The Naughty Bench

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32 pages • 9 in x 11 in • Ideal for kids 4-8 years old
Thoughtfully created by
author AH Benjamin

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A hilarious tale of classroom antics every kid and teacher will love!

Things aren't going well for Room 4. The weather is horrendous, the zoo field trip is cancelled, and Miss Cross has an awful headache. Flynn blows a raspberry. "Go and sit on the bench!" Miss Cross orders. Ruby and Phoebe argue. "The bench!" Oscar takes too long at the toilet. "The BENCH!" Soon, the whole class is on the bench, and it isn't long before Miss Cross sends herself, too! Of course, no storm or bad morning can last forever, and soon giggles—and a very happy ending—pull the class together.

Funny, heartwarming, and adorably illustrated, The Naughty Bench is one story every teacher will recognize and every classroom will love! A perfect read for rainy, grumpy mornings (and a delightful way to get a wayward class back on track), this tale by long-time children's author AH Benjamin is destined to become an instant classroom classic.

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  • AH Benjamin

    A H Benjamin is the author of over fifty books for kids, which can be found worldwide in over 25 translations, including Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Greek, Arabic, and Afrikaans. His work has been adapted for radio, television, and theatre. He is a husband, father, and grandfather, and lives in the UK.

    AH Benjamin 
  • Laura Vitória Jäger

    Laura Vitória Jäger is an illustrator from Brazil who loves working on children’s books. She is inspired by the power of a child’s imagination, which can make everything magical. She enjoys creating her colorful artwork with watercolors, colored pencils, or using digital media. She has a degree in Visual Arts from the Federal University of Uberlândia (Brazil).

    Laura Vitória Jäger 
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