In Splatter, Darryl joins Greg and Sam for the ride of his life – a quad-bike tour that involves a lot of mud! He knows he’s in for a tough ride when Greg tells him, Next stop, the water bog! Features of the Book – First person point of view, – Six short chapters, – Colloquial speech – We size it up; This is the ultimate; I am the total mud man!, – Specialised vocabulary – accelerator, hand brake, gears, muffler, handlebar, tank, clutch, exhaust, – The safety procedures, – Rhetorical questions – Hey! Where’s Greg taking us!, – Design features – muddy backgrounds, splatters, tyre tracks. Purpose Splatter can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – looking at root words, – supporting predictions with references to the text, – interpreting and analysing characters’ feelings actions and relationships, – summarising information in the text, – discussing how design contributes to meaning.
Themes covered in this book are: Challenge, Safety, Leisure and Recreation
Reading Level: 29-30 (Sapphire)