I am learning to make a prediction based on the cover and blurb.

Misery Guts

Morris Gleitzman

Look at the different covers above for the story “Misery Guts”.  What can you see?  What are the common elements between both?

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  • They both have boys and fish on the cover.

Read the Title.  What are the keywords?

Misery Guts

Read the blurb below for the book.  

It’s not easy cheering up your parents, specially when they’re a couple of misery guts.   Keith decides only one thing will do it.  A move halfway round the world to Paradise.  Trouble is, it takes a disaster to get them there.  A disaster that could turn Keith himself into a misery guts.

What are the keywords in the blurb?

  • Specially, Cheering up, Misery Guts, Disaster and Paradise

Using the above information, what do you think will happen in the story?

  • I think painting your Misery parents shop is going to be a disaster.
  • I think the boy is trying to cheer up his parents
  • I think Keith's parents is going to be very disappointed, Angry and still Miserable