Sunday, 11 September 2016

This School is Driving Me Nuts!

This School is Driving Me Nuts! by Duncan Ball (Christmas Press – Second Look publishing) PB RRP $18.99
ISBN 9780994234032

Reviewed by Kel Butler

When I first received This School is Driving Me Nuts!, the re-release of Duncan Ball’s plays, I pulled it out at the breakfast table, recruited my partner and the kids and started reading them together as a family. Each of us played many zany roles, quickly reducing each other to tears of laughter and causing my son to announce in that moment that he wants to be a comedian! Now that’s what I call a success story.

In this collection of plays, Duncan Ball delights with his wickedly funny use of language and character, providing something for everyone. From a comedic monologue to a play the entire class can get involved in. Duncan Ball has tuned right into the minds and imaginations of primary schoolers everywhere, getting down to their level of grossness, throwing tons of mischievous cheek and taking the everyday pun to a whole new level.

This School is Driving Me Nuts! offers hours of engagement on a group level, making this book the perfect companion for every primary school teacher and teacher-librarian. It is a fantastic way to introduce kids to theatre and plays whilst making reading time even more fun.

Highly recommended in the home and at school.

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