The Leading Magazine for Primary Educators
Publisher: Templar Publishing
Subtitled, ‘a tale of consequences’, this largely wordless book is a brilliant resource for engaging reluctant readers, as well as helping children understand the concepts of cause and effect - and, more subtly, culpability. A young boy innocently sets off a chain reaction of catastrophes when he leaves the house to go and buy sweets, earphones firmly clamped on his head and preventing him from hearing the reminder not to slam the door behind him. There’s so much to see and untangle with every turn of the page, as the fantastic, funny illustrations become increasingly complicated; try getting small groups of children to work together and produce written versions of the story’s events, which the whole class can then compare together.