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 they keywords?

  • The keywords are misery guts because he thinks his parents are unhappy and he is trying to make his parents happy.

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?

  • Cheering up, specially, paradise, Keith, disaster.

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

Keith is trying to cheer his parents up when they are misery guts. He decides to move to paradise and it is a trouble to get there.