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.
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Thought provoking, perceptive, picture book looking at a bully and his victim. - Primary Times
Minimal text allied to pictures with maximum impact make this a perfect book for the emerging reader. - The Bookseller
A clever tale that will allow children to understand what makes a bully. - The Teacher
A deceptively simple, funny (yet serious) book about bullying and self-esteem... Each page stands as a little gem in its own right. - Child Education
An old story told with Ross's freshness and originality ... We can feel for both bully and bullied. - Books for Keeps
Tackles a serious problem in a refreshing and unusual way. - NPhA News
A book that offers plenty of food for thought and one that will stimulate discussion - Books for Keeps
A quirkily illustrated picture book that sensitively tackles the questionof bullying. - Early Years Educator
A refreshingly alternative morality tale - Carousel
This skillfully written book handles the subject of bullying in a refreshing and thought-provoking way. - Little Parachutes
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Tony Ross was born in London and trained at the Liverpool School of Art. He has worked as a cartoonist, graphic designer, and art director of an advertising agency. He is now considered to be one of the finest children's illustrators in the country.