Title: Teacher’s Pest (Book#3 Tales from Lovecraft Middle School Series)
Author: Charlies Gilman
Publisher: Quirk Books (7 May 2013)
DON’T BE FOOLED by his friendly smile, his perfect manners, or his shiny red apple. Student council president Howard Mergler is actually a sinister bug-monster in disguise-and he’s summoning swarms of roaches, wasps, fleas, and head lice into the corridors of Lovecraft Middle School! Twelve-year-old Robert Arthur is the only student who can stop him – but he’ll need help from his best friends: the school bully, the school ghost, and an extremely courageous two-headed rat. This third novel in the “Lovecraft Middle School” series begins right where Professor Gargoyle and The Slither Sisters ended-with more action, more adventure, and more outrageous monsters.
Teacher’s Pest is the third book in the Tales from Lovecraft Middle School series and even though sometimes after a second book is made the third seems to get a bit predictable and boring. This was not the case with Teacher’s Pest. This time the book was about creatures of course but this time it was bugs. This book had me scratching as I hate bugs. The Lovecraft Middle School series reminds me of Goosebumps and Are You Afraid of the Dark as it is a little scary but you are left wanting more every time.
I obviously am way past the age of being in middle school but I am enjoying the series so far and my six year old daughter although probably a bit young is now starting to read the books herself and she is really enjoying them. She told me they are a little scary but they are funny too. I think it helps that the books do have illustrations on some of the pages. I would say it is more suitable to a child aged 11+