Alfie’s house is invaded by flies. His fly-trap plant is too small to eat them all so the wise old plant uses magic to make it bigger. Then it gets BIGGER and BIGGER and BIGGER. Nothing is safe! Alfie decides the only place for the Giant Fly Trapper is in the Belching Bogs in Arcania. But to get there he must outwit the creatures of the Nanabur Mines and the deadly worm monster.
This book by Joe O’ Brien is aimed at younger pupils. This document for the teacher contains suggestions on how to use the book as a cross-curricular resource in the Second Class classroom. There are also worksheets for use by the pupils.
Teacher’s Guide – Ideas for using the book in the classroom (.pdf file 100KB)
Worksheet 1 – A Strange New Plant (.pdf file 33KB)
Worksheet 2 – Ask Alfie (.pdf file 52KB)
These resources have been made available to Seomra Ranga with the kind permission of the O’ Brien Press. (www.obrien.ie/) O’ Brien Press retains the copyright of the resources.