1. Write a friendly letter to James and let him know how you felt about how he handled the various challenges faced in the story.
2. Describe how the story would be different if the Centipede had kept his cool and not insulted the Cloud Men.
3. Imagine that Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker survived the peach. Rewrite the scene where the peach rolls away from them.
4. Pretend to be a newspaper reporter and write several interview questions and answers for your favorite character(s)
5. Create the front page of a newspaper that could have been printed about the peachʼs arrival in New York City.
6. Rewrite your favorite scene or chapter from the novel in the format of a skit script. Perhaps you perform it with a group of friends or classmates.
7. Write an additional chapter that could be placed after the story concludes or before the novel begins.
8. Describe how Jamesʼs personality changes from the beginning of the story to the end.
9. Imagine that you received a bag of magic crocodile tongues like James did. Describe what you would do with them. What would the outcome be?
10. Describe three different ways that James helps the insects survive a dangerous situation on the peach.
11. Imagine that you experienced a journey inside the peach like James did. Write a few journal or diary entries that describe your experiences.
12. Suppose that Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker were to join James and the insects inside the peach. Write a brief scene that show the interaction between them and the insects.
13. Create your own multiple-choice comprehension questions about events in the book. Trade with a friend to answer.