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  • Published: 15 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141369969
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 24
  • RRP: $17.99

Mr Tick The Teacher


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A hilarious Happy Families picture book from Allan Ahlberg and Faith Jaques.

One of the classic Happy Families stories written by Allan Ahlberg and illustrated by Faith Jaques.
Mr Tick loves teaching his six children at their little school. But then they hear news that all small schools must close, so Mr Tick starts teaching some rather unusual lessons - in how to trick stern school inspectors.
Based on the classic 'Happy Families' card game, this highly entertaining series is ideal for reading and sharing at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg.
'The best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss' Children's Rights Workshop.

  • Pub date: 15 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141369969
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 24
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

Allan Ahlberg

Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over 100 children's books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award winning picture books as Each Pear Plum and The Jolly Postman - both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Sussex.

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Praise for Mr Tick The Teacher

“Marvellous”

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