Every now and then I go into a local bookstore to read a few pages from the books on display. I sometimes find a gem that I either buy on the spot or buy later on Amazon. A few Fridays ago I found such a gem – I am Nit a Loser by Jim Smith. I have read the first book in the series and they are a set of funny books for kids. I love how Jim Smith has created this unique world with interesting characters, unique words and phrases plus quirky illustrations to accompany the story.
In this episode, Barry Loser is super excited because he has won an audition (with his friends, Bunky andNancy Verkenwerken) to star in the new Feeko’s shampoo advert. However, an absence of a certain skill from Barry to capture the Director’s vision for the advert leads to betrayals, riots and finally a restoration of broken friendships.
You really can’t go wrong with a book that has a line like this
Then all of a non-sudden it was Saturday and I was standing on the edge of Mogden Common with Mrs Dongle and all her wooden-bead-necklace friends and their husbands, wondering how in the unkeelness my life had ended up so loserish.
I would have loved to have read the Barry Loser books as a 9-year old and I believe this book will appeal to children of all ages (and perhaps some grown-ups too) and hopefully convert reluctant readers into avid readers.
Definitely one for your library. I’ve checked on Amazon and you currently can’t get it on there, so you’ll have to check your local Waterstones or WH Smith to grab a copy. If you’re interested in the other books in the series, You can grab a copy at the link below