Gangsta Granny: The beloved bestseller from David Walliams celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2021
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Its a heart warming story about a boy who discovers that his granny is not just about cabbage and scrabble and is an international jewel thief. Together they plan the world's biggest heist - the Crown Jewels! Gangsta Granny is a British comedy- drama television film based on David Walliams' 2011 children's comedy fiction book of the same name. The adaptation is by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley. The first broadcast was on BBC One on 26 December 2013 at 6.05 PM. A sequel was released in December 2022, with an almost entirely different cast.
Before he could ring the bell, Granny opened the door. A huge gust of cabbage blasted in Ben’s face. It was like a great big slap of smell. In Chapter 5 there is a timetable for ‘granny’s hectic life’. Could you create a new, more exciting timetable with lots of different activities at various times each day? Could you make up some questions for others to answer about your timetable (e.g. How long does a particular activity last?)? Whether you’re looking for fun activities to do at home with your children or in school with your class, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve teamed up with Harper Collins to bring you a range of fantastic ready-made activities themed around the book ‘Gangsta Granny’, written by David Walliams. Here are just a few that we think you’ll enjoy:I don’t know why you don’t give up on this pipe dream of becoming a plumber, Ben, and think about dancing professionally,” said Mum, her lip-liner scrawling across her cheek as the car bounced over a particularly bumpy speed bump. Mum had a habit of applying make-up in the car, which meant she often arrived somewhere looking like a clown. “Maybe, just maybe, you could end up on Strictly!” added Mum excitedly.
Walliams pulls a mind-scrambler at the beginning of act three of this book. He has the titular granny die of cancer. We have a quirky eleven-year-old protagonist in Ben, a boy who dreams of becoming a plumber despite his pushy parents’ star-addled desire for him to become a professional dancer. Ben hides his plumbing magazines under his mattress in much the same way as some young lads used to hide porno mags before the Internet made them almost completely redundant (or so I've heard). Draw a map of the Tower of London and use it to show how Ben and his granny might have broken in to the Jewel House.Choose a person that you know (or a made-up character) and think of different secrets that they might have. Can you write a story about this? Write a biography for Flavio Flavioli, the dancer from Italy who performs on Strictly Stars Dancing.
Their journey in crime is extremely entertaining, especially when they met the Queen.The language is conversational so it is easy to get swept along in the narrative but sufficiently peppered with vocabulary that could challenge years 3 or 4 in some places.
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Ben and Granny play Scrabble together. Ask a friend to give you a random selection of letters and see how many words you can make using them. Don’t talk about your granny like that,” said Dad weakly, his fat stomach pushed up against the steering wheel of the family’s little brown car.