Front cover: Talk about the colour red – what does it mean to children;
compare ‘bull’ and ‘bully’
Back cover: Blurbs can be read as an introduction to the story
Prologue image: First read aloud, show the children and read the speech bubble. Repeated Read alouds ask children to think about what is happening here.
Linking images to meaning to support language teachers
Visual and Emotional: Reading facial expressions and body language and recognising how feelings and emotions change
Learning: Reflecting and giving personal response; predicting, self-assessing
Film: Planning a book trailer
Notes from the classroom
Understanding words that hurt and what damage mean words can have;
Reading body language;
Performing dialogues – working with stress and intonation
Below you will find some more recommendations linked to the theme of picturebooks against bullying. We have indicated if we think the picturebook is suitable for Younger Primary Learners [YPL], Older Primary Learners [OPL] or All Primary Learners [APL]. We have also linked suitable teaching resources.