Friday, 17 August 2012
Dirty Bertie Pirate! by Alan MacDonald
Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! Join Bertie as he samples life as a swashbuckling pirate, cooks up a storm in the poshest restaurant in town, and teams up with Dad at the School Sports Day in an attempt to beat Royston Rich!
Dirty Bertie is back - and with him he brings mischief, mayhem and laughter!
Dirty Bertie is perfect for any child who enjoys causing mayhem and mischief. Even though the main character is a boy, I think that this character is one which will appeal to both girls and boys.
The book includes three short stories, which will be perfect for confident early readers to read alone or to be shared at bed time, reading a couple of chapters each time.
The three stories are all on completely different stories - Pirate day at school, A secret restaurant reviewing weekend and a competitive sports day at school.
Intermingled among the story are some of David Roberts fantastic illustrations which depict the chaos and mayhem Bertie takes with him, where ever he goes.
This book is a perfect gift for both boys and girls alike, who are beginning to gain confidence in reading alone.
Thank you to Stripes Publishing, the publishers, for sending me the book to review.