The Fabulous Friend Machine – great story for older primary students

Popcorn the chicken is without doubt the friendliest and kindest animal on the farm, and when she discovers a Fabulous Friend Machine in the barn she is delighted to find that there are others out there just as friendly as she is – or are they? After ignoring her old friends to stay glued to her machine and keep up with her new friends, arranging to meet them seems to be the obvious next step….. will these new friends be quite as friendly as she thought?

We enjoyed reading this book with Year 7/8s and Year 5/6s and raised all kinds of questions like knowing who we are communicating with online, staying on devices into the night and looking out for our friends even if they ditch us for fancy new ones. A great fable delivering some messages that are well worth talking about.

 

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