Friday, June 27, 2014

ReadItDaddy's Book of the Week - Week Ending 27th June 2014 - "My Teacher Is a Monster (No I am not!)" By Peter Brown (Macmillan Children's Books)


My Teacher is a Monster (No I am not!)

Written and Illustrated by
Peter Brown

Published by Macmillan Children's Books

One of the rising stars of children's literature, Peter Brown wowed our socks off with "Mr Tiger Goes Wild", bagging our "Book of the Week" award and a good number of other awards into the bargain.

We loved "Mr Tiger" and Peter has now pulled off the double - and once again finds himself taking up residence in our book of the week slot with this absolute corker of a book.

"My Teacher is a Monster! (No I am not!)" is the story of Bobby. Bobby is an absolute little angel, always well behaved, never naughty, does not indulge in mean tricks and is a paragon of good manners. Or at least in his mind's eye he is. Bobby constantly falls foul of Miss Kirby. Miss Kirby, to put it bluntly, is a monster.

She does not stand for Bobby's behaviour in class, so when Bobby unexpectedly encounters Miss Kirby while out roaming in his favourite playing spot, awkwardness ensues.

Peter Brown has a gift for making stories that invite curiosity and comment, and "My Teacher is a Monster" has one of those delicious twists that is slowly revealed throughout the course of the story. We're definitely not going to ruin it for you ahead of the book's July 3rd release date, suffice to say that it's one of the funniest and most original books we've seen in a very long time.

Kids - love your teachers. They're groovy and definitely NOT monstery, OK?

Charlotte's best bit: Giggling at the slow reveal till the twist near the end of the book.

Daddy's Favourite bit: A smasher, Peter Brown makes it look SO EASY to produce such brilliantly funny (and beautiful) children's books. "Mr Tiger Goes Wild" wowed just about everyone, and this is going to do the same.

(Kindly sent to us for review by Macmillan Children's Books)

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