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Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton

Language: English
Genre: Animals, Crime, Humour, Illustration
Age group: 6-8, 9-11

Join author Tracey Corderoy and illustrator Steven Lenton, the team behind the hilarious Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam picture books, for this exciting episode of Authors Live! 

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are two dogs who lead a life of crime, but they decide on a very different career after a robbery goes terribly wrong... Watch now to see Tracey and Steven bring these stories to life with reading, drawing and games in this fun-filled event - and make sure you have drawing supplies at the ready so that you can join in!

You can also download our learning resource(this will open in a new window) full of creative, cross-curricular activities inspired by Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam.

If you only do one thing

We know time is tight, so here is just one activity you could do with your class before or after watching this Authors Live event. 

Dramatise the robbery! EXA 0-13a, EXA 1-13a

Look at the places Shifty and Sam tried to rob: the bank and the butchers, the paper shop, the book shop, the bike shop, even the zoo! Dramatise one of the attempted robberies with characters imagined from each venue. How did the robbery start? What did they try to steal? How were they foiled? Small groups of children create their own dramatisation of an attempted Shifty and Sam robbery for others to watch, interpret and enjoy. If you’re looking for some great little games and warm up activities for drama, explore our 'Quick drama activities for performing picture books' learning resource. 

For shorter clips from this event visit the BBC Scotland Learning (this will open in a new window)website.

A full transcript of this event is available to download.

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