Sunday, August 5, 2012

Dirty Bertie: Fangs! by David Roberts written by Alan MacDonald

Bertie dives headfirst into life...and gets a little dirt on himself in the process. He doesn't intend to get in trouble, but trouble always seems to find him. Join Bertie in three new stories as he attempts to reveal that the custodian at his school is a vampire, discovers what it's like to be an in-demand model, and tries to avoid getting a terrible new haircut.

Each of the three stories are divided into short chapters. The print is large and the pictures will help young readers keep the story in their heads as they read. There are lots of things that will appeal to young readers: an energetic male character, a little big of gross-out stuff (but nothing that's too gross), and high-action situations that spiral out of control but (spoiler alert?) always seem to come out okay. There are a few things that seem to mark it as an import from the UK, but nothing that would get in the way of a North American reader from identifying with Bertie or the book. This is a book series to consider for classroom, school, and public libraries.

Check out David Roberts's website.

I received a review copy from NetGalley courtesy of Capstone Young Readers.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
Dirty Bertie: Germs! by David Roberts and Alan MacDonald
The Grunt and the Grouch: Big Splash! by Tracey Corderoy
Treasure in the Graveyard by Roberto Pavanello

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