Is It Because?

Is It Because?

by Tony Ross
     
 

Tony Ross skillfully presents the problem of bullying, managing to engage sympathy for each side of the story

A little boy is wondering why he is bullied by his classmate Peregrine Ffrogg. He asks himself various questions: Is it because he misses his mum? Is it because he still sucks his thumb? Is it because he smells like a pike? Is it because he

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Tony Ross skillfully presents the problem of bullying, managing to engage sympathy for each side of the story

A little boy is wondering why he is bullied by his classmate Peregrine Ffrogg. He asks himself various questions: Is it because he misses his mum? Is it because he still sucks his thumb? Is it because he smells like a pike? Is it because he can't ride a bike? And the questions he asks leads him to a greater understanding of himself and the bully. He comes to the conclusion that Peregrine Ffrogg is unhappy, and jealous of him.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Even the very small will understand."  —Guardian

"Minimal text allied to pictures with maximum impact make this a perfect book for the emerging reader."  —Bookseller

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842705810
Publisher:
Andersen Press, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Edition description:
New
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Tony Ross is the author and illustrator of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Centipede's 100 Shoes, I Don't Want to Go to Bed!, Stone Soup, Three Little Kittens and Other Favorite Nursery Rhymes, and Wash Your Hands!, among others. He has received numerous awards, including the German Children's Book Prize and the silver medal in the Smarties Prize, and has been short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

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