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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Dirty Bertie Pong!! by David Roberts

Pong! - Dirty Bertie Bk.16

Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! Join Bertie as he attempts to bath a rather smelly Whiffer, gives Miss Boot the fright of her life on a school trip, and enjoys having a sneaky hand in the design for the new school uniform...!

Dirty Bertie is back in another fantastic book - perfect for boys who like to rebel or get into mischief. He is up there with Just William and Horrid Henry in my favourite book characters for boys!

In this book, Bertie's dog Whiffer is living up to his name and seems to be drawn towards cow pats! He stinks the house out at meal time and then again when he is about to compete in a dog show - leaving the judge very unhappy having him in the ring. However, the judge is further annoyed with him when, after she narrows the field down to  three dogs for best in show, a dog biscuit is thrown into the ring and chaos ensues!

There are three stories within the book: Pong! the dog who loves to roll in cow pats; Snore! when Bertie goes on a school trip and is unhappy with his room mates; and Smart! where Bertie's school are tasked with designing their new school uniform. Each story is full of mischief and humour and impossible to read with a straight face throughout.

I recommend this book as perfect for little boys everywhere - great to read to younger children or for 7+ readers to read alone.

Thank you to the publishers, Stripes Publishing, for sending me the book to review.

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