Friday, September 21, 2012

School by Colin and Jacqui Hawkins

School by Colin and Jacqui Hawkins takes a comical look inside British schools. It puts kid types under the microscope analysing the school bully, the teacher's pet, the creep, the cry baby, the blabbermouth (you know...the walking megaphone) and of course the goody-goody who presides in every classroom. And please let's not forget those kids who are just plain evil! Every school has those dark and sinister beings courtesy of the today's growing number of disfunctional families. Then there are the dunces, the smokers, and the zombies, and just plain bonkers, known as the twits. You can also explore the curriculum looking closely at lessons and learning. What does clock watching mean?  What does an "x" on your work really signify? Then there is the horror or horrors; the dreaded homework! School would not be complete without nits and zits, now what does that mean for you? This book even has an instructional text on how to deal with those annoying pimples and abscesses. But beware: this section is not for the light-hearted.  If you are not sure on how to conduct yourself, refer to the very informative section  called Mind Your Manners and learn how to socially acceptably deal with burping, boogies, flatulence and excessive snot. Learn what to do when the classroom budget is blown and there are no tissues. The teacher types and traits section is equally entertaining and you are sure to be able to classify your teacher. As for punishments, the mind boggles! Decide for yourself the relevance in this day and age of the cane, lines, detentions, reports and of course the age old tradition of expulsion which simply means everyone in a position of authority has  run out of ideas. The labelled illustrations only add to the fun. read a copy of School today and get ahead! The end papers are just as entertaining, especially at the back. Hmm, I can remember writing at least a thousand times in Miss Vickers class "I must not swing on my chair."

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