ISBN-13: 9781842705810

RRP: £5.99

Published: 5th October 2006

Length: 32 Pages

  • Paperback

Is It Because…?

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.


"Even the very small will understand."

"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