Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Children's Book Review: Beware Of The Teacher! by Jason Bardwell

Beware Of The Teacher!

Author: Jason Bardwell

Publisher: CreateSpace

Date: April 19, 2012

Number of Pages: 26

About The Author
Jason Bardwell is an author and artist who has written, illustrated and published two children's books.

The Big Bad Teacher
I think most kids wonder what their teacher does when he is not at school. This is a rhyming modern fairy tale about a big BAD teacher and his innocent little students.

The students at school notice that their teacher is twitching badly and doing strange things. The children have good reason to beware of the teacher because he EATS the bones of little children when he goes home at night!

The story ends with the following warning;

"Run home, run away,
As fast as you can,
Then you at least will not,
Be in his frying pan!"

My Thoughts
This story has a good vs. evil theme that is so popular in fairy tales like Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs.

Kids love to read stories with strange and unusual twists. Children will be surprised and delighted to read this funny fantasy about a teacher gone bad. The author has taken us out of our comfort zone and stretched our imaginations in a very different direction.

It is important for young readers to know that this story IS NOT REAL and that teachers do not eat or harm their students. This might lead to a discussion about how to determine the difference between fact and fiction. It would be fun to have students compare and contrast the teacher in the story with their own teacher.

This "bad teacher" story is sure to be a hit with kids. Students will realize how lucky they are to have a smart, kind and caring teacher in their classroom.

My Rating ~ 5 Stars Out Of 5

FYI ~ The author sent me a complimentary paperback copy of this book to read and review.

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