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Use this slideshow to help explain the art of Kamishibai theatre.

Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ for Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons. These prompts come with keyword phrases from the story.

Display the story map on your whiteboard and tell the story, image by image.

Reward your Early Years and KS1 storytellers with this Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle-themed certificate.

Reward your Early Years and KS1 storytellers with this Ranjit's rainbow tigers themed certificate.

Display the story map on your whiteboard and tell the story, image by image.

Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ for Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons. These prompts come with keyword phrases from the story.

Knowledge and skills

  • Character analysis
  • Character, plot and setting
  • Comprehension
  • Discussing books
  • Group discussion
  • Reading widely
  • Speaking and listening
  • Story characters
  • Story structure
  • Themes and conventions

Ferdinand Forest has got a problem. What shall he read now he's come to the end of his favourite series of books? This framed story is perfect for looking at story structure and character place in story.

Children will have fun making and decorating their own Kamishibai theatres.

Use this story planner in conjunction with the theatre template to start creating your own Kamishibai theatre.

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  • “A really wonderful resource for teachers who still believe that there is value in stories and in handling books. Thank you!”
    “A really wonderful resource for teachers who still believe that there is value in stories and in handling books. Thank you!” Hannah Fuller Bookhappy, Durham
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