Text 30- Little Grey Rabbit's Pancake Day

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Text 30- Little Grey Rabbit's Pancake Day
1 Contexts of Production
1.1 Uttley wrote over 100 books, best known for the little grey rabbit which was later made into a television series
1.2 Protagonist is a female rabbit so the audience would predominatly be young girls, for children in general
1.3 The book will influence young viewers that cooking is fun and brings people together- in this instance its pancake day that is the theme
1.4 Pragmatics show that a moral is influence throughout, showing that sharing is good. Subtly giving a child this message will encourage them to do it more
1.5 The story is a form of teaching to the child, as it shows them how to be independent, how to share, and what is right and wrong
2 Structure and Form
2.1 Mainly made up of simple and compound sentences purposely to target its younger audience
2.2 Small stanzas throughout, broken up by pictures to capture the childs attention, and to help them to use their imagination
2.3 First stanza almost written as a set of instructions by the active verbs, also gives the child the atmosphere of a busy kitchen
2.4 Conversational register making the text suitable for children. It is softened in the last paragraph for grey rabbit's song
2.4.1 The rhyming in this section are used to create rhythm, and it encourages the child to sing, giving a possible interaction
2.5 Written in 3rd person through the first person pronoun of 'She'
2.6 Pictures give a focus point for the young readers, with the colours stereotypically representing each gender. Encourages them to read on and to see more pictures
2.7 Blue Font and Drop Caps
3 Word Choice
3.1 Active verbs are used to set the scene of a busy kitchen and to describe the making of the pancakes
3.2 'Wood- Sorrel leaves' and 'wild thyme' have been included with the simple words to encourage the children to ask questions, makes reading a learning activity as well as an entertaining
3.3 Anthropmorphism- giving human characteristics to an animal. Non fiction, allows the children to use their imagination. Also used for humour, simple humour is recognised throughout to target the younger audience
3.4 Exclamitory sentences used throughout to give the animals even more emotion, and to make the book more entertaining.
3.5 Simple counting also encourages the children's learning
3.6 Repetition of the story is felt throughout, making the text easier for the children to understand
3.7 Sibilance can be recognised as the fox enters, traditional villian

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