Having a sea monster as a teacher- what would that be like? Would each day be spent getting roared at if you whisper during silent reading, receiving detention for breathing at the wrong time, and living in fear of being gobbled up if you forgot your homework? *
Miss A. Moray is not like that. For one thing, eating students is frowned upon. The parents tend to complain and there's extra paper work- and no teacher wants to do more paper work than they already have to. And a decent teacher doesn't need scare tactics. All the little monsters agree that Miss A. Moray’s class is great fun, and they love learning. Maths is a huge hit, even if you have to try not to count on your tentacles, and story time is brilliant as Miss A. Moray and her eely hair can do all the voices. *
Having a head full of eels has many uses when you teach. They help with the marking and setting up for the next lesson, can take small groups and even manage to keep That Child under control (most of the time). Rumours that their Teacher Glare can actually turn a child to stone have never been proven, but they possibly have a hypnotic effect, especially during trickier parent conferences. They certainly give Miss A. Moray eyes in the back of her head- and the sides, and round the corner of that awkwardly paced unit in the book corner where students like to try and mess about. However, despite having seven heads, somehow there's just never time for Miss A. Moray to finish her cup of tea before it gets cold. Some students say that they've seen her outside of school, but that's silly as everyone knows teachers sleep in the cupboard when the kids go home.
Miss A. Moray is monster 22 in my #monthofseamonsters . She was inspired by @anya_toomre who suggested a teacher and Marcia James Lambert who wanted eel hair. You'll both receive a digital copy of Miss A!
#MonsterMonday - Name that Cryptid. Who can name this giant, segmented sea creature said to lurk in the Vietnam sea. It supposedly has a lot of fins that propel it through the water. Some think it is a huge undiscovered invertebrate. #cryptids#monsters#seamonsters
Here’s one of the sea monsters that didn’t quite make it to the @thegeneralfoodstore exhibition!
The Mokèlé-mbèmbé is a large territorial herbivore in Congolese legends. It is said to haunt rivers and lakes in areas surrounding Lake Tele in DRC. I’ve drawn me and Mokèlé-mbèmbé and pasted us in some of my favourite pictures of Lake Kivu which we took from the Rwanda border looking over to DRC. Featuring my lovely friend Sarah and bunch of other fun peoples heads bobbing up in the lake.