"Dancing in My Nuddy Pants" is the fourth book in Louise Rennison's series. At the end of the last novel, Georgia was trying to decide which boy she liked more, Robbie, a 17 year old "Sex God," or Dave the Laugh, someone her own age.
She Who Laughs Last Laughs the Laughingest
Just as baboons are attracted to red bottoms, Georgia feels boys are attracted to her. She doesn't have a literal red bottom, though.
Why might Georgia write a diary entry every five to ten minutes?
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What does the party game have to do with the fact that Georgia hasn't heard from Robbie?
Georgia can be a little conceited, at times.
Based on the frequency of entries and the way she describes her decisions, Georgia is most likely feeling
One of the emerging themes, or central ideas, in this novel is that of healthy relationships. This video clip can give you some tips about how to find emerging themes. (This annotation contains a video)
Why does Georgia claim that she and Robbie are the perfect partners?
Georgia often compares her love life with that of her cat, Angus.
Why do you think Georgia wants to speak to her parents at midnight?
Notice the times on the entries. This novel is structured like a diary, but with several differences. If you've never written a diary, watch the video below. (This annotation contains a video)
Explain in your own words why the boys from Foxwood act silly when Georgia and Jas walk by.
There has been a movie version of Georgia's diary. Watch this clip, a compilation of scenes between Georgia and Dave the Laugh, and be prepared to compare the scenes to the story. (This annotation contains a video)
What is one difference between Georgia's school in the movie and in the book?
Sometimes, when you look a word up in the dictionary, you know the definition listed doesn't make sense in the sentence. In that case, you have to use context clues to figure out the meaning. (This annotation contains a video)
Look at the word "duff," as used in the sentence "honestly, if I wasn't the girlfriend of a Sex God I would have had to duff Jas up, she is so ludicrously 'thoughtful' these days." Using context clues, what does the word "duff" most likely mean?
When Georgia calls one of her friends old "Nosey Knickers," to whom is she referring?
The phrase, "like a hyena in a skirt" is a simile. A simile is a type of figurative language that makes a comparison between two things using the words "like" or "as." If you have trouble telling similes and metaphors apart, the video below provides a short explanation of these concepts. (This annotation contains a video)
Why is Georgia worried about what she will look like in school tomorrow?
In the last two books, Georgia has kissed Dave several times, even while dating Robbie.
Compare Jas's relationship to Georgia's relationship with their boyfriends. This will give you insight into what healthy relationships are supposed to be like. This also helps you explore one of the the themes of this novel.
"The twilight world of her brain" is an example of a
Do you think Ellen knows that Georgia and Dave have been kissing behind Ellen's back? Does Ellen have a healthy relationship with Dave?
Which of the following events contradicts the idea that Georgia is caring?
Georgia likes to imagine that Angus has human characteristics. Describing an animal as though it is a human is called personification. This brief video clip has more details about personification. (This annotation contains a video)
School Panto Fiasco (a.k.a. complete prats in tights)
What excuse does Georgia give her mother to explain why she can't go with her family to the movies?
Can Georgia see Robbie after school now?
Based on the descriptions of Jas so far, describe Jas's attitude towards Georgia.
Georgia calls the United States "Hamburger a-gogo land."
How does Georgia and Rosie's conversation, highlighted here, help further the theme of healthy relationships?
There are two ways to figure out what "blodge" means. First, think about what it sounds like. Second, look at the context of what they have to draw. Did you guess Biology?
When Georgia says people need to offer hydras cheese, which literary device is she using to describe the hydras?
Do you think your parents would let you go on tour in another country?
Use Curriculet's define function, and decide what "ooer" must mean here.
If Georgia doesn't enjoy watching Robbie in the band, do they have a healthy relationship?
Georgia appears to never spend time with Robbie unless they are kissing. Can you see how she and Robbie reflect the theme of healthy relationships?
What is Georgia implying when she says the teachers must have been out for a "pre-Christmas beverage"?
Can you imagine what Rosie and Georgia will do with this fake fur? (This annotation contains an image)
Georgia's parents have a healthy relationship, even though Georgia doesn't like watching them be happy together.
Look at the last two entries. Why might Georgia feel it has been forever, when it has only been two days?
Pay attention to the difference between Georgia and Robbie's relationship and Jas and Tom's.
Describe how the difference between Georgia and Jas's relationships with their boyfriends helps develop the theme of healthy relationships. Cite evidence from the text to support your response.
Do you think Georgia's family will like their presents?
Why does Georgia compare Naomi to Mary?
Can you imagine being Georgia, taking your sister and your cat out for a walk on leashes? Too funny!
Based on how Mr. Across the Road acts as he invites them to the house, how is the neighbor most likely feeling? Use evidence from the text to support your response.
Again, the writer gives human characteristics to Angus. A real male cat might try to kill the kittens.
When Georgia describes Mark's girlfriend, which literary device is she using?
Is Rosie's outfit practical for "Winter Olympics"?
Why does Georgia think Ellen and Dave are not a good couple?
Here's a map of the Isle of Man. Not very far away from England, is it? (This annotation contains an image)
When Georgia describes Angus as a "proud dad," what literary device is the author using?
Have you ever read Lord of the Flies? Watch this trailer and decide for yourself if you think the book sounds boring. (This annotation contains a video)
What place does Georgia compare to a stalag, or German World War II prison?
The principal obviously doesn't think Georgia is funny.
Does Robbie really want to be in a band?
In England, they use pounds instead of euros or dollars. She's asking for around $350.
In your own words, describe what happened to Georgia the last time she rode a bicycle.
Will Georgia tell Ellen the truth about Dave?
How does this memory, when Robbie talked to Georgia's father, help develop the theme of healthy relationships?
Will Georgia get in trouble for breaking the French flag?
Why does Georgia believe she will live in hotels in the future?
As the girls compare their relationships, remember that the writer is asking you to decide which relationships are healthy ones.
Which of the following is the best definition of knickers, as it is used when Jas blames Georgia's knickers for their late arrival?
Who has the best relationship with their boyfriend, Jas, Rosie, Ellen, or Georgia?
What did Georgia and Jas do wrong?
In your own words, explain why Georgia's joke is funny.
Of course they'll wear the berets to school.
Georgia's mother really loves her kids.
What type of figurative language is Georgia using when she says she is "up like a startled earwig"? What is the meaning of this phrase?
Georgia and her friends know that the twins shoplift all the time and are bullies. Who do you think really shoplifted this time?
A hyperbole is an exaggeration that is used to make a point. Watch the video clip below to learn more about this literary device, then look for an example of a hyperbole on this page.
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Which sentence from the text is an example of a hyperbole?
Another name for lockjaw is tetanus. You can get a shot to protect you from tetanus, but one symptom of the disease is having your jaw cramp.
Georgia seems to like being seen with Robbie more than spending time with Robbie.
Which of the following best represents a summary of why Pamela Green was shoplifting?
Obviously Georgia doesn't see a problem with stealing money from her relatives.
How does Georgia feel about her mother?
Georgia and her mother don't communicate very well.
In your own words, explain how Georgia's parents help develop the theme of healthy relationships.
Tom and Jas have common interests. Do Robbie and Georgia?
What is one reason Rosie and Sven have a better relationship than Georgia and Robbie?
The way Dave describes a horn, it is a metaphor for love.
Why do Georgia's parents let her go home by herself?
Will Georgia stay with Robbie?
Use the Curriculet define function, and choose the best definition for the word, "promiscuous," as Jas is using it in the highlighted section.
Will Georgia stand up to the Bummer Twins, as she did in a previous book, and save Pamela?
What is the difference between Ellen and Georgia's reactions to Dave?
Georgia is still attracted to Dave the Laugh.
Why does Georgia use a simile to compare Jas to an owl?
In a previous book, Georgia's dad was in New Zealand, and Georgia's mom met a cute doctor. Now it makes sense--Georgia's mom wants to see him again, so she tells her daughter that Georgia's elbows need examining.
What does "General Horn" mean?
As relationships fall apart all around Jas and Georgia, you have to wonder: whose relationship is better, Jas with Tom or Georgia with Robbie?
Why would Miss Stamp be angry with Georgia?
Georgia has very little sympathy for Rosie.
How will Lindsay interpret Georgia's actions?
Who is a better friend, Rosie or Georgia?
Why does Georgia feel she and Robbie don't have a good relationship?
Georgia and her friends did the right thing. What will the consequences be?
How does this conversation reflect the fact that Georgia and Robbie don't have a healthy relationship?
Go Forth, Georgia, and Use Your Red Bottom Wisely
Is Robbie being romantic?
Why might Georgia feel relief?
Georgia really does like Dave. Who do you think she should date, Dave or Robbie?
What is one difference between how Georgia acts with Dave and how she acts with Robbie?
Are you the kind of person to dance nude in your house?
How do Georgia's parents help develop the theme of healthy relationships, as they make up at the end of the novel?