Reader Reviewed Barry Loser: I am Not a Loser by Jim Smith
  

Barry Loser: I am Not a Loser

Written by Jim Smith
Part of the Barry Loser Series

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2013 Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans will love how the ill-named Barry Loser copes with the ups and downs of school life. Told in words and pictures, Barry’s way of telling the story of how he survives in school and in life is a triumph of how a cool kid can outsmart the bullies.

The Lovereading comment:

This is a madcap must-read for 7+ boys. I Am Not A Loser is the first of three notebooks belonging to Barry Loser. Follow Barry as he tries throw off his loserness, take revenge on the terrible Fronkle-burping Darren Darrenofski and finally become a winner.

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Evie Hollingshead, age 10 - 'Brilliant, funny book! If you love books that make you giggle then you must read this. Barry Loser and another boy Darren are always playing tricks on each other and get competitive. I loved it!' Read full review >
  • Alex Bateman, age 8 - 'it is hilarious.  Barry does silly things and his granny has a really weird haircut.' Read full review >
  • Sam Harper, age 10 - 'Fun, frolics and lots of poo, Barry Loser is hysterically funny. If you love Tom Gates, Wimpy Kid and Timmy Failure, you'll love these too. They're absolutely fantastic!' Read full review >
  • Milind Kowsik, age 7 - 'I like the way the author has made you laugh with funny words and silly pictures.This book is a brilliant book, I am going to read all of Barry's books!' Read full review >
  • Isla Moore, age 9 - 'I really enjoyed this book because it is about a young boy who is definitely not a loser, which I found very funny.' Read full review >
  • Daniel Aconley, age 11 - 'A good, funny book. The illustrations were brilliant.' Read full review >
  • Daniel Harrison, age 8 - 'I liked this book because it made me laugh. There are good characters in the story.' Read full review >
  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 9 - 'This is a very funny book. If you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, you will LOVE this. Lots of laughs all through the book.' Read full review >
  • Charlie Swan, age 8 - 'This book was extremely funny and very silly.  I loved it!  It is twice as good as my other favourite book of this kind (the Tom Gates books).   I would like to read all the other Barry Loser books.' Read full review >
  • Charlotte Rosevear, age 10 - 'I am not a Loser is a great book and I would recommend this book to any one who just want to have a laugh.' Read full review >
  • Leoni williams, age 8 - 'This book is very very very funny. Even though I think it's mostly for boys, girls can read it too...Me and mum sometimes read them together and even she laughs.' Read full review >
  • Hannah Baer, age 10 - 'It is a really funny book with lots of hilarious moments.' Read full review >
  • Isaac East, age 8 - 'I am not a loser is a good book because Barry Loser is really funny!' Read full review >
  • Emily Lonsdale, age 8 - 'Very funny book that I read in a few hours.' Read full review >
  • Lucy Keaveny, age 8 - 'Barry is the main character in this book and he is sort of a big loser. He always comes up with really weird ideas.' Read full review >
  • Izzie Wood, age 10 - 'I like the book. I would rate it a 6/10.' Read full review >

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Synopsis

Barry Loser: I am Not a Loser by Jim Smith

I've never minded that my name is Barry Loser because my coolness has always cancelled it out, but ever since Darren Darrenofski joined school with his horrible little crocodile face he's been completely ruining my life about it.

About the Author

Jim Smith

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors After graduating with a first class degree in advertising, graphic design and illustration in 1997, Jim Smith was spotted by the owner of a small coffee shop chain and brought in to fill the walls of their flagship store with his paintings.

In the meantime he's illustrated kids' food packaging for M&S, drawn cartoons on the sides of PJ smoothies, created in-store graphics for Orange phone stores, designed book covers and branded a New York based Iced Tea company.

'I am not a Loser' by Barry Loser, the first of a series of children’s books 'spellchecked' by Jim, was published in 2012, having already sold rights to nine countries. The sequel, ‘I am Still Not a Loser’ was the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 and declared the funniest book for children aged seven to fourteen.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
240 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Jim Smith
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

4th June 2012

ISBN

9781405260312

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