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When Mr Bambuckle arrives, laughs, thrills, silliness and imagination are guaranteed to follow!

He’s the first teacher to cook us breakfast.
Is his spark-maker beetle really that dangerous?
I heard he drank yak’s milk in Mongolia.
He’s the only person who isn’t afraid of Canteen Carol.
My mum says he used to be in the circus.

The class in room 12B has a new teacher, and nothing is ever going to be the same . . .


This is a delightfully funny book full of weird and wonderful characters that kids will love. Lessons about app-making and drone-building help put a modern spin on the ‘Magic School Bus’-esque formula, and the off-the-wall humour is bound to appeal to readers aged eight to 11.

Holly Harper, Junior Books+Publishing

Mr Bambuckle is an extraordinary teacher and this is an extraordinary book. It’s crack-up, laugh-aloud funny, with mini-stories to inspire and lift the self-esteem of its readers. Every kid needs to meet a Mr Bambuckle. *****

Sandy Fussell, Sunday Telegraph

An absolute delight to read aloud to Middle Primary classes. There's a cast of fun characters, unusual and exciting situations, different approaches to presenting the narrative all wrapped up with a teacher who shows empathy, understanding and acknowledges individuality.

Rhyllis Bignell, ReadPlus

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    August 28, 2017

    Random House Australia Children's

    240 pages

    RRP $14.99

    Online retailers

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    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    August 28, 2017

    RHA eBooks Child

    240 pages

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    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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    • Google Play
    • Kobo

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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