Who is the main character in this story? Do you think it is Mum or Kipper? Who do you think is more important in this story?
Page 1: Look at the picture. What is Mum cooking? Discuss which meal she is making. Look at clues in the pictures: the food on the table, the clothes she is wearing and the clock. Look at the next meal on page 6. Ask the children the same questions: which meal is Mum making now? What is the evidence? When is the next meal? Can children identify it on page 12–13. Which meal is Mum making now?
Discuss how Mum feels when everyone is late to her meals. What idea does she come up with?
Assessment: Can the children use clues in the text and pictures to infer which meal Mum is serving through the course of the day? Can they use clues in the text and pictures to infer how Mum is feeling?