My Creature Teacher by Laura Leuck

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Being a creature teacher isn't easy. The classroom needs to be kept spotlessly grim, spooky spelling tests must be given, and, of course, fire-breathing classroom pets must be kept in line! But at the end of the day, little critter students learn to appreciate their own creature teacher.

Laura Leuck and Scott Nash team up once again, this time turning the classroom into a somewhat familiar place of tickling laughs and howling fun.


About Laura Leuck

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Laura Leuck is the author of these other books for children: "Goodnight, Baby Monster; My Monster Mama Loves Me So; Sun is Falling, Night is Calling; My Baby Brother Has Ten Tiny Toes;" and "Teeny, Tiny Mouse." Ms. Leuck lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her husband, Art, and their two sons, Matthew and Shane. Scott Nash is an award-winning illustrator of the Flat Stanley series and Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields. His design firm, Nashbox Studios, has lent its expertise to such kid-centric brands as PBS, Nickelodeon, and Disney. He lives in Maine. You can visit him online at
Published July 1, 2004 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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even sensitive or younger readers will respond with giggles rather than shivers to this tongue-in-cheek tribute—and likely take to heart the closing line: “So if your creature teacher’s near— / thank her for her help this year!” Quite a contrast to Edith Pattou’s Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden, illustrate...

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