The town of Hamelin is over-run with rats, and the mayor is getting desperate for a solution. When the mysterious Pied Piper appears their troubles seem to be over – but what happens when the mayor refuses to pay him? This wordless traditional tale is brought to life by acclaimed author and illustrator Jane Ray.
• Lilac/Band 0 books are wordless books that tell a story through pictures and are designed to develop understanding about how stories work.
• Text type: A wordless traditional story
• Children can re-tell the story using the map on p.14-15.
• Curriculum links: Citizenship: Living in a Diverse World