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Ridley adapted Krindlekrax into a stage play, which premiered at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 2002. There is an element of fear to the story, but not too much to frighten young children, just to create suspense and mystery.

I imagine they must have done a whole book topic on it, otherwise I cannot understand why it captured their imagination in such a big way. This book was read to my class in year 3 and year 4 by the best teacher I have ever had, I always remembered the story but never remembered the name of the book until recently when I came across it at the library whilst looking for my daughter some books to lend. A funny school story with weird and wonderful characters by the award-winning author, Philip Ridley. One rather disturbing event near the end, and some scenes that could be scary for sensitive children.

And when Krindlekrax threatens Lizard Street, Ruskin has the chance to prove he really is the stuff heroes are made of!

We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. He was once Ruskin's friend but became Elvis' follower after he grew so tall and always said "Yes Sir! As well as books and plays for adults, Philip has written many other books for children including Krindlekrax (1991), winner of the Smarties Prize and the WH Smith, Mind-Boggling Books Award, Kasper in the Glitter (1994), nominated for the Whitbread Prize, and Scribbleboy (1997), shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.Krindelkrax by Philip Ridley is the book that was read with the year seven class I worked in last year.

Ruskin stops Elvis' window smashing by bursting his ball and after a long talk, they become friends again. My brother was never really into reading, which is another reason why my Mum recommended it to me as it is popular with boys and engages them with reading. But for newly-fluent readers of about eight and up, who like action-based books, this could be a good choice. Elvis Cave: The big and loud school bully who wears an American footballer's outfit and breaks windows (even when he sleepwalks), he was once Ruskin's friend but grew jealous of him when he became friends with Corky.

Each character had a catchphrase and the one that stood out for me was Wendy Splinters “Polly wolly doodle all the day”. I have been reading this with a group of children in my class at school, throughout reading they have commented several times about how good a story it is and how much they have enjoyed it. This book is also good for drama activities such as freeze framing and conscience alley as it allows for children to place themselves in the character's shoes, and understand their thoughts and feelings as if they were there in that scene. But when the mysterious beast, Krindlekrax, threatens Lizard Street and everyone who lives there, it is Ruskin who saves the day and proves he is the stuff that heros are made of after all.

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