Feeding Time

Shaun Tan Feeding Time

  • What can you see? What do you think? What do you wonder? Discuss and/or record your ideas here: See, Think, Wonder.
  • What is the man doing?
  • What is the red ‘thing’?
  • What would you name it? Why?
  • Why does it have machinery parts as well as tentacles?
  • Is it alive?
  • What is he feeding it? What’s in the box? Why did he choose those objects?
  • Does anyone else know about this ‘thing’?
  • Write some instructions – ‘How to care for your thing’ – that might help this man, or anyone else who discovers their own ‘thing’. Consider what it eats, what else it needs, where it sleeps/lives, how to communicate with it, what not to do…
  • Link to a book study of ‘The Lost Thing‘. You can find the short film version here: http://www.thelostthing.com.

Credit: Shaun Tan
From ‘The Lost Thing’
Hodder Children’s Books

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