- What are some of the words Loppy uses? If you use these words, how do they make you feel? What are some of the words Curly uses? If you use these words, how do they make you feel? Which words make you feel better?
- We can be more like a Loppy, more like a Curly or sometimes a bit of both. When you are being more like Loppy, what sort of things do you say? When you are being more like Curly what sort of things do you say? Create your very own 'Curly Calmster Checklist'. This is a list of words and phrases you use to help you to calm down and to feel better.
- When Loppy is talking a lot to you and you are feeling worried, who can you talk to about it? What sort of words would you use to help the person you are talking to understand how you are feeling?
- On page 18 Loppy is feeling very worried and anxious because of the sort of thoughts it is having. What are some things you think about that make you feel like Loppy in this illustration?
- What words would you use to help your friend calm down if they were listening to Loppy too much and were feeling really worried?
- What would be some of the things Loppy would never have learned if it hadn't decided to work with Curly? How might Loppy's life have been different?
FUN FACT: Loppy has big muscles in its eyes and lips because all it does is look out for danger and talk about it. Those muscles get a big workout!
- Through the story, Loppy learns that it doesn't always have to search for danger. Think about and discuss how Loppy's eyes and lips might change over time. Would they necessarily change? What does Loppy start to look out for instead?
- Look at page 26. This is the part in the story where Loppy realises that 'Just because dangerous things might happen, it doesn't mean they willhappen'. Think about something you worry about and re-write Loppy's thought. 'Just because (insert worry) might happen, doesn't mean itwill happen'.