Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Read the extract below from J.K.Rowling’s fabulous book and see if you can answer the questions below!

Extract from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

by Newt Scamander

The Niffler is a British beast. Fluffy, black and long-snouted, this burrowing creature has a predilection for anything glittery. Nifflers are often kept by goblins to burrow deep into the earth for treasure. Though the Niffler is gentle and even affectionate, it can be destructive to belongings and should never be kept in a house. Nifflers live in lairs up to twenty feet below the surface and produce six to eight young in a litter.

Explain what ‘predilection’ means.

Why should Nifflers not be kept in houses?

Which of the Niffler’s features is most helpful for its purpose and why?

Would you like to meet a Niffler? Why?

Which one word means “to cause damage”?

Have a go at drawing a Niffler or inventing your own Fantastic Beast!