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February 2015 Series of the Month - Barry Loser What to say about the Barry Loser series to recommend it to the uninitiated? Well, if burps, characters with smelly breath, bogey-eating schoolboys and poo jokes make you double up, then these books are absolutely for you. Barry Loser is a real winner as far as six to eight year olds are concerned, even the most reluctant of readers. Divided into short chapters and full of Jim Smith’s distinctive cartoon style illustrations the books are easy reads that deliver every time. In this new story Barry’s baby brother Desmond Loser the Second is making his life difficult, while outside the home Barry is set on getting his hands on a can of the new drink, Tears of Granny Laughter. Jim Smith writes juvenile farce par excellence – ‘salute the keelness!’ as Barry would say. ~ Andrea Reece
The 6th book in this Roald Dahl Funny Prize award-winning series. 'My mum and dad are so busy looking after my brand new baby brother, Desmond Loser the Second, that sometimes I wonder if they even know I exist.' There's a new Loser in town, and Barry's not happy about it. The only thing that's keeping him going is a superkeel new drink from Feeko's Supermarket. But then disaster strikes, and Barry has to turn detective to solve the mystery of the century: the case of the crumpled carton!
Perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Mr Gum and Tom Gates.
For more Barry Loser info visit the website www.barryloser.com
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading4kids expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in this series, Barry Loser: I am Not a Loser.
Very funny and cheeky Booktictac Guardian Online Review
The review of the eight year old boy in our house...."Can I keep it to give to a friend?" Best recommendation you can get Observer
Hugely enjoyable surreal chaos Guardian
|Publication date:||29th January 2015|
|Publisher:||Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
|Genres:||Humorous, School Stories|
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.It was a three month contract; fourteen years later, Jim is head of design at Puccino's Worldwide Ltd, now an international coffee shop franchise with stores in the UK, Europe and Egypt.In the meantime he's illustrated kids' food packaging for M&S, drawn cartoons on the sides of PJ ...More About Jim Smith