Children’s literature: 10 questions

  1. On what day of the week did the very hungry caterpillar eat only one nice leaf?
  2. What creature uses his wits to avoid being eaten by the Gruffalo in Julia Donaldson’s children’s book of the same name?
  3. Boggis, Bunce and Bean are three unpleasant farmers in which children’s book by Roald Dahl?
  4. What is the name of the island, named after George’s family, on which several of The Famous Five’s adventures took place?
  5. Michelle Magorian’s children’s novel Goodnight Mister Tom is set in which period of history?
  6. Which children’s book, about an encounter a pilot has after his plane crashes in the desert, has sold over 140 million copies and is one of the best-selling books of all time?
  7. In the title of Judith Kerr’s 1968 children’s book, which animal came to tea?
  8. In Rod Campbell’s book Dear Zoo, which animal is finally accepted as a suitable pet by the protagonist?
  9. Which eponymous children’s book character is flown as a kite by his brother, and helps to foil a robbery by disguising himself as a painting?
  10. What kind of kid’s diary gave Jeff Kinney the title of a popular series of children’s books?

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  1. On what day of the week did the very hungry caterpillar eat only one nice leaf?
    A: Sunday
  2. What creature uses his wits to avoid being eaten by the Gruffalo in Julia Donaldson’s children’s book of the same name?
    A: A mouse
  3. Boggis, Bunce and Bean are three unpleasant farmers in which children’s book by Roald Dahl?
    A: Fantastic Mr. Fox
  4. What is the name of the island, named after George’s family, on which several of The Famous Five’s adventures took place?
    A: Kirrin Island
  5. Michelle Magorian’s children’s novel Goodnight Mister Tom is set in which period of history?
    A: The second world war
  6. Which children’s book, about an encounter a pilot has after his plane crashes in the desert, has sold
    over 140 million copies and is one of the best-selling books of all time?
    A: The Little Prince, by Antoine de St. Exupery
  7. In the title of Judith Kerr’s 1968 children’s book, which animal came to tea?
    A: A tiger
  8. In Rod Campbell’s book Dear Zoo, which animal is finally accepted as a suitable pet by the protagonist?
    A: A dog
  9. Which eponymous children’s book character is flown as a kite by his brother, and helps to foil a robbery by disguising himself as a painting?
    A: Flat Stanley
  10. What kind of kid’s diary gave Jeff Kinney the title of a popular series of children’s books?
    A: A wimpy kid

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