Anne Fine's humorous and moving story of one boy's attempt to come to terms with his own absent father by doing a school project on fathering. At the annual science fair, Mr Cartwright's class don't get to work on the Soap Factory, or the Maggot Farm, instead they get the flour babies - sweet little six pound bags of flour that must be cared for. The book contains a lively playscript suitable for classwork and school production, accompanied by resources including background material and lively activities. Flour Babies is suitable for class work, drama lessons and school productions. The resource material includes advice on staging the play, ideas for improvisation arising from the script, poems and extracts from fictional and non-fictional writing. The issues of parenthood, families, growing up and peer pressure are explored through drama, discussion and written work.