Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Five Minutes of Fame Ever by Nigel Smith

Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Five Minutes of Fame Ever

Written by Nigel Smith
Part of the Nathalia Buttface Series

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

Another helping of super-cringe-worthy adventures for Nathalia Bumole, mostly courtesy of her dad, who really is an expert in embarrassing his daughter. It starts off when Dad uploads onto his website a video of Nat dancing, and being stung by a bee. Of course it goes viral in seconds and before long people across the world are ROFLing at Nat. Her dad’s attempts to fix the situation only make it worse, though to be fair she does achieve a kind of superstardom. Nat’s trials and humiliations make for highly entertaining reading and it’s great to see a girl giving Greg Heffley a run for his money in the comedy stakes. ~ Andrea Reece

There are four books in this series -

Nathalia Buttface and the Most Epically Embarrassing Trip Ever

Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Five Minutes of Fame Ever

Nathalia Buttface and the Totally Embarrassing Bridesmaid Disaster

Reader Reviews

Some of our Kids Reader Review Panel were lucky enough to read the first title in the series, Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Dad in the World.  You can read their reviews below.

  • Chen Chen, age 10 - 'I enjoyed this because it made me laugh lots. I enjoyed it ssssooo much I want to read it again!' Read full review >
  • Elizabeth Tomlin, age 8 - 'I like this book beacsue it is real fun. It is a page turner. I found it really hard to stop reading!' Read full review >
  • Emma Moroney, age 7 - 'Excellent story about a girl and her dad, who is very embarrassing.  Makes me glad my dad is nothing like this dad, although he is still embarrassing.  I enjoyed the story, it was very funny.' Read full review >
  • Alexander Bisland age 8 - 'This book is about a girl who has an embarrassing dad. I bet your dad is even more embarrassing than hers! NOT! I give this great book 10/10.' Read full review >
  • Abigail Smart, age 11 - 'One of the funniest books I've read. I really feel sorry for Nathalia, her Dad always gets everything wrong! Seriously hilarious!' Read full review >
  • Tilly Dickinson, age 9 - 'A laugh out loud type of book, when you think your own Dad is embarrassing (and mine is!) wait til you meet Nathalias, he is so much worse!' Read full review >
  • Sam Harper, age 10 - 'I giggled, I chuckled, I roared and I howled with laughter. I couldn't stop reading and I couldn't stop laughing.  This is without a doubt the funniest book I have ever read.' Read full review >
  • Bella Perez, aged 8 - 'A delightful story about a poor girl and her hilarious dad! I truly loved every chapter of fun.' Read full review >
  • Eloise Mae Clarkson age 11 - 'This book was so funny...The plot was hilarious and the ending was brilliant and unexpected.' Read full review >
  • Lily Benner, age 9 - 'This book made me laugh out loud many times and I didn't want it to end.  There is more to come from Nathalia Buttface and I can't wait!' Read full review >
  • Elspeth, age 9 - 'This book is hilarious, amazing and gives me an embarrassing feeling on behalf of Nathalia!  She's a 12 year old girl who has the most embarrassing dad and even cringes about him in her sleep!' Read full review >
  • Jenny Bridgeman, age 8 - 'This book was amazing! and invaded by funnyness.  I rate this book five stars because it is so funny and really cool.' Read full review >
  • Lola Frary, age 10 - 'A hilarious book about a girl, trying to be normal, but with a totally embarrassing dad.' Read full review >
  • Holly Carver, age 11 - 'This book is laugh out loud funny, there is a smile on every page.  Nigel is a great author.  I really love this book.' Read full review >
  • Lily Benner, age 9 - 'This book made me laugh out loud many times and I didn't want it to end!' Read full review >
  • Elise Marie Lockett, age 9 ½ - 'This is one of the funniest books I have ever read! Nathalia Bumole is one of the unluckiest kids ever, and most of it is her dad’s fault.' Read full review >
  • Lucy Minton, age 10 - 'When reading this humorous book I laughed out loud and I truly recommend it.' Read full review >
  • Poppy Stephens, age 9 - 'A good book, other people will like it, but it's not for me.' Read full review >


Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Five Minutes of Fame Ever by Nigel Smith

When Dad posts an embarrassing video of Nat online as a joke, she's furious. Things are set to get much worse, however, when the video goes viral and she finds herself centre of the nation's attention for all the wrong reasons - even the prime minister is imitating her! But when a local care home for abandoned pets is threatened with closure, Dad convinces Nat to use her new-found celebrity to raise money for it - with him acting as her agent, of course! Cue: a disastrous appearance hair-modelling job, a not-so-glamorous campaign for a local optician and a call to turn on the town's rubbish autumn illuminations (the one with the miserable face off The X-Factor cancelled at the last minute). And as if Nat didn't have enough to deal with, school isn't exactly easy when you're a minor celebrity...


'The plot was hilarious and the ending was brilliant and unexpected' - Eloise Mae, age 11, Lovereading4kids

'One of the funniest books I've read... Seriously hilarious' - Abigail, age 11, Lovereading4kids

'Makes me glad my dad is nothing like this dad, although he is still very embarrassing' - Emma, age 7 Lovereading4kids

About the Author

Nigel Smith

Nigel Smith has been a journalist, busker, TV comedy producer and script writer, winning an award for his BBC 4 radio comedy, VENT, based on his own life-threatening brain illness. More importantly, he has been - and still is - an embarrassing Dad. Much like Natalia Buttface, his three children are continually mortified by his ill-advised trousers, comedic hats, low quality jokes, poorly chosen motor vehicles, unique sense of direction and unfortunate ukulele playing. Unlike his hero Ivor Bumole, he doesn't write Christmas cracker jokes for a living. Yet.

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Book Info


256 pages
Interest Age: From 9


Nigel Smith
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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

2nd July 2015




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