No! by David McPhail

Other than the word ‘no’ which is used three times, this is effectively a wordless picture book. Like all good wordless picture books, the illustrations speak volumes. The images in this book pack a punch and deliver an important message.

When a young boy leaves the house to deliver a letter he encounters aggressive and violent acts of war as well as an everyday bully on the street corner.

The book suggests that acts of war and conflict are comparable with the behaviour of the bullies we encounter as children. It demonstrates that there are alternative ways to approach conflict and that we all should stand up to the people who attempt to bully us.

Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books.

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