Baddies – a dialogue with boys
H- This one hungry wolf is ‘cos he’s got sharp teeth and eats something- a girl
N- And this wicked witch –she is scary and I don’t like her
CT but she looks like quite a nice witch, she is smiling isn’t she?
N- No she is doing spells in her head- all witches are bad
CT- what if you were a frog and she did a spell to turn you back into a little boy again? Would she be good then?
N- No she would put me back to a frog and put me in the big oven
B-This hunchback is bad –his face is bad
CT- Does it matter that he has a bad face? How do we know he is bad?
N- He will be bad when people come in his castle
G- (picks up the mermaid) What is this?
C She is a mermaid with sharp teeth which we can’t see
G-Then she be bad
H-This monster is bad (Minotaur) he is cross
CT-Are you bad when you have a cross face?
H-No, my teeth’s not sharp
B-This monster is Sully he is good
CT- But he is a monster why is he not bad like these other ones?
B- He is smiling so he is a good monster
Ct What if this ogre smiles? Is he good too?
N- No he is bad he’s not happy and he has these (sword and axe)
He’s bad ‘cos he’s not happy
H-I be bad when someone shout at me..