Teaching Notes


By James Mayhew (Author and Illustrator)

Notes By Eva John

Category Picture Books - Non-Fiction

About the Resources

A 14-page illustrated set of Teachers’ Notes.

The notes cover Katie’s Picture Show, Katie and the Bathers, Katie and the Spanish Princess, Katie and the Sunflowers, Katie in London, Katie and the Dinosaurs, Katie and the Impressionists, Katie and the British Artists, Katie in Scotland, Katie and the Waterlily Pond, Katie and the Starry Night and  Katie and the Mona Lisa.


About the Book

James Mayhew’s first book, Katie’s Picture Show, was published in 1989, and was inspired by a real life trip to London with his sister and their Grandma. Many more Katie titles have followed, introducing great works of art to children.

“Graffeg have had the pleasure of working with Eva on a number of projects over the past few years, furnishing us with an added educational resource for many of our books. Work of the highest standard is always completed on time and I would happily recommend Eva to anyone looking for top quality teachers' notes to accompany their texts.”

Matthew Howard | Publishing Director, Graffeg

Comprehensive teachers’ notes designed to develop critical thinking skills and a more sophisticated, considered response to texts and illustrations.

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The notes provide:

  • open-ended discussion points and activities to encourage the development of pupil independence, collaborative working and problem-solving
  • use of talking and writing partners to build pupil confidence
  • reading comprehension skills – literal, deductive, inferential, analytical, evaluative
  • vocabulary enrichment
  • drama activities
  • evaluation of, and innovation on, author techniques
  • research opportunities
  • stimulating writing and creative activities in response to text and illustrations
  • pupil engagement and creativity at the heart of activities
  • awareness of purpose and audience and selection of appropriate form, style, register and medium of communication.