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Can I Build Another Me?

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I shared how I have always bitten my nails, and my Dad really hates it (always has) and he threatened to put English Mustard on my fingernails if I didn’t stop. Each page shows something different, such as his Likes and Dislikes and the Things I Can and Can’t Do. Some children are more than happy to wear their heart on their sleeve, whereas others may be much more reticent. Kevin, a little boy fed up with doing things he doesn’t want to do, like homework and daily chores, decides to spend all his pocket money on a robot that he intends to turn into a clone of himself.

This is a wonderful picturebook about the nature of individuality, perfect fo r building a classroom or school culture where the uniqueness of each person is celebrated. Often, the fact that some children are willing to share does prompt other children to be a bit more confident to reflect and share.

I cannot remember exactly who first mentioned this book on Twitter a few years ago, but to whoever it was, I am eternally grateful. I could share – and I have just thought of this now, and this is the kind of free flowing retrieval of anecdotes that this lesson is all about – the time when I was taking a group of kids to the swimming baths with a youth charity, and I had to choose between wearing my massive glasses in the pool and looking weird, or going without, and lacking my eyesight.

follows a child’s hilarious, wildly inventive train of thought following the death of his grandfather and the discovery of his journal, in which his grandfather had jotted his thoughts about life after death and the ideal heaven.I have used it before with two classes, and I have been using as part of my mentoring with some of the Year 6 children.

Either way, this is a really fun focal point for classrooms and one that works best if children are given enlarged or close-up access to the illustrations. A vital closing part to this session should be the opportunity for children to share their work with each other in the class, perhaps randomising it in some way so that they are not necessarily just sharing with their best friends. In telling these stories, what you are needing to do yourself, and what you are encouraging in the kids, is the ability to spin a good yarn – to speak humorously or with pathos, to be able to pre-empt the reactions it might get and to withhold certain information until the very end, to be able to identify the key parts of the ‘plot’ and to tell it appropriately. However, before he can bring his cloned self to life, he must embark on a quest to uncover the essence of his individuality.The boy lists everything that comes to his mind, from details about his family and particular features of his body, to many of the things he likes and dislikes.

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