The 'Boy in the Dress' is a funny and touching story. The hero is a boy who is passionate about fashion and football and who dresses in women's clothes. This helps him deal with life as he lives with his Father and brother, his Mother having left them. He also falls in love with the glamorous Lisa, a girl at school.
Despite the serious theme about accepting people as they are even if they are different, the novel is extremely funny and quite light-hearted as the people around the boy react to his unconventional pastime.
The novel is written by a famous comedian who is best known for writing television comedy for adults. Part of the charm of his first children's novel is its carefully observed and highly amusing characterisation.
We also have some more magazines and some Jacqueline Wilson novels
His Great Grandfather, James the Sausage, sailed on the Titanic! Wow.
Everyone has written the story of James on the Titanic.
We're also practising using the simple and continous past tenses.
A Love Story
Charlie's Great Grand-father, James was travelling
to New York for business. He sailed on the Titanic. This is his story. When he
found his cabin he went into the restaurant. In the restaurant he met a very
pretty sausage, Nicki and they fell in love.
On the fourth night of the voyage were in James's cabin when the Titanic
hit an iceberg. Quickly they ran onto the deck and they climbed in to a
lifeboat. The Titanic was sinking. Suddenly they heard a loud noise and the ship
broke in two. After one hour, one ship called Carpathia pulled the survivors
into a large bag. When James arrived in New York he married Nicki.
A Tale of Espionage and Surprise
James The SAUSAGE
(Charlie `s great grandfather: James Sausage, sailed on the TITANIC.
This is his
James was travelling to New York, to stop people
He was reading a cook book, so he could make sausages,
when the train stopped. James saw the giant titanic!!!! He walked slowly onto
the giant Titanic, and James saw lots of things. It took over a sausage hour to
find his cabin, but at last he did find it. James had lunch when the giant Titanic
started to sail. When he was in the restaurant, a sailor served some SAUSAGES. James
thought. I don’t want to eat that, I don't want to eat that, I don´t want to
eat that, he thought again that he wanted to eat people but he couldn't. He walked
up again to his cabin, and he was very tired so in 1 sec, he was in sleep, but
in 2 min, he woke up again. He heard a loud noise, when James opened his cabin
door; he saw lots of people running? He thought that they had seen a ghost. He
asked why everybody was running to the stairs, but nobody answered. Now they
were waiting at the deck to climb into the life boats. Now James heard a sailor
shouting: women and sausages first, but not all people in Titanic thought about
that, they were just pushing, to climb into life boats. It was lucky that James
did come in a life boat, he was very scared. He saw back and he saw TITANIC the
giant ship…………..was sinking. Suddenly he heard a louder
noise, and now the Titanic………..broke in 2. Two hours later, he slept and when
he woke up, he saw lots of policemen come to the hospital. The last thing he
heard before he died was: Hey you take that sausage to the hospital, NOW.
5 months later did James woke up from the dead……………………
A Culinary Tale of Spies and Sausages... By Catstein Junior (who's reading 'The Killer Underpants' from the Class Library)
Great Grandfather was a secret agent. His name was Sausage, James Sausage. He
sailed on the Titanic to go on a mission. This is his story:
reading his mission when the train stopped. He was lying on the bottom of the
sausage bag, in the food wagon. He couldn’t see the Titanic, but he thought
“she” was big. James could feel they we’re coming aboard. Now, his mission was
to stop “The Bad Potato” also called “T.B.P.”.
wanted to kill all the food in the kitchen, and show the humans that potatoes
we’re better than sausages, and other food. But James had to stop him. James
had agent number 004. 00 means he has licence to cook! His weapons we’re
kitchen tools. His secret weapon was “The Killer Saucepan”.
of cooking the food with “T.K.S.”, he smashed the food with it. And a potato
was easy to smash.
go back to what’s happening now. The bag opened and some sausages we’re taken
up. All the other sausages could hear their screams when they we’re grilled to
death. The humans couldn’t hear them. They just continued cooking the poor
At night James sneaked out of the bag. He was
looking for the potato bag. There it was, in the corner. He was sneaking around
the bag when he got attacked by to serviettes. They we’re working for the “Serviette
Union”. They took him to their boss. He was the captain of the ship. The
serviettes folded around James. The captain stretched his arm and picked up
James. He was putting James in the mouth when the phone was ringing. James fell
on the floor with to serviettes around him. He was fighting to get them of. They
we’re keeping his head down, so he used his backend. He did a back flip. Then
he ran down to the kitchen. He found a place we’re he could hide. He was
watching the potato bag. He stayed there for three nights. At the fourth night
“T.B.P” came out of the bag. James had a saucepan ready.
carrots we’re talking, the first said “I heard that the ship can’t sink”. Then
the second said “It can’t be an iceberg”. A few seconds later they started
again, “It was an iceberg”, “The ship is sinking”. James had to think fast. He
threw the saucepan…..oh no, he missed. James took “T.K.S” because it always
brought him luck. He threw it…… yeah, bulls eye!
took his walkie talkie and called his colleague on the Carpathia. His colleague
was coming in a lifeboat. His colleague’s name was Carl the cucumber. James
wasn’t fast enough to come with Carl. So he ran as fast as he could, to the
human’s lifeboats. He was fast enough to jump in the last one. And he survived.
was the story of James Sausage.
What did James Sausage do when the boat sunk?
On Wednesday 10th April 1912, James Sausage, the
great-grand father of Charlie, waited to embark in the Titanic. When he
was embarked, he found his cabin after an hour. In his cabin, he started
to write a letter to his wife. When he finished writing, the Titanic started.
On the fourth night on board of The Titanic. He woke up and heard:
-WE HIT AN ICEBERG!!!
He was in panic. He took is bag and he wore his clothes.
After 10 minutes of waiting, he heard:
_ ALL THE LIFEBOATS ARE FULL!!!
The Titanic was sinking. When the lifeboats returned,
all the people were dead.
All, but one person had survived. And this person was James.
They found him and helped him to embark. After, he slept a little. A metallic sound woke
him. When he woke up, he saw a big boat. It was ‘The Sausages’ companies.
The boat rescued all the lifeboats. James was scared but he was lucky.
And after 2 months, we saw him. He had opened a
Restaurant in New-York. The name of the
THE SURVIVOR OF THE TITANIC.
By Yoko Stylist (who was Flower and has
changed her pen name)
adventure of James Sausage
Grandfather, James Sausage, sailed on the Titanic. This is his story.
It was a
Friday. He was reading a newspaper when the carriage stopped. He looked through
the window when he saw the big ship: it was the Titanic.
He jumped out of
the carriage and ran to the Titanic because he was late.
arrived on time!
The Titanic was
very big: there were four little swimming pools, a big restaurant, and many,
three hours, he found his cabin and he went
swimming in one of the swimming pools.
returned to his cabin. After some rest he put on the new clothes he'd just
bought for travelling and went to the restaurant to have a good
dinner. There he met some people, talked with them while eating and they
decided to play cards together before going to bed. At the end of the
evening he was tired and it was about midnight when he went back to
his cabin to sleep.
fell down his bed and heard a lot of voices: "There is a big iceberg
just in front of us! It is enormous!"
Then he ran out
of his cabin but fell and hurt his arm. But he continued.
took him on a lifeboat.
A lot of men,
women and children getting into the lifeboats when the Titanic
broke in three parts and sank.
A lot of people
didn't have time to get in the lifeboats and some of them
jumped in the cold water.
some time later two boats came and saved the people that were in the
lifeboats and some others who were in the water near the ship and who were
trying to join the lifeboats.
was alive! What an extraordinary story to tell to his children and friends!
Charlie's greatgrandfather and
Charlie was waiting for his
greatgrandfather James in a tea-room.
One hour later he arrived.
James came to explain the
story of the Titanic to Charlie.
He was on it when the ship
broke in two.
He explained to Charlie that
when he woke up, he pushed the door and everyone was running outside.
He told Charlie how many
people wanted him to go back with the lifeboat to rescue more people.
Two hours later Charlie and
his greatgrandfather went home.
In Charlie's car James also
said that explorers found some things in the Titanic under water.
Then Charlie stopped the car
and his greatgrandfather went home.
It was a beautiful day for
Charlie and James!
By Mr Chang
The explosive (?) TITANIC
grandfather, James Sausage, sailed on the Titanic. This is his story. James was
reading a book, when the train stopped. He looked out and saw a huge ship. It
was the Titanic. When he embarked, he was hungry. It took him 20 minutes to
find a restaurant. But he loved the food. 15 minutes later the ship started.
After 40 minutes he found his luxurious cabin. It was a big room with a big and
bouncy bed. He also found a big food-chamber. He fell into a deep sleep. But
then 4 hours later he heard a sudden CRACK!! He fell on the floor. But when he
opened his cabindoor, everyone was rushing towards the stairs. Everyone was
panicking and some were shouting: we're under attack, we're under attack! But
they weren't under attack. Someone had planted explosives on the ship... THE