Friday, 7 November 2014

Dirty Bertie - Horror by David Roberts, written by Alan MacDonald

Review by The Mole

Bertie's books have now been published for over 10 years and I have to admit to not having met him yet - and there have been over two dozen of his books!

"Horror" is the name of the first of three stories in this book and it's one in which he learns that his granny is going on a date - something he must put a stop to. Granny's dating? Whatever next?

In the second he manages to soak a priceless painting with his water pistol and in the third he meets a fierce dog while trying to deliver papers.

Each of these stories is an easy read with plenty of black and white illustrations that enhance, but don't distract from, the story. Despite being around for eleven years old, Bertie is about seven and is just on the side of mischievous - enough to laugh at but not encourage. Any child who can read reasonably confidently is sure to love reading about his antics and will want more - well, there's plenty to go at!

A lovely character, in a lovely book that will amuse children from their first reading and they will be encouraged to read more.

Publisher - Stripes Publishing
Genre - Children's early reader

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