I am So Over Being a Loser by Jim Smith

I am So Over Being a Loser

Written by Jim Smith
Part of the Barry Loser Series

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Barry Loser is back giving another hilarious glimpse into his busy life and, above all, into his ongoing campaign to prove that he is a really cool guy. It’s harder than ever for Barry to be cool when his mum becomes the new voice and face of the supermarket. But Barry is not one to give up easily and he’s certain that he is now over being a loser forever. Can this really be true? Jim Smith’s illustrations capture all the loser jokes brilliantly.

The third book in this funny madcap must-read series for 7+ boys and girls. If you liked The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, you'll love this!


I am So Over Being a Loser by Jim Smith

'My mum's embarrassing enough just being my mum, but now she's won The Voice of Feeko's competition it's even worse.' Barry's mum has become a bit of celebrity, and now he can't go anywhere without seeing a poster of her eating a chocolate digestive or wiggling her bum in a pair of jeans. It's so annoy-embarrassing, and everyone at school is making fun of him. But you can't keep Barry down for long...With the help of his napkin collection, new girl Nancy Verkenwerken and a snail called Snailypoos, Barry is determined to prove once and for all that he is not a loser.

There are two other Barry Loser stories - visit the pages here! I Am Not a Loser and I Am Still Not a Loser.

And for more Barry Loser info visit the website www.barryloser.com


'Hugely enjoyable, surreal chaos ... The review of the eight-year-old boy in our house who devoured it in two days? Can I keep it to give to a friend? Best recommendation you can get' Observer

I laughed so much, I thought I was going to burst Finbar, aged 6

'Twice as good as my other favourite book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Ben, aged 7

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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240 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Jelly Pie an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

5th August 2013




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