Happy Families: Mr Tick the Teacher

Mr Tick loves teaching his six children at their little village school. But then they hear terrible news: the school is going to be closed! Luckily, Mr Tick has other ideas. So he starts to teach some rather unusual lessons – in how to trick stern school inspectors! A classic comic story for beginner readers, written by much-loved author Allan Ahlberg.

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    Allan Ahlberg

    Allan Ahlberg is one of Britain’s best-loved children’s writers and is the author of over a hundred books.


    Allan’s work has been recognised by many of the top awards in children’s books, including The Red House Children’s Book Award for The Jolly Postman, The Man Who Wore All of His Clothes and The Pencil.

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