I am thrilled to share the news of a two-book deal for debut author Sam Watkins! CREATURE TEACHER, her funny 7+ debut novel, illustrated by the very talented David O’Connell, is being published by OUP on 2nd April 2015 in the UK, with a sequel, CREATURE TEACHER GOES WILD, following in August 2015.
CREATURE TEACHERis a clever twist on the story of Jekyll and Hyde. Jake’s class finally has the best teacher in the whole world, Mr Hyde, but there is just one teeny, tiny, HUGE problem. Mr Hyde transforms into a naughty, little creature whenever he becomes upset! The creature has some amazing abilities but being well-behaved isn’t one of them! Jake’s class will have to use all their ingenuity to hide the creature, so they can keep their brilliant teacher. But Mrs Blunt, their headmistress, is never far off the scent…
Sam is going to be visiting schools to talk about CREATURE TEACHER and maybe even playing a few of Mr. Hyde’s favourite songs on her guitar! I can’t wait for kids to read these books – they really are such fun.
Please go and congratulate Sam on twitter