I am Sort of a Loser by Jim Smith

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The Barry Loser notebooks are perfect reads for the more reluctant 7+ reader with plenty of pictures & humour to keep reader interested. The second in this series, I am still not a Loser, deservedly won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013.


I am Sort of a Loser by Jim Smith

'Everyone at school knows I'm the loserkeelest person ever. So imagine how annoying it was when Fay Snoggles came into school one day acting even more loserkeel than me.' There's a girl in Barry's class who's Getting more laughs than him! But luckily Barry immediately thinks up one of his brilliant and amazekeel plans to make sure he'll have the final chuckle. All he needs is thirty boxes of Beard Flakes...


'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

'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

30th January 2014




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