My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I am Not) by Peter Brown

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Bobby and his teacher don’t get on, in fact in his eyes she’s a monster. An accidental meeting in the park however, when Bobby saves Miss Kirby’s favourite hat (it was a present from her granny) changes his view of her completely: before our eyes Miss Kirby gradually transforms from an ugly green ogre into a smiling curly-haired young woman. It’s a witty way to show that teachers are human too, and that the way you treat people affects the way they behave. Brown’s stylish illustrations are wonderfully expressive and there are two superb wordless scenes, one that perfectly captures the awkwardness the two feel at their accidental meeting, the other demonstrating Miss Kirby’s new generosity to Robert. An original picture book that cleverly delivers its message. ~ Andrea Reece


My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I am Not) by Peter Brown

Bobby has a problem at school. It's his teacher, Miss Kirby. She stomps, she roars, and she won't even let him throw paper aeroplanes in class...what a monster! One day the unthinkable happens when Bobby bumps into Miss Kirby outside school. However, he soon finds out there's more to her than meets the eye.

This beautifully illustrated and brilliantly funny book from award-winning artist Peter Brown shows that monsters, and teachers, are not always as bad as they seem.


It's a stylish and very funny look at the relationship between a boy and his teacher. The Bookseller

witty, elegantly expressive... a touch of Maurice Sendak New Statesman

The perfect book for any child about to start school, or anyone whose own teacher stomps and roars... Scottish Daily Mail

Another winner from the author of Mr Tiger Goes Wild Metro Strikingly stylish Sunday Times

Praise for Mr Tiger Goes Wild:

Utterly charming - Metro

Funky, funny and irresistible addition to every wild child's bookshelf - Times

Stylish and clever - Bookseller

an inspired book that is exquisitely illustrated and can easily lead to a discussion about being yourself and acceptance. - Guardian

picture book of the year - New Statesman

Children and adults alike will be entertained as they read this appealing and heartwarming book - Scotsman

About the Author

Peter Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling children's books, including the fabulously funny Mr Tiger Goes Wild. He has won a Caldecott Honor and a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book award. Peter lives in New York.

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36 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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14th July 2016




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