Using the influence of Rudyard Kipling’s Poem “If”, award-winning author Mij Kelly explores the challenges of living in a world filled with monstrous people, and how important it is to keep smiling regardless of the chaos around you.
• Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary.
• Text type: A poem
• Pages 22 and 23 explore how the boy’s world looks when it is filled with monsters, and how it really looks, allowing children to discuss and compare the scenes.
• Curriculum links: Literacy: Silly stuff.
• This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.