Nathalia Buttface and the Embarrassing Camp Catastrophe by Nigel Smith
  

Nathalia Buttface and the Embarrassing Camp Catastrophe

Written by Nigel Smith
Part of the Nathalia Buttface Series

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The laugh-out-loud funny girl-series returns. This time Nat's off on a geography field trip. It should be a chance to get away, but Embarrassing Dad's not far behind. Unfortunately! From TV and radio comedy writing talent Nigel Smith.

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 >

Synopsis

Nathalia Buttface and the Embarrassing Camp Catastrophe by Nigel Smith

Nat's class is going on a week-long field trip to hunt for fossils. Cue: mouldy log cabins, potholing, map reading and more totally boring 'geography stuff' - all the things that Nat hates...and Dad loves! Of COURSE he volunteers to come along on the trip as a parent helper. Normally Nat would strictly forbid Dad's attendance BUT he's finally applied for a 'proper' job - teaching survival skills to juvenile delinquents - which will keep him busy and stop him interfering in her life! If all goes well on this trip, he'll definitely get the job. Nat just needs to keep Dad away from the canoes...and anything involving a zip wire, oh and perhaps they shouldn't venture up the rather treacherous-looking mountain Bleak Peak during the strongest storm of all time...

Reviews

RAVE REVIEWS FOR NATHALIA BUTTFACE:

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

Format

Paperback
352 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Nigel Smith
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Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

28th July 2016

ISBN

9780008167127

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