medicine, George has a tremendous idea. Perhaps what Grandma needs is a taste of a different medicine, with some very special ingredients thrown in. What’s the worst that could happen, after all?

Waterstones ushers you into George’s kitchen to watch him cook up a storm with his magical, muddled-up mixture. All it takes is some ‘NEVERMORE PONKING DEODORANT SPRAY’ (Grandma could use a drop of that), ‘SUPERWHITE FOR AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES’ (to make her sparkling clean), not to mention half a pint of ‘ENGINE OIL’ (to keep Grandma well-oiled) and various other things besides.

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