Charming and Hilarious: Read Our Review of Your School is the BEST! by Maggie Hutchings and Felicita Sala

Charming and Hilarious: Read Our Review of Your School is the BEST! by Maggie Hutchings and Felicita Sala

Everyone’s favourite cockroach is back, and this time he’s going to school! From show-and-tell to arts and crafts, this little stowaway can’t wait to try it all… and maybe become the new teachers’ pet!

Charming, hilarious and just a tiny bit disgusting, this is a back-to-school tale with a twist, from the all-star cast behind Your Birthday Was the BEST!

I don’t think I’m alone in saying I am terrified of cockroaches. However, after reading Your School is the BEST! by talented storyteller Maggie Hutchings and illustrator Felicita Sala, I couldn’t help but fall in love with this little family of bugs. Sala’s vibrant watercolour style really brought the bugs to life, giving the story a very wholesome feel. I loved seeing what the cockroaches would get up to next to impress the students.

What I loved most about the story was how easily the message of positivity and perseverance was received by younger readers. I’ve read this to a few kids in my family and all were able to understand the themes, even in the funnier moments of the book. No matter what happens to the family of cockroaches, they are always looking for the positives in every situation.

Let’s talk about the humour. There were more than a few times when I found myself laughing out loud. Hutching’s wit is fantastic and always managed to score a laugh or three with the kids. My personal favourite was when the cockroaches were playing hide and seek with the kids and hid in the teacher’s lunchbox. Let’s just say the teacher was in for a fright!

The story takes place during a typical day at a primary school. I found it to be the perfect setting for young kids to relate to. This is the perfect book to bring into the classroom or library and read aloud.

Full of stunning illustrations, positive themes and laugh-out-loud humour, Your School is the BEST! is a standout in children’s picture books. Turning something scary into a heartfelt message of positivity is a fantastic achievement.

Buy a copy of Your School is the BEST! here.

Publisher details

Your School is the BEST!
Authors
Felicita Sala, Maggie Hutchings
Publisher
Affirm Press
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
29 December, 2021
ISBN
9781922626530

Synopsis

Everyone’s favourite cockroach is back, and this time he’s going to school!

From show-and-tell to arts and crafts, this little stowaway can’t wait to try it all…and maybe become the new teachers’ pet!

Charming, hilarious and just a tiny bit disgusting, this is a back-to-school tale with a twist, from the all-star cast behind Your Birthday Was the BEST!
Maggie Hutchings
About the author

Maggie Hutchings

Maggie is a counsellor, family-dispute mediator, writer and artist who spends her weekends covered in paint and scribbling lists that are never completed. She is a famously mad aunt, nanna and mother who talks to herself out loud and falls over a lot in the garden. Maggie writes stories with heart and soul for children and adults that encourage kindness, hope and resilience.Maggie is the author or Unicorn! and Mermaid! published by Affirm Press.

Books by Maggie Hutchings

Felicita Sala
About the author

Felicita Sala

Felicita is a self taught illustrator. She graduated in Philosophy from the University of Western Australia. She has worked on several animation projects along with husband Gianluca, but her passion is making picture books. She lives in Rome with Gianluca and their daughter Nina.

Books by Felicita Sala

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