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My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.)

By Peter Brown (Hardcover Book, 2014)
A young boy named Bobby has the worst teacher. She's loud, she yells, and if you throw paper airplanes, she won't allow you to enjoy recess. She is a monster! Luckily, Bobby can go to his favorite spot in the park on weekends to play. Until one day... he finds his teacher there! Over the course of one day, Bobby learns that monsters are not always what they seem.

Each page is filled with "monstrous" details that will have kids reading the story again and again. Peter Brown takes a universal and timeless theme, and adds his own humorous spin to create another winner of a picture book.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $18.00 US/$20.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316070294

    • On Sale Date: 07/01/2014

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book

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A young boy named Bobby has the worst teacher. She's loud, she yells, and if you throw paper airplanes, she won't allow you to enjoy recess. She is a monster! Luckily, Bobby can go to his favorite spot in the park on weekends to play. Until one day... he finds his teacher there! Over the course of one day, Bobby learns that monsters are not always what they seem.

Each page is filled with "monstrous" details that will have kids reading the story again and again. Peter Brown takes a universal and timeless theme, and adds his own humorous spin to create another winner of a picture book.

Peter Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling children's books, including Children Make Terrible Pets and The Curious Garden. He is the recipient of a Caldecott Honor for Creepy Carrots!, two E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book award, and a Children's Choice Award for Illustrator of the Year. Peter's website is www.peterbrownstudio.com.
  • *"This playful, eye-catching story goes a long way to humanize both teachers and students." (Booklist).

  • *"Brown, imagining Ms. Kirby from a child's perspective, handles her transformation smoothly, prompting readers to revisit earlier pages. Comic traces of monstrosity linger in Ms Kirby (she still goes green at classroom clowning) yet Brown makes it clear that teachers are people too-even the "mean" ones." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • Praise for Mr. Tiger Goes Wild:

    * "There's a lot to go wild for in this picture-book celebration of individuality and self-expression...Hooray for Mr. Tiger and his wild ways!"
    (Kirkus, starred review).

  • * "Readers who prefer the view from underneath the dinner table will find a kindred soul in Brown's brightly burning character who knows that the wilderness is always waiting, should the need arise."


    (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • * "This "it's okay to be different" story stands out from other picture books on the topic thanks to Brown's delightfully clever illustrations and masterful compositions...Sure to be an instant read-aloud classic in classrooms and libraries." (School Library Journal, starred review).

  • Praise for YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND!:

    "Finding a friend is less a matter of sheer will than quiet acceptance in this charming new work...Handlettered speech balloons and wood borders give the book a rustic but friendly feel, with endpapers that should not be missed."
    (Kirkus Reviews).

  • "I click with this book. Brown has pushed his style past its smoother beginnings...into a  homemade hybrid of pencil and construction paper and even wood. Who knows how he does it, really? The appeal of YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND! is as deep a mystery as friendship, but I'm not interested in delving into its mysteries. I just want to take it to lunch." (Daniel Handler in The New York Times).

  • Praise for Children Make Terrible Pets:
    New York Times Bestseller
    Indiebound Bestseller
    New York Times Best Illustrated Book 2010

    "Joyfully animated illustrations"
    (The New York Times Book Review).

  • Praise for The Curious Garden:
    New York Times Bestseller
    ALA Notable Books for Children 2009
    2009 Gold Seal Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award
    2009 NAIBA Picture Book of the Year
    2010 Indie Choice Book Award Finalist
    2010 Green Earth Book Award Honor
    "...a quietly marvellous picture book... Echoing the themes of The Secret Garden, it is an ecological fable, a whimsical tale celebrating perseverance and creativity." (The New York Times Book Review).

  • * "Brown's latest is a quiet but stirring fable of urban renewal, sure to capture imaginations." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

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Product Details

My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.)
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $18.00 US/$20.00 CAN
  • Pages: 40
  • Physical Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 11"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316070294
  • On Sale Date: 07/01/2014
My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.)