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Freaks Ahoy!, 978-1741149838
‘Miss Corker was a brand-new teacher and she was about to meet 4F, her brand new class.’ So begins Leigh Hobbs’ comic story about a freakishly gruesome class – the stuff of teachers’ nightmares. But Miss Corker isn’t the push-over the children expect and when she goes undercover as the ghastly Frankenstein-esque Miss Shnorkel, the class is quickly tamed into submission. In a second book in the series, Freaks Ahoy!, Miss Shnorkel takes the class on a boat trip, where their irreverent antics continue unchecked. Alongside working as an artist and cartoonist, Leigh Hobbs has taught for 25 years and his books are sure to appeal to his put-upon teacher peers – at least for their own amusement. With bold and anarchic illustrations and short text of one or two sentences per page, these books make ideal choices for older reluctant readers, as well as those with an oddball sense of humour.