The troublemaking students of Ms. Jenkins' class arrive at school one day to discover a substitute creacher has come to put a stop to their monkey business! He regales them with mind-boggling stories about his former students who didn't follow the rules: Keith the glue-eater, Zach the daydreamer, and Hank the prankster, to name a few. But even this multi-tentacled, yellow-spotted, one-eyed monster's cautionary tales about the consequences of mischief-making can't seem to change the students' wicked ways until he reveals the spookiest and most surprising story of all: his own.
Chris Gall's vibrant artwork leaps off the page with a dynamic comic book aesthetic that will grab both parents and monster-loving kids!
* "Combines humor and a touch of magic.... certain to provide more than a few laughs." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "This is a delicious little shocker of a picture book that ought to whip... crowd[s] of youngsters into a shrieking, laughing frenzy." - Booklist, starred review
Explosive, cinematic panels; retro Ben-Day dot patterns allude to classic funnies. - Publishers Weekly
"Colorful and catchy... [a] gleeful cautionary tale."EndFragment - StartFragment 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
Chris Gall is the illustrator of AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL, DEAR FISH and THERE'S NOTHING TO DO ON MARS. He has received over 50 major awards from the likes of the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts Magazine, The New York Art Directors Club and Print Magazine.
There's Nothing To Do On Mars, America the Beautiful