Guy Bass, an award-winning author known for his series Stitch Head and Atomic!, is back with another hilarious and peculiar story where a very unpopular teacher’s pet takes on more than he can chew with the arrival of a new teacher.
‘Aidan Abet, teacher’s pet! Peed his pants and now they’re wet!’ These are the words Aidan hears every day. And the only way he knows to avoid the unrelated Robinsons, the bullies from his class, is by keeping himself in his teachers’ good grace. But this year Miss Vowel, a new and very odd teacher, resists his usual flatteries. Until Aidan decides to overcome his fear of animals by helping Miss Vowel and her little menagerie. But when the snake starts to make letters with is body or the snails drawing with their slime, Aidan knows something wrong is going on.
Steve May’s lively illustrations and characterful style brings Guy Bass’s story to life, highlighting the wonderfully bizarre cast of characters Bass depicts in this dark and laugh-out-loud comedy. The story altogether is a great entertainment for the eyes and mind, where the main protagonist leads the readers into a surprising ending.
This book, like all Barrington Stoke’s books, is suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers, helped by a friendly layout, typeface and paperstock.