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

Bobby has a big problem at school.

Her name is Ms. Kirby.

She’s loud, she yells, and if you throw paper airplanes, she won’t let you enjoy recess. Ms. Kirby is a monster! Luckily, Bobby can go to the park on weekends to unwind. And then one day…on the way to his favorite spot…Bobby finds a terrible surprise. You guessed it, it’s Ms. Kirby! But as he gets to know Ms. Kirby outside of school, something strange happens. She begins to look a bit less like a monster, and a bit more like a person.

An ALA Notable Book
An Indiebound Indie Next Book
An Indiebound Bestseller

“This playful, eye-catching story goes a long way to humanize both teachers and students.”
Booklist, starred review

“Brown makes it clear that teachers are people too – even the “mean” ones.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

The digitally composited and colored India ink, watercolor, gouache and pencil illustrations use a palette of green, shades of tan and brown, aqua and salmon that suits the text’s tongue-in-cheek humor and monster theme. Here’s hoping readers who are similarly challenged in the behavior department will get both messages: Teachers are people, and they give back what they get.” —Kirkus, starred review

July 2014
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN 9780316070294
Ages 4 to 8

Also available in the following languages:
Chinese – Complex


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