Picture books can be a great way to practice inference skills and start class conversations about big topics. Every Puffin Picture Book Inspiration Pack is free to download as a fully editable powerpoint. It includes high resolution images linked to the exercises so you don’t need the book to use these resources.

What’s the story?

Join lovable, passionate Rocket as she sets off on a mission to save a Caribbean island from plastic pollution in Clean Up! When Rocket goes for a holiday to visit her grandparents, she’s shocked by the pollution that is spoiling their island home and putting the local sea life at risk. Can she think of a way to save the day?

This inspiration pack includes:

  • A prompt photograph to discuss some of the themes of the story
  • Cover clues
  • Pictures and prompts to develop text and inference skills
  • Exercises to introduce pupils to picture book design and illustration techniques
  • Reflection activity to encourage empathy and think about being a role model

Use these activities to support learning in English, Science and PSHE. The PowerPoint could also be used in a school assembly focused on pollution and making a difference in our communities.