The Hueys in the New Jumper

Key Primary Linking Book

by Oliver Jeffers 2012 HarperCollins Children’s Books ISBN: 978-0-00-742066-7

Each Huey looks the same, thinks the same, and does the same exact things, so chaos is caused when one of them (Rupert) has the idea of knitting a jumper! It makes him different and this doesn’t go down too well. This point in the book can be used to explore the ways people can limit others individuality and be unkind in small but significant ways that sadly have a real impact. In the end Rupert’s friend and in turn the rest of the Hueys decide that they want to be different too and they all eventually follow the crowd and knit the same jumper. This book is a great story all about allowing and valuing diversity and individuality and freedom. It is a core text for the Autumn term of the primary linking year.