Oliver really wants to play a princess in Ariana's story. He stops, confused, when some of the other boys laugh. But when Noah, the new boy, refuses to take any notice of the laughter, Oliver discovers that there is another way...

This beautifully illustrated story book explores a common situation that arises for children and teachers taking part in Helicopter Stories and allows the children to explore their feelings in a sensitive and supportive environment. The story is accompanied by teacher’s notes on how to use the book with young children along with questions and discussion prompts that can be incorporated into the curriculum.

In a class where Helicopter Stories takes place on a regular basis, It's Only Pretend explores issues around gender that might come up in story acting. It is part of The Helicopter Tales series, a valuable and visually captivating resource for all Early Years educators using storytelling and story acting with their children.