When trying to fit in leaves you in a spin…
Emma tries her hardest
Emma practices every afternoon and every weekend to try and be good enough for Carly’s cartwheel club – she quite literally bends over backwards to try and fit in.
But quickly she realises that fitting in with Carly isn’t all she thought it would it be and perhaps there’s a better way to play.
‘Frenemies’ and Bullying
Bullying is a significant problem in schools but books generally depict the more overt physical or verbal bullying.
Turning Cartwheels looks at the subtler, more manipulative style of psychological bullying that is sadly all too common, particularly among primary school-aged girls.
This book deals with themes of Social Bullying, Friendship, Peer Pressure, Fitting in and Navigating School. It is perfect for Ages 4-8 and a valuable learning resource for classrooms. Teacher’s Notes are available here