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Laura Norder Sheriff of Butts Canyon

Written by Guy Bass

Illustrated by Steve May

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Wild and very funny adventures out west

March 2019 Book of the Month | Interest Age 8+ Reading Age 8

Guy Bass comes out all guns blazing in his latest comic adventure which features some typically wonderful characters – I particularly like Tad Tipsy the bartender and Precious Little the gold prospector. Centre stage is sheriff’s daughter Laura Norder and her arch enemy Duncan Disorderly, motto ‘No rules!’. In a spontaneous gesture he comes to regret, Laura’s dad makes her sheriff, but absolute power is no good for anyone and Laura’s obsession with imposing strict rules quickly makes her very unpopular with the townspeople of Butts Canyon. It’s very funny indeed, but there are lessons for us all and a sly bit of political satire too. Yee haw!

Andrea Reece

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Barrington Stoke is the foremost publisher of dyslexia friendly books and those for reluctant readers.  Here on Lovereading4kids we are constantly selecting new titles and refreshing our special dyslexia friendly category.

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Laura Norder Sheriff of Butts Canyon Synopsis

Laura Norder lives her life by the Golden Rules and so should everybody else. But being Sheriff of Butts Canyon at the age of ten is a big job to handle, and when a no-good rule-breaking bandit causes chaos in the town, enough is enough! It's time for Laura to step up to the plate and catch the masked mischief-maker before he breaks any more of her rules!

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

Laura Norder Sheriff of Butts Canyon Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

This book is really funny and it also teaches you a lesson. Great fun! Full review

Lily O’Dwyer (Age 10)

Even when placed on a table, the book is just beckoning you to read it and many will find that temptation very hard to resist and soon you will find yourself settling down and having a read. Full review

Iulia Motoc (Age 11)

Interesting book about the 10-year-old Sheriff of Butts Canyon. Full review

Prisha Yadav (Age 9)

What a fun book. Full of laugh-out-loud moments and a fabulous feisty heroine, if slightly misguided, showing the town's inhabitants what's what. A quick read with plenty to enjoy. Full review

Sarah Ormes (Age )

A funny, easy to read book. Full review

Rob (Age 9)

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ISBN: 9781781128459
Publication date: 15/02/2019
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781128459
Publication date: 15th February 2019
Author: Guy Bass
Illustrator: Steve May
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 72 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Recommendations: Books of the Month, Reviewed by Children, Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly

About Guy Bass

Guy Bass grew up dreaming of being a superhero – he even had a Spider-Man costume. The costume doesn't fit anymore, so Guy now contents himself with writing and drawing the occasional picture. He writes the Gormy Ruckles series for Scholastic UK, as well as the popular Dinkin Dings series for Stripes. In 2010, Dinkin Dings and the Frightening Things won a CBBC Blue Peter Book Award in the "Most Fun Story with Pictures" category. Guy lives in London with his wife. A Q&A with the Author Where did the idea for the Stitch Head series come from?  ...

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