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 Billy and the Beast

Whilst on a lovely walk in the woods, Billy and her trusty sidekick Fatcat hear a terrible rumble . . . a terrible rumble coming from a Terrible Beast! He’s making a Terrible Soup out of all of Billy and Fatcat’s friends! Luckily, our brave heroine Billy has a trick or  two up her sleeve (or in her hair). Join Billy on her mission to defeat the Terrible Beast (and save those adorable little bunny rabbits too).

Class conversation starters:

  • What are the ingredients of a good friendship?
  • What expressions does your face make when you’re thinking?
  • What are their inner-strengths?

This Inspiration pack includes:

  • 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 worksheet to help pupils create their own characters
  • A story makers challenge from the author and illustrator, Nadia Shireen

Get the KS1 POWERPOINT – PICTURE BOOK INSPO: Billy and the Beast