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Substitute Creacher

By Chris Gall (Hardcover Book, 2011)
The troublemaking students of Ms. Jenkins' class arrive at school one day to discover a substitute creacher has come to put a stop to their monkey business! He regales them with mind-boggling stories about his former students who didn't follow the rules: Keith the glue-eater, Zach the daydreamer, and Hank the prankster, to name a few. But even this multi-tentacled, yellow-spotted, one-eyed monster's cautionary tales about the consequences of mischief-making can't seem to change the students' wicked ways until he reveals the spookiest and most surprising story of all: his own.

Chris Gall's vibrant artwork leaps off the page with a dynamic comic book aesthetic that will grab both parents and monster-loving kids!
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $16.99 US/$18.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316089159

    • On Sale Date: 07/20/2011

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book

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The troublemaking students of Ms. Jenkins' class arrive at school one day to discover a substitute creacher has come to put a stop to their monkey business! He regales them with mind-boggling stories about his former students who didn't follow the rules: Keith the glue-eater, Zach the daydreamer, and Hank the prankster, to name a few. But even this multi-tentacled, yellow-spotted, one-eyed monster's cautionary tales about the consequences of mischief-making can't seem to change the students' wicked ways until he reveals the spookiest and most surprising story of all: his own.

Chris Gall's vibrant artwork leaps off the page with a dynamic comic book aesthetic that will grab both parents and monster-loving kids!

Chris Gall is the award-winning author and illustrator of Revenge of the Dinotrux, Substitute Creacher, Dear Fish, There's Nothing to Do on Mars, and Dinotrux, a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2009. His books have received numerous starred reviews and awards including a Borders Original Voices Book for 2006 for Dear Fish and a Kirkus Best Children's Book for 2008 for There's Nothing to Do on Mars. Chris has won a multitude of awards from organizations like the Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts Magazine, and is also the illustrator of America the Beautiful, a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2004. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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  • * "Combines humor and a touch of magic.... certain to provide more than a few laughs."
    (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

  • * "This is a delicious little shocker of a picture book that ought to whip... crowd[s] of youngsters into a shrieking, laughing frenzy."
    (Booklist, starred review).

  • "Explosive, cinematic panels; retro Ben-Day dot patterns allude to classic funnies." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "Colorful and catchy... [a] gleeful cautionary tale." ( School Library Journal

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  • "Pure eye candy." (Washington Post).

  • "Mr. Creacher's cautionary tales, told in rhyme, are as appealing as Chris Gall's bold, cartoonlike drawings. It's an educational horror story with a happy ending." (USA Today).

  • "Readers will experience a wondrous journey as they spend a day with this unusual substitute teacher. . . . striking illustrations capture the events of the story in a bright and cheerful manner. Youngsters will enjoy both the story and the illustrations again and again."
    (Library Media Connection).

  • Praise for Dinotrux:
    * "Comically overheated narration... fire-roasted settings and hilariously imagined creatures..." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • * "Dinotrux ruled their world, now they're likely to rule this one too. Bellow on!" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

  • * "This title will be hard to keep on the shelves." (School Library Journal, starred review).

  • Praise for There's Nothing to Do on Mars:
    * "Dazzling illustrations...Witty details abound." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

  • Praise for Dear Fish:
    "A gold mine...Gall's art will hook more than a few readers." (School Library Journal).

  • "Gall's digitally enhanced engravings have a good graphic novel's film-noir sleekness balanced by a winking text." (The Horn Book).

  • Praise for America the Beautiful:

    * "A striking treatment."
    (Booklist, starred review).

  • * "Innovative...sophisticated...spirit-lifting." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • "Gall's impeccably detailed engravings dramatically depict specific scenes." (New York Times).

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Product Details

Substitute Creacher
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $16.99 US/$18.99 CAN
  • Pages: 40
  • Physical Dimensions: 9" x 12"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316089159
  • On Sale Date: 07/20/2011
Substitute Creacher