By: Tim Harris
Genre: YFQ - Humorous stories (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: Random House
Published: 28 Aug 2017
ISBN: 9780143785859


He’s the only person who isn’t afraid of Canteen Carol.

I heard he swam in piranha-infested waters in the Amazon.

He lets us use our phones in class!

Is his spark-maker beetle really that dangerous?

I heard he drank yak’s milk in Mongolia.

My mum says he used to be in the circus.

He’s the only teacher who cooks us breakfast.

The class in Room 12B has a new teacher, and nothing is ever going to be the same . .


This is a fantastic story of a magical new teacher who arrives at Room 12B and through new and exciting ways makes learning fun.

One by one he also helps the students work through different issues like bullying and self-confidence.

While the book is full of laughs, it also has messages to be gained, especially an appreciation of teachers and a love of learning as well.

Well, except for the tyrannical Principal Sternblast, who is just scary!

Tim Harris is a wonderful new talent in Australian children’s books who has started a great new series with Mr Bambuckle’s adventures.

This is sure to be a hit with readers 8 and older.

Reviewed by Rob