How do you deal with a bunch of "wild ones" on your first day at school?
Nicholas is faced with a gang of bullies including big Charlie, mean Jake, Wedgie Reggie and, worst of all, their girl leader, Cindy Crocker. But through a combination of artistic talent and inventiveness Nicholas eventually wins the admiration of the wild ones and makes a surprising new friend. A great picture story book about bullying, problem-solving and friendship from multi award-winning author-illustrator Niki Daly.
The bullying theme and its resolution presses all the right buttons for teachers, librarians and parents - and the children they will share this book with.
First picture book we know of with a girl bully, but girl bullies are on the rise in schools.
Lively humorous text and illustrations by an author with a longstanding reputation for tackling issues in an interesting and sensitive way.
About the Author
Niki Daly is the award-winning author and illustrator of many Frances Lincoln books, including the Jamela series, Pretty Salma, No More Kisses for Bernard, Ruby Sings the Blues and The Herd Boy. His groundbreaking multicultural title Not So Fast, Songololo was chosen for the Diverse Voices Top 50 of the Best Children's Books in 2014. Niki lives in lives in Kleinmond, South Africa with his wife, the illustrator Jude Daly.
'Lovely illustrations in this book about how a child can overcome anxieties.' - Reading Zone
'Nicholas uses his inventive talents to get the Wild Ones on side in this positive, humorous story.' - Book Trust
'A great picture story book about bullying, problem-solving and friendship...' - Children's Book Council