Mike Teavee


Written by Jane Berney, illustrated by Meagan Fowler
Inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Pistols, rifles, cannons
Ready, aim, fire!
Who needs a job
when you can be
a TV gun for hire?

Since Wonka stretched me to such lengths,
I’m further from the floor
So watching TV all day
is a pastime no more.

Blow me down,
I’m so tall
I’ve changed my slinging ways.
Instead of guns, I now shoot
hoops with style and grace.

My mother and my father
used to yell at me.
Now I tower above them
they see me differently.

is what they think I had.
I don’t know,
maybe I’d best go
check on my iPad.


Read the feature story ‘How we stretched our imaginations with Mike Teavee’

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