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.

About How to be Extra-ordinary!

Read about the extraordinary stories of15 extra-ordinary people. Meet well-known faces from around the world: artist Frida Kahlo, leader Nelson Mandela environmentalist David Attenborough – and discover unsung heroes like physics whizz Sau Lan Wu, and a spy you (probably) haven’t heard of . . . Above all, discover that there are MANY ways to be extraordinary.

Class conversation starters:

  • What does ‘extra-ordinary’ mean and what would you like to do in the future?
  • What inspires people to achieve their dreams?
  • How can pictures and design  help the reader understand the beginning, middle and end of a story?

This Inspiration pack includes:

  • Exclusive pictures about David Attenborough, British Naturalist and broadcaster and Aeham Ahman, the pianist of Yarmouk.
  • A prompt photograph
  • Cover clues
  • High-resolution illustrations from the books
  • Pictures and prompts to develop text and inference skills
  • Exercises to introduce pupils to picture book design and illustration techniques
  • A class research challenge and work sheet