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Substitute Creacher Hardcover – July 20, 2011
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"Explosive, cinematic panels; retro Ben-Day dot patterns allude to classic funnies."―Publishers Weekly
"Colorful and catchy... [a] gleeful cautionary tale."― School Library Journal
"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
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I was at one time, also difficult for some to believe, a school boy myself. I felt that these facts concerning my life made me very well qualified to read and review this work. Also, when you combine these past experiences with the fact that I read a lot of books to a lot of children, and have for years, I pretty well have a good idea of what a child likes in the way of literature; especially at the age this book is targeted for. I feel you can trust me on this one folks...the kids are going to love it.
I must say that I was delighted with this latest offering from Chris Gall. Through his prose, rhyme and art he has nailed the relationship between child and teacher perfectly, and done it in a very entertaining way.
It would seem that Ms. Jenkins, the regular teacher, had to take a day away from her class and so a substitute teacher was brought in for her. The kids (who are a well rounded group to typical young scamps) are excited and delighted with the opportunity to practice their disruptive skills on yet another victim. As they are rehearsing for their day to come, the class room door slowly creaks open....the substitute teacher enters...very green with green warts, seven tentacle shaped legs, one eye in front, three in the back of his head and green pudgy hands. (The teachers light brown suit and red bow-tie went quite well with the creatures skin color though; I will say that). This was most certainly NOT your typical substitute teacher, but indeed, a "Substitute Creacher!Read more ›
she enjoys it quite a bit...(we ordered a couple) and even though she's only about to finish kindergarten, she can
read it on her own and loves it...
Great book! with a very nice message.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My kids really enjoyed this book. The story is great and the illustrations are funny, vibrant and eye catching.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Our 4 year old loves this book! Great for home or classroom!Published 4 months ago by Raymond J. Blackwell IV
I received the book with mold stains in it. I was utterly disappointed because I love the story.Published 7 months ago by MARIA
Very funny story. I take it with me when I as substitute teaching as my "back-up" time filler when teacher's sub plans aren't quite enough. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Bonnie Favorite
kids love this story (and I do too) and was delivered quicklyPublished 12 months ago by mary j. williams
Really cute book with a good message. The illustrations are really good. My six year old loves this story.Published 13 months ago by Lynn L.