cover image My Creature Teacher

My Creature Teacher

Laura Leuck. HarperCollins Publishers, $15.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-06-029694-0

Fearsome educators get their due in My Creature Teacher by Laura Leuck, illus. by Scott Nash, narrated by the hero from My Beastly Brother. The hairy fellow rhapsodizes poetic about his stern, but loving, lizard-like teacher: ""She takes us out for recess time/ to jump and play in piles of slime."" Nash's semi-spooky cartoons are well paired to the mildly subversive rhymes. .