From the author of 'Teach Further Maths' and 'Maths Trumps' comes something completely different...
Well I use the phrase “to be normal would bore me” this guy is something else. I bought the book as I loved the heading and signed up to prime to get it faster. The postman did wake me up at 6am playing a happy jig on the door but I was like “this better be good”.
Upon opening the book and reading the preface I was intrigued as to what to expect, and this didn’t disappoint. I used to work in a childcare setting and could relate to a lot of what was going on, the way P Hunt captures the day to day life of teachers is phenomenal. This is the type of book you want to lift you from the dreaded days of Covid lockdowns and uncertainty, it’s a mood lifter. I found I was sat there with my cup of tea, laughing to myself, gripped and not wanting to put it down. It’s almost like a diary of naughtyness and funny tales. Chapter “lettuce” is so random but amusing to say the least.
It’s a mood booster book and one to share with friends.
This would make an amazing gift for a teacher for Xmas or end of year gift, how many best teacher cups can they get, 🤣this book is ideal for them.
He captured my attention, not only from the Boris wig, but yes it’s ‘daft’ but hysterically intriguing, I laughed so much my sides hurt. These children were so lucky to have him as a teacher, wish he taught my child.
Honestly, it’s so good, easy read, compelling and amusing. Omg the “tipping chapter” is insane, this books made me realise I need to use more complex words such as “cacophonous.... altruistic”
I’ve talked about these chapters when chatting to friends- never mind 50 shades of grey chats- this is better. Insane and educational mixed with humour.
If you do a book signing I’m there, thank you for the giggles. 😍
Anyone working in an environment where emails are the usual means of communication will relate to this book. A very funny account of life in a 21st century workplace and a hilarious insight into the remarkable mind of a highly intelligent, if slightly unhinged, teacher. If you take yourself too seriously, then this book is not for you, but if you’re one of those people known to experience the odd silly moment and random train of thought, then you’ll thoroughly enjoy it.
A great read! Highly recommended for those who like a laugh, also a good escape from duties.
'Have any of you ever been inclined to stand firm and straight, looking steely-eyed and poised for action, whilst holding a clipboard?'
The opening line from just one of Paul's emails written to his colleagues.
Self deprecating, intelligent, dry humour that makes you laugh out loud is the 'Book of Daft'.
It's also well written and easy to dip in and out of.
The Preface contains seriously good advice for all people in stressful jobs and not just teachers.
A wonderfully funny book. Daftness at its best.
It’s written in a way in which you can just dip in and out when you feel you need a distraction or something to make you laugh. If I’ve had a stressful couple of hours, I just need to read a few pages of this book to brighten my day. Every email makes you laugh because it’s either so relatable or just Daft!
Schools can be a full-on and at times stressful place, but this book is a scream and you don’t just have to be a teacher to appreciate it - I’m sure it’s the same in many workplaces. Reading some of the emails and funny stories that he writes resonates so much with what I have experienced. Not only does it make me laugh out loud, it also provides a fantastic stress relief and the very important lesson that none of us should take ourselves too seriously! 🤣
A hilarious masterpiece by a truly proficient writer of random, and downright hilarious, emails. I've really enjoyed learning about why you shouldn't park a car in a block corridor, put your foot down on the motorway or take the 12 days of Christmas as your model of gift buying for a significant other.