Alfie Gets in First
This anecdote is a familiar one: Alfie (who features in a number of Shirley HughesO stories) has been out shopping with his mother and little sister, Rosie, and races to get home first. But he locks himself inside. He gets lots of advice on what to do but he has his own ideas on how to solve the problem.
A good text to use for predicting events and outcomes of a story, and thinking imaginatively and creatively.