Mini Picturebook Lesson 1: Amazing by Steve Antony


  • Equipment: dictionary (online or paper), tablet or laptop & internet connection and perhaps headphones
  • Materials for the Unusual Pet: paper, coloured pens and pencils or clay
  • Time: 20-30 minutes

STEP 1: Look at the Cover

Look How many colours can you see on the front cover ? (say or write)
ChooseFind three things on the front cover that you don’t know how to say in English.
Check Find the words in a dictionary and practise writing & saying them. 
CountHow many circles can you see on the front cover? 

STEP 2: Listen and Watch

Listen & Watch (A)What is the name of the boy? 
What is the name of his dragon?
What do they like doing together? 
Listen & Watch (B)List the different forms of transport  you can see. 
Check the words in the dictionary.
What is your favourite illustration and why? 

Step 3: Add your Voice

CreateDraw or make another unusual pet for the boy.
CreateWrite a description (name, colour, hobbies etc).
ObserveHow many forms of transport can you see in your street? 
ThinkWhy do you think this picturebook is called Amazing?
ShareSend your work to your teacher or share in your virtual classroom. 


©Ellis, G. & Gruenbaum, T. for PEPELT 2020