When you read The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman, you will meet two boys who have nothing in common. The adventures they encounter together develops much needed character in one, and compassion and resourcefulness in the other. This is an excellent story to read to younger children, or to be read alone by older children. The values are strong in this chapter book. You will not be disappointed. We have created a Pocket of Time to go along with this book. While the story is being read or afterwards for a stronger retention time, the color coded flashcards are placed in pockets. The colors reveal if the child understood the order of events. The cards themselves make an excellent outline for a book report, narration and even copywork. Use this inexpensive pocket as your comprehension support for this wonderful book!