In the fourth book in the Crazy Relief Teacher series, Grade 6B start school with Mr Crikey wrestling a python to the floor – and that is perhaps one of the less interesting events in their crazy school day. A keen conservationist, Mr Crikey quickly comes on board the children’s plight, trying to save the local swimming hole and surrounding bush from being sold by the council as a development site. And in walks Mr Griffith – money man and stock market expert. He spins a business plan to help the students make money but all goes wrong when they are sold out by the class bullies. Rather than rolling in cash to buy the land they land up in servitude to crafty trader. But, through some tricky trading of their own, 6B comes out on top.
This is an easy and engaging read – laced with witticisms, Australian slang and laughs galore. For those preparing for the Australian Curriculum Economics and Business, Mr Crikey and the Greedy Griffith provides a springboard into investigating the money market and business operations – with lost of lessons on what not to do!