The language has been deliberately chosen from a teacher’s point of view, in order to promote a wider vocabulary. Your class will love discovering new “big “words!
As with all good picture books, this one can be accessed at different levels; meaning that the older children would be able to gain greater depth from the character and the situations which he finds himself him. Children could use the book as a springboard for discussions on many topics, from castles, space, dinosaurs, climate change, healthy eating, moral dilemmas and friendships.
The difficult skill of appreciating ideas from different points of view and the pros and cons of a situation is something that this book illustrates very well and has great learning potential for children of all ages.
The experience is interactive because we recognise that young children struggle to sit for too long. There is a big bag of props to help the story come alive. The children will help me to tell the story by joining in with repeated phrases, some drama and Makaton. If the children have participated well and listened carefully, which they will have, the real Frank will make a guest appearance at the end. We can provide our own risk assessment.